Book Review | Warcross by Marie Lu

Are you a gamer? And do you love when you play a game? We all sometimes had been through that time, that obsession and desired to win in a game. While our mind just focused on our objectives and unattached with the real wordl. Well this book combine it all, the teamwork between member, the romance and most important, the pleasure and burning desire to be a winner. I have a feeling that today its gonna be a one fine day cause I’ll be writing about two of the many fave things I love to do. Writing about book and writing about games. 😀

Warcross by Marie Lu | Publisher : G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers | English with 353 Pages | Young Adult, Science Fiction, Fantasy


First Impression

Oh, another my fave color are on a book cover, just look at the design, it was just so nerd but glamorous thing ever. Lets see the summary, oh it was about a hacker trying to hack the world number one game, instead of being punished they hired her instead. Wait! Is a she! (grinning), okay, this book gonna be on my bucket.



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 Warcross players who bet on the game illegally. But the bounty-hunting world is a competitive one, and survival has not been easy. 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.

What I love about this book

I have all the reason in my life to love this particular books. Why you ask? She’s a hacker, she’s a gamer, she’s an independent girl, she’s a bounty hunter – its all the thing I love to do in this world, well except the hack and bounty hunter part, maybe im just gonna be a plot twist hunter instead. But still, THIS BOOK WAS MARVELLOUS!

The plot was straightforward with a little spin. Just a way a good story works. I love on how Marie Lu writes about Emika, she is independent girl, low profile but just a little misfortune than anyone. But she does not lose hope and do anything for the sake of survive. As long as she can afford a good meal and a place to stay.

But entering the world competition as a spy, she need all her experience to help her to hunt the enemy. I also love on how the player between team interact – the teamwork while on gaming. It was a very drowning story and I wish I just can buried my face inside because of its awesomeness. That is just what a teamwork should be like.

Emika Chen resembles all the cool girl in the world, she can be fine working alone but she always knew with a team she can done so much better. That much for character development. I love everything and for the romance thingy I always thought it will be so fishy with that.

Why You Should Read It?

Well, aside from it beautiful cover, another reason to reach for this book was its represent for girl gamer out there, it was every little thing we think and care about. Being a girl gamer surely a though journey, but nothing is impossible if that truly are your passion. Just keep it moderate but we all know we gonna nail it – written from a girl gamer perspective of mine :p