March 6, 2018

Review by Sheel Pant

Emika Chen, an 18-year old Bounty Hunter with $13 left  to her name, finds herself close to eviction out of her apartment, and out into the streets. But the minute when she hacks into the opening ceremony of a game called Warcross, her life completely turns upside down. She instantly receives a phone call from Hideo Tanaka, 21-year old billionaire, and the creator of Warcross, with an irresistible offer. Em is whisked off to Tokyo, Japan to be a Wild Card in the Warcross Tournaments. But when she starts to stop the attacks on Warcross, she uncovers a sinister plot, which is getting her into more she bargained for. Will she find the mysterious silhouette behind the Warcross attacks, or will she fail to do so, and get sent back to New York?Warcross is an addictive world I never wanted to leave. I loved this book. It was the first Marie Lu book I’ve read and now I want to read all of her books. It’s entertaining and gripping. Emika Chen is such a great and intelligent character. For a gamer like me, this book was absolutely perfect. It was like Ready Player One, except for the OASIS, there is the NeuroLink, a revolutionary device that connects people. There’s twists and turns, and I read this book so quickly because I just needed to know what happens next. I can’t wait for Warcross #2!


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The Candy Shop War, by Brandon Mull 

Swiss Family Robinson, Johan David Wyss 

The Apothecary, by Maile Meloy