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Warcross
Warcross | Marie Lu
From #1 New York Times bestselling author Marie Luwhen 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 isnt just a gameits 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 Championshipsonly to accidentally glitch herself into the action and become an overnight sensation. Convinced shes going to be arrested, Emika is shocked when instead she gets a call from the games creator, the elusive young billionaire Hideo Tanaka, with an irresistible offer. He needs a spy on the inside of this years tournament in order to uncover a security problem . . . and he wants Emika for the job. With no time to lose, Emikas whisked off to Tokyo and thrust into a world of fame and fortune that shes 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.
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lirahlu
Warcross | Marie Lu

I'm struggling to read this month and I'm struggling to be okay with that. Sigh. I've only finished 2 books and I usually read about 7 each month. It's not that the books aren't good ... it's more a desire to be up and moving.

Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick Be gentle with yourself & listen to your body. I feel a bit bummed that last year I easily read more books but life is just more demanding right now. The books will be ready for you to pick them up when you can. Enjoy the movement because our bodies need that, too. 4d
lirahlu @Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick Thank you! I know it's not a bad thing to take a break but being a booklover is so much a part of my identity that it feels "wrong" to not be consuming books left and right. 4d
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Nalbuque
Warcross | Marie Lu
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The tagged book I liked enough to read the sequel, which is the book pictured. Both were decent but reading the second one def made me see some holes in the plot and loose ends on the whole story. Also, it was a bit more focused on the romance, which is not quite my thing. Cool lil young sci-fi, but by the end of book 2 I was a bit sick of it.

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authoramdeese
Warcross | Marie Lu
Mehso-so

This was a fun and easy read. The ending was a bit predictable but I really appreciated the unique world-building that is set in a not at all distant future.

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TK-421
Warcross | Marie Lu
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Enjoying a bit of #audiocrocheting before bed

julesG Are you making a scarf? Or blanket? 8mo
TK-421 @julesG It‘s a small, kitty-sized blanket! I belong to a group that makes blankets & toys to donate to animal shelters 8mo
julesG Oh, so good of you. 8mo
BookBabe Had to smile at “small, kitty-sized blanket” 😸 so sweet 8mo
TK-421 @BookBabe 😊😺 8mo
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ValkyrieAndHerBooks
Warcross | Marie Lu
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I always have a hard time actually reading Sci Fi. Which is silly. I always enjoy it. Most of these have been on Mt. TBR for years! #NoShameReadathon22 is helping me get excited to read this genre more!

Space Opera - Lady Doctor Wyre
Hard Sci-Fi - Record of a Spaceborn Few (Wayfarers #3)
Steampunk - The Affair of the Mysterious Letter
Speculative Fiction - The City We Became (Great Cities #1)
Cyberpunk - Warcross (Warcross #1)

#NSR22 #Readathons

Nessavamusic Great list! I enjoyed Warcross 9mo
ValkyrieAndHerBooks @Nessavamusic Thanks! I‘m pretty sure I will too! It‘s been languishing for years in my Audible library waiting for me to finally dust it off! 😅 9mo
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EmilyMabb
Warcross | Marie Lu
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I am alone in thinking this book could totally happen someday? 😯

This was a really cool story. I've always loved the amount of detail that Marie Lu provides in her books, and this was no exception. It was fascinating to see what high tech gadgets could be like someday in the (maybe not so far?) future. A great action-packed read with a ton of twists and turns.

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Roshni.Tim
Warcross | Marie Lu
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I‘ve never read this type of genre, and have never been into these types of books. Usually I read horror and mystery types but this time this book is just amazing! At first I was a bit confused and all but I just love how the story layout is like. I‘m not done the book yet but I‘m about to finish soon. I‘m excited to finish the book.

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ReadingOver50
Warcross | Marie Lu
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This book was super fun to read. I actually told myself I didn't care how late I stayed up, I was going to finish the book that night! I love the world building within the Warcross game. This is a near future society that feels like it could really happen within a few years. I love the structure of the tournament and the fact that the teams lived and trained together. There is a small romance, but overall this is a science fiction adventure story.

Twainy AGREED!! I liked the 2 Warcross & 4 Legend books plus The Kingdom of Back. Hmm that‘s all I‘ve read of hers so I guess I like her writing. 😁 Some are better than others but all were good to great! 2y
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Enchanted_Bibliophile
Warcross | Marie Lu
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TheSpineView Truth! 💜📖📚 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💛💛💛 2y
hannah-leeloo Love this 📚❤📖 2y
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TheKidUpstairs
Warcross | Marie Lu
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Fun, fast paced YA Sci Fi Thriller. Hacker/Bounty Hunter Emika Chen is thrown into the VR Warcross Championships to track down a Hacker threatening to bring down the system and assassinate its creator.

