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"When teenage coder Emika Chen hacks her way into the opening tournament of the Warcross Championships, she glitches herself into the game as well as a sinister plot with major consequences for the entire Warcross empire"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York, NY : G.P. Putnam's Sons, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, [2017]
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9780399547966
Branch Call Number: SCIENCE FICTION (TEEN) Lu, Marie
Characteristics: 353 pages ; 22 cm


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SPPL_TKBTeenChoice Mar 14, 2018

I would recommend this book to anyone who loves suspense and fantasy books. The plot is very interesting and has no dull points. The main character develops and adjusts well to the major change in her life. I usually don’t read books about video games since I find them a bit depressing, this one ... Read More »

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sarahbru17 Feb 11, 2020

Characters: 7/10
Plot: 9/10
Writing: 8/10
This definitely gave me Ready Player One vibes, which I really enjoyed. I loved the virtual environment of this world. The plot twist at the end was somewhat predictable--not intriguing enough to pull me into the sequel.

Aug 25, 2019

a very good book, whenever i have time i plan on reading book 2

LPL_MaryW Jul 20, 2019

Teen hacker, gamer girl, and bounty hunter Emika Chen lives in a world where ninety percent of the population plays Warcross, a virtual reality game created by wunderkind Hideo Tanaka. When Emika accidentally glitches herself into the opening game of the Warcross world championship, she grabs Hideo’s attention, and he promptly flies her to Tokyo to hunt down the mysterious person who’s been hacking Warcross like never before. But what she discovers will change her world, and the world of Warcross, forever. With romance, friendship, and suspenseful game play, this book kept me reading long past my bedtime. "Warcross" is a wild ride!

Warcross is an intriguing testament to the motives of the people around us. I don't really have anything bad to say about this book, just that the author consistently uses the same character archetypes in all of her novels. Don't get me wrong, Warcross is an AMAZING book! Even the sequel does not disappoint.

Mar 09, 2019

Amazing read. Not really for you if you're going for a in-depth strong story, but is great if you want fun, fast read. I'm really excited for the sequel, as Marie Lu once again fails to disappoint. Overall, I give this book a 10/10 and a "Would Strongly Recommend Reading" review.

OPL_MichelleC Jan 16, 2019

Slightly predictable, but still suspenseful. A detailed and virtual world with well-developed characters and a fascinating ethical dilemma. I love Marie Lu's writing style.

Dec 25, 2018

3.5 stars. think i checked out/renewed this book from the library several times before it floated to the top of my rotation. when i finally read it, it was really fun. you can see the comparisons to ready player one and why it is being made into a movie.
it’s always a relief when the japanese elements are authentic. audiobook narrator was wonderful.

SnoIsleLib_LoisH Oct 22, 2018

From the author of The Legend Trilogy comes a new science-fiction series centered around Warcross, a fictional Virtual Reality game. Featuring a clever and dynamic heroine, this series opener is thrilling, thought-provoking, and even a touch romantic. Come for the video games and stay for the international intrigue.

JCLChrisK Sep 18, 2018

Excellent, non-stop action and adrenaline. This is one you don't want to put down. I found the novel's three elements--hacker intrigue, game clashes, and mysterious romance--didn't ever quite mesh, with some plot and logic holes resulting. But if you're willing to suspend your disbelief, it's a fun ride.

Aug 30, 2018

This is very much outside my wheelhouse, but I couldn't put it down. Get through the exposition and immerse yourself in this fast-paced, wildly imaginative thriller.

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