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Book review: Warcross by Marie Lu

Book review: Warcross by Marie Lu

This review of Warcross by Marie Lu is brought to you by Book Boy Jr (12).

Title: Warcross*

Author: Marie Lu

Publisher: Penguin Books Australia

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About the book

“For the millions who log in every day, Warcross isn’t just a game – it’s a way of life. Struggling to make ends meet, teenage hacker Emika Chen works as a bounty hunter, tracking down players who bet on the game illegally.

When Emika hacks into Warcross, she is shocked when she gets a call from the game’s creator with an irresistible offer. He needs a spy on the inside of this year’s tournament in order to uncover a security problem . . . and he wants Emika for the job.”

Warcross by Marie Lu is a fast, action-packed novel that follows the story of Emika Chen, an 18-year-old bounty hunter/hacker. Emika is recruited by the creator of Warcross, the world’s biggest VR all-inclusive game, to go undercover at this year’s championship tournament to hunt cheaters and scammers.


What I thought

This book was very interesting to me mainly because, well, it’s based on gaming, which is one of my interests.

I thought that all of the characters were so well played-out that you can see the whole thing unfolding right in front of you – it’s just like watching a movie. For that reason, I can see someone who absolutely hates games also sitting down and enjoying this book. There are lots of female main roles, plus some romance stuff and talk about gambling.

I recommend this book for boys and girls 12+.