Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.
This week i’m choosing Warcross by Marie Lu.
Release: September 17′
Having read the first two books in The Young Elites series (hoping to get to the last book soon), and really enjoying them, and not being able to get into her Legend Trilogy unfortunately, I then heard about Warcross.
Hacking?? Virtual Reality?? YES, SIGN ME UP. After the cover release and I heard more & more about this book from early reviewers & Marie herself, this just seems right up my alley! I have high hopes for this book and can’t wait for the release.
Goodreads synopsis: 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.
What are your thoughts on the premise of this book?