Warcross was one of many highly anticipated books of 2017 that I was excited to get my hands on and read. Unfortunately, it didn’t live up to the hype. Not only did I not finish the book but I predicted the entire plot less than 50 pages in. Sorry Warcross but gameover.
Marie Lu’s Warcross is the story of Emika Chen. A young teenage hacker with rainbow-colored hair and a bland personality. Down on her luck and in desperate need of cash to pay off her growing debt, Emika decides to risk it all by hacking into Warcross. A game viewed and played by billions. Naturally, Emika gets caught and is thrown into the spotlight. I mean how else would the plot move forward?
From that point on we meet new characters. Enters Hideo Tanaka–the genius behind the global phenomenon known as Warcross. A genius who doesn’t know how to put in a good firewall but whatever. Anyways, just like Emika, he’s bland as hell without an ounce of personality. By the way, as predicted Emika and Hideo become a thing. Seeing as I have not finished the book I don’t know at which point that happens but sources close to me tell me it happens.
Sources also tell me that there’s betrayal and something to do with world domination and a rather sloppy, you can see it coming from a mile away cliff hanger.
Loving all things Marie Lu, this was a letdown. I mean have you guys read The Young Elites? The bomb dot com. Y’all need to get on that series asap.
Anyways, to the young readers out there take this review and what I said with a grain of salt.
The premise of Warcross is there and sounds so incredible but this is one Marie Lu book that just didn’t work out for me. But if you’re into gaming and futuristic settings go out and buy Warcross or borrow it from your library. Just because this old fucker didn’t like it doesn’t mean you won’t enjoy Marie Lu’s work.