Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Waiting on Wednesday: Warcross by Marie Lu
Warcross by Marie Lu. 416 p. Penguin Young Readers Group, October 3, 2017. 9780399547966.
Publisher synopsis: 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.
Marie Lu has some avid fans at my school, including me. I was so impressed with her debut novel, Legend and even more impressed with the sequel, Prodigy. No middle volume blah here! And Champion? Had me sobbing. Her next series, The Young Elites, is quite intriguing and original. Finally, I love that cover!