Books On Our Radar: Warcross by Marie Lu
Warcross by Marie Lu sounds like the exact book I want to read like right freaking now! Why can’t I have it now?! Warcross is a new YA, sci-fi thriller series about a gamer, a hacker, and a bounty hunter! Emika sounds so damn badass! Plus Marie Lu writes the best sci-fi stories and I am so excited for this one! If you want to check out the first chapter it was revealed on EW.com. No seriously, read this excerpt! HOLY CRAP, I am so ready for this book! Plus, this cover is so colorful and I absolutely love it! It has the perfect feel for this book all shiny and chromed out. GAH GIMME! Warcross is coming to us on October 3rd, 2017, so clear your fall schedules and add it now to your TBR for this sure to be an epic adventure!
Category: Young Adult, Sci-fi
Publication: October 3rd, 2017; G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers
From #1 New York Times bestselling author Marie Lu—when a game called Warcross takes the world by storm, one girl hacks her way into its dangerous depths.
For the millions who log in every day, Warcross isn’t just a game—it’s a way of life. The obsession started ten years ago and its fan base now spans the globe, some eager to escape from reality and others hoping to make a profit. Struggling to make ends meet, teenage hacker Emika Chen works as a bounty hunter, tracking down players who bet on the game illegally. But the bounty-hunting world is a competitive one, and survival has not been easy. Needing to make some quick cash, Emika takes a risk and hacks into the opening game of the international Warcross Championships—only to accidentally glitch herself into the action and become an overnight sensation.
Convinced she’s going to be arrested, Emika is shocked when instead she gets a call from the game’s creator, the elusive young billionaire Hideo Tanaka, with an irresistible offer. He needs a spy on the inside of this year’s tournament in order to uncover a security problem . . . and he wants Emika for the job. With no time to lose, Emika’s whisked off to Tokyo and thrust into a world of fame and fortune that she’s only dreamed of. But soon her investigation uncovers a sinister plot, with major consequences for the entire Warcross empire.
In this sci-fi thriller, #1 New York Times bestselling author Marie Lu conjures an immersive, exhilarating world where choosing who to trust may be the biggest gamble of all.