Warcross by Marie Lu is a fun read that reminded me in many ways of Ready Player One by Ernest Cline.
Hacker Emika Chen works as a bounty hunter catching people who bet illegally on the virtual reality game Warcross. That is, until she hacks herself in to the opening ceremony of the Warcross Championship. Next thing she knows she’s working for the enigmatic creator of the game, Hideo Tanaka, to catch a sinister hacker who has been causing trouble in the Warcross universe.
I often find myself unfortunately good at predicting plot twists. That being said, this book actually managed to have a twist I didn’t see coming. There were still some reveals I did anticipate but I really appreciated that I didn’t feel like I knew everything before it happened.
Overall, I give it 4 stars, although, I probably would have gone with 3 stars if not for Lu’s success in hiding her twist.
By Alli G.