Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday #281 - Warcross by Marie Lu
(Warcross #1)
by Marie Lu
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Publication Date: September 12th 2017
Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 9780399547966

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From #1 New York Times bestselling author Marie Lu—when 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 isn’t just a game—it’s 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 Championships—only to accidentally glitch herself into the action and become an overnight sensation.

Convinced she’s going to be arrested, Emika is shocked when instead she gets a call from the game’s creator, the elusive young billionaire Hideo Tanaka, 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. With no time to lose, Emika’s whisked off to Tokyo and thrust into a world of fame and fortune that she’s 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. (Goodreads)

Does this book sound completely fascinating, or what??
Emika sounds really awesome, and I can't wait to 'meet' her!
I've only read one book by Marie Lu before, but I have ALL of her books on my TBR.
I'm super excited to get started on Warcross!!
**"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine,
that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.**


  1. YAAAAASSS!! This was my pick last week, and I am also SO excited for it!! I haven't read Lu before, but I've heard amazing things about her writing. Hope we both enjoy this :)
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    Amy @ A Magical World Of Words

  2. Really intrigued by this one!! Love the cover too! So colorful!

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    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  3. To be honest, I've left it at "book about online gaming". That's really all I need to know to get excited about this one! And the kickass cover! Great pick this week. I so would NOT mind if the publisher gave me this book for review.. ;)

  4. Great pick! This book is already on my TBR list as well. I hope you enjoy it!

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  5. As soon as I heard Lu was writing a new book, I added it. She is phenomenal, and I cannot wait to see what she has in store for us.
    Sam @ WLABB

  6. Yess, I cannot wait to read this one too :D Lovely pick. <3 It's going to be amazing :) Hope you love it lots.


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