So, I just finished reading Warcross and loved it! It took me several chapters to get into the book because I’m just not a first-person present tense kind of reader, but it really was a good book. Although, sometimes it did slide into first-person past tense, which made the reading a little easier for me to read.
This is my first cyberpunk novel to read. To be honest, I really didn’t even know what this book was about when I bought it, but it was all over the book group I’m in on FB so I thought I’d give it a try and I was so pleasantly surprised.
Emika is a hacker in the near future who has rainbow hair, has a tattoo sleeve, and rides an electric skateboard. She lives a destitute life until Hideo the creator of the game Warcoss needs her help. In order to catch this bounty, she is thrust into the world tournament game.
This book is pretty fast-paced and exciting. Emika is not only hunting a bounty but uncovering a mystery in the process. It has some twists and turns and romance. One thing I have to say is by the first breadcrumb, I already figured out who Zero (the one she is hunting) was. I think it was just too obvious, but that did not keep me from being entertained anyway.
The book gives you many visuals to see in your imaginations so if you read it I hope you are good at painting pictures in your head because you’re going to need to. The way the warcross games were played were also very interesting and I almost wish that we actually had this technology so I could try it out. It’s no surprise that the author Marie Lu was a former video game tech.
I cannot wait to read WildCard next in the series and learn more about warcross. The first book ends in a bit of a cliffhanger and leaves you wanting more!