#Booked2021 SciFi Written by a Woman
@4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage @Cinfhen

HOTPock3tt I enjoyed this book! 2y
Cinfhen 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼great pick 2y
Churcha13 Awesome book 7mo
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Cortg
Warcross | Marie Lu
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January is always a good reading month for me! I read a lot of great books 😀

ChaoticMissAdventures I loved Friday Black. So many hard hitting stories. And as someone who has worked retail in an American Black Friday...this was too close to reality 😂 2y
Cortg @ChaoticMissAdventures I‘ve worked a lot of retail jobs in my teens and 20‘s. The stories really made me stop and think. 2y
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Shay1097
Warcross | Marie Lu

“Everything's science fiction until someone makes it science fact.”

“It is hard to describe loss to someone who has never experienced it, impossible to explain all the ways it changes you. But for those who have, not a single word is needed.”

“But beauty can make people forgive a thousand cruelties.”

“What‘s the point of freedom if you‘re just living in a miserable reality?”

“Think badass thoughts, I tell myself.”

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Shay1097
Warcross | Marie Lu
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This was just as good as I remember it being the first time. I love the futuristic world this story is set in, all the technology and shifts in the world were so fascinating. Emika is also a badass, I love reading about strong female characters who are tied to no one but themselves, it was nice to see her progression from the start of the book to the end.

Shay1097 The supporting cast of characters were also super fun to read about, and I love, love, love stories where the main character gets to expand their family with the new friends they make along the way. I also loved the Warcross game aspect of this book, it was fun to get to read about a sci-fi video game that feels like it could be real one day! Overall this was really enjoyable and I can't wait to see how the second book plays out. 2y
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alecia3dixie
Warcross | Marie Lu
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Mehso-so

For almost the entirety of this book I thought it should have been classified as a romace, but the ending made me see it differently. It was okay. I don't think it was amazing, but it wasn't bad either. I did find myself enjoying the story but I really wish there was more about the virtual reality and just a little bit more detail on the games. Other than that, it was an alright book. I will continue to the next one.

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Cortg
Warcross | Marie Lu
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I was hoping to get these last two books completed before the end of the year, but they became my first completed books for 2021.
Warcross was a lot of fun and I‘m looking forward to continuing the series. Zero was obvious earlier than I would have liked but I did not see the reasoning behind his attacks. I really do enjoy books about virtual realty!
The Queen‘s Gambit was great but the chess moves were over my head.

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Simplykellyk
Warcross | Marie Lu
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This is the kind of book that makes me think. The one where I sit back and look at the world around us. A sci-fi novel where the world is obsessed with a fictional world and plays a game to escape reality. I feel like in our technology world, some of us are too sucked in to our technology. I ate this book up and finished in like 2 days because I couldn‘t put it down. Stay tuned for review of book #2

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LibrarianRyan
Warcross | Marie Lu
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Incase you missed it Warcross is becoming a TV series. Hopefully they don‘t butcher the series to bad. I loved these books.

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BookishGirl06
Warcross | Marie Lu
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Just finished this and l loved every minute of it. The world felt real and cool. The games were a lot of fun to read. The way this ended was kind of unexpected yet I did get one thing right. Will be picking up the next book in this dualogy ASAP

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BookishGirl06
Warcross | Marie Lu
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When even your book has to remind you of current events 😷. Though they aren‘t facing a pandemic but wasn‘t expecting to see facial masks brought up

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BookishGirl06
Warcross | Marie Lu
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100/353 pages in. Hoping to finish by tomorrow

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BookishGirl06
Warcross | Marie Lu
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Currently reading. Love the pretty colors. 🌈

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abookdragonsretreat
Warcross | Marie Lu

"Every locked door has a key" ???

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abookdragonsretreat
Warcross | Marie Lu
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The world building in this book was honestly the best! It's so rare to find such an original book, with such a well written world. Set in Tokyo, which is one of my favourite places, we follow Emika who is such a badass with her hacking skills, rainbow hair and tattoos. I loved the plot and the twists, I didn't see any of them coming at all. I loved the romance and the characters. I absolutely loved this book, and have just ordered the 2nd.

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abookdragonsretreat
Warcross | Marie Lu
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Started this earlier and am absolutely loving it! Why did I let it sit on my shelf for so long? 💙

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Rachiiebookdragon
Warcross | Marie Lu
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This was/is a great book, I guessed who Zero was before the big reveal though! 5/5

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Sci.Cricketts
Warcross | Marie Lu
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5/5. Emika Chen is my hero. #girlswhocode #hacker

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sarahgreatlove
Warcross | Marie Lu
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Listened on audio and loved it. I was right in the mood for this sort of book. It‘s fast paced, exciting, full of characters you love. Set in the future and in the world of virtual gaming, it was fun to read about the world years from now without it being pandemic/plague/apocalypse/war based ! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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adultishbookworm
Warcross | Marie Lu
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Finally finished this beauty today! 4 stars and so excited to read Wildcard! 😍

