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. @goodreads
love Marie Lu, but I had a hard time with this book in the beginning. I
felt like I wasn't really going to get into this book. I have to say it
took almost until the end to really enjoy it. I'm not sure if it was my
mood, that I wasn't really ready for a gaming book or what. Either way,
I did enjoy it after I kept going.
What I want to know now, is that ending? What is going to happen in the next book? I mean who do you trust now?
It was pretty obvious to me right up front who the hacker in Warcross was that wanted to take out the creator, Hideo Tanka.
Chen is a bounty hunter and a hacker. She hacked into the Warcross game
and everyone saw her. Ooops. You put on these like sunglasses and get
into the game and she jumped right into a tournament and stopped the
game. Well, things obviously change after that because Hideo has sent
Hideo pays off Emika's debts and hires her to find out
who is hacking into this game. There is a killer among us. He puts her
in the game as a player and it's all go from there.
supposed assassin came as no surprise but the things he said did. . . .
Now I have to wait until the next freaking book to find out if it's all
real or just another game . . . .
. . . .