I highly recommend this book if you are a human being or a living creature of any kind.
It is futuristic and relatable to Ready Player One, which I also recommend to anyone that has ever existed and doesn’t even exist.
There’s a game that is played worldwide. I got the idea that it was kind of like PokémonGo in the way that like you can walk around the street with these glasses on (instead of looking through your phone) and you see virtual things where actual things are. Like maybe you see just a plain tree without the glasses, but with the glasses you see it growing puppies and hovering in midair.
I can’t express to you how nerdy I feel right now.
Well, just like in Read Player One, something unexpected happens to a very poor, very very smart no body that makes them a somebody. [I want to express that the games in both books are completely different and unique]. Emika is a hacker and she does something nobody else has ever done to get seen… by accident of course. She was just desperate for survival in the real world.
Emika’s character is just phenomenal. She has her flaws and she becomes like an actual person to the reader. She knows that she works better on her own, yet where she is headed she needs to work with the whole team.
Can we also talk about the fact that she has rainbow hair and tattoos? I LOVE IT.
In Warcross, you play in teams. It is kind of like capture the flag but with virtual worlds and problems to overcome. I would not be able to play because ‘hello anxiety’ but I would love to see this type of thing happen in real life it would be so legit.
The whole reason that she is put in this game is so interesting too. I don’t want to give anything away, but it seems like something that would actually happen if this was real. Hideo, the creator of Warcross, will get you to feel all the feels. For his family, the reason he created the game, his draw to Emika and… then different feels… towards the end of the book… that might have you throwing the book against the wall.
I have only read one other book by Marie Lu, and it was okay in my opinion… this book gave me actual chills down my spine and goosebumps on my arms. Her writing was phenomenal and her story telling with her twist and her character development was out of this world.
I will stand by this girl.