Review: Warcross by Marie Lu


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.


Warcross got me out of my 3 week book slump!

I loved this book so much. It was such a joy to read. Something happens in every chapter, and the twists and turns of the story did not disappoint. Every chapter brought excitement, and the world building was freaking fantastic. I wanted to play warcfoss myself after it was first introduced in the book. It’s so rare to read a book with such diverse characters. I think that’s what made me love this book so much.

Emika was a wonderful heroine. She was so smart, brave, and loyal. I wanted her to succeed so much. Her memories with her father made me cry. She was so close to him, and he loved her with all his heart. Even though her childhood wasn’t perfect, she chose to dwell in what her father did for her, and the sacrifices that he made.

Hideo is an interesting character. I hope his character will be explored more in the next book. He has so many secrets, and he’s too mysterious. I feel like I don’t know him at all, but I really love his character. I don’t want to say anything more to avoid spoliers, but I’m reserving judgment until the next book.


One thought on “Review: Warcross by Marie Lu

  1. I read this and thought the world building was phenomenal!!! I love Emika too. She’s such a kickass heroine.

    Can’t wait for the sequel! Great review!

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