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Carolyn11215
Warcross | Marie Lu
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I read this for April #doublespin. Really enjoyed this novel about bounty hunting, hacking, the dark web and virtual reality gaming, set in Tokyo. Hoping to get to the 2nd and final book in the series soon. #mounttbr2020
@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Wow, sounds like an exciting read! 2y
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Reign_1982
Warcross | Marie Lu
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My first book on my tbr for may

adultishbookworm I just finished it today! Such a cool book! 😍 2y
Reign_1982 I put it to the side. Idk it just didn't grab my attention 2y
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chlolovesbooks
Warcross | Marie Lu
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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adultishbookworm
Warcross | Marie Lu
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Starting this beauty for a book club! 😍

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Zoes_Human
Warcross | Marie Lu
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This fast-paced YA sci-fi novel literally had me dodging along with the action in the book. The Kindle version is on sale for $1.99 right now.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01MZ88EXL/ref=as_li_tf_il?ie=UTF8&tag=rnmgdea...

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BooksAndTea97
Warcross | Marie Lu
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The story is interesting.
You might find it a bit predictable, since I guessed all the major plot twists correctly. But it is entertaining.

The only thing I truly hate is the romance. I mean why did Marie Lu had to write romance into this. That is the only thing that bothered me. It was really unbelievable.

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tessavi
Warcross | Marie Lu
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Mehso-so

First book of 2020, though I started in December. A fast paced read but predictable. I felt like I read this story several times already.

DogMomIrene Felt the same way. Plus the middle school kids who I handed this book to would come back with same feeling. I'm debating trying her other books, but I've heard they're all kind of so-so:( 3y
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tessavi
Warcross | Marie Lu
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I won't finish my current book (tagged) before midnight, so these are my stats for 2019! 7 books less than last year but I'm still happy with this number.
Happy New Year everyone! May 2020 be filled with books 😬📚📚

Reagan The Terror 👍🏻❤️ 3y
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chapters-and-pages
Warcross | Marie Lu
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“everyone has a different way of escaping the dark stillness of their mind.“

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Sarz
Warcross | Marie Lu
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3.5 ⭐
I had a lot of trouble getting into this one, which might say more about my current reading slump than the book!

It has a strong #socialmediafocus and warns about the dangers of having too much of a reliance on technology!

#booked2019 @Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage

Cinfhen I‘ve heard this is a really good series🤓 I‘m always tempted to try it whenever somebody reviews 3y
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Philapphan
Warcross | Marie Lu
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I loved Warcross, and I plan on continuing to the sequel right after! Warcross is a book about a girl who came from nothing, $13 in her bank account but a love for a game called Warcross, a virtual reality that changed the whole world, When the Warcross competitive teams compete Emika, the main character try‘s to pull of a stunt that could change her whole life. If you like books that have tons of action and videogames this book is for you! #2

Cfischbuch Marie Lu the author can do no wrong. Great review. It‘s one of my favourites. 3y
MissYaremcio Great review Phi Lap! Make sure that you include all elements of the assignment, you were missing the pacing! It seems like a popular book and I think I should possibly give it a go! 3y
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HaydenTheGreat
Warcross | Marie Lu
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Perfect if you like books about the future and technology. Fairly exciting the entire way through. Liked the main characters and the storyline

MrsBabki I think she is an amazing author. Have you read Legend? 3y
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CindyMyLifeIsLit
Warcross | Marie Lu
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I liked the gaming aspect of this book. That‘s not really something I do, so a little more insight into it was interesting. Of course, a teenage girl who is able to hack into systems that teams of trained professionals are unable to crack with one hand tied behind her back is just par for the course in the YA universe. I didn‘t see the twist coming, though, and it is an engaging story.

Nebklvr Are you planning to read the sequel? 3y
CindyMyLifeIsLit @Nebklvr Not sure. Have heard that it‘s not so great, so I‘m not in any rush! I have SO many other YA books I‘m trying to read for school. 3y
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AiBBot
Warcross | Marie Lu
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If you are looking for a book full of older adults who are not dead, annoying or broken, do not read this book. If you want a thrill ride (great action scenes) with young adults (geniuses, bounty hunters, extreme-world renown gamers) as they struggle to cope with their own issues whilst solving mysteries in the real and virtual worlds, read this fun book!

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creampiss
Warcross | Marie Lu
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Cool beans

boiiiiiii It is a good book 3y
MrsBabki More. More. More. 3y
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sarahs.thoughts.on.books
Warcross | Marie Lu
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It's like Hunger Games meets Ready Player One. I'm so there for it. Halfway through the novel, I was like, I can't wait to see this book adapted to a movie or mini series.

Emika hacks/glitches her way into the War Cross Opening ceremonies. When she tries to steal an artifact, she is exposed. Next thing you know, War Cross creator, Hideko, has a job offer - he wants to hire her to figure out a security issue.

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dylanisreading
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Accurate.

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Skeeterisme
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♥️♥️♥️⭐️⭐️⭐️☝️☝️☝️