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.

Summary:

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 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

Welcome Into Bookish World

  • I need to admit that I found Donatella perspective was way too adventerous compared to Scarlett. 😇 #legendary #stephaniegarber .
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I keep forgetting about whom is whom from Caraval and I feel a little bit lost learning where Dante comes from 😂 Hence I put Caraval on my next list just to recap what actually happen. .
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As the lovey dovey thing I prefer Tella dilemma in choosing love rather than Scar. .
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Q: #teamTella or #teamScar?
  • Akhirnya aku membaca buku ini dipandu emosi diluar kewarasan. 
Rare species yang amat, one of its kind. Never in my life I stumble into this kind of reading. .
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Tak tahu nak nangis atau nak ketawa. 😂
  • All time fave local book. Bits of Heaven by Aishah Madidiy. This is one of a few english novel that I owned, written by a local Malaysian. Hooked me on the very first chapter and the very reason why I decide to write my blog wholly in english. .
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"Akeed's dauntless journey explored every aspect of journalism, philosophy and religion. The book is an interesting read for those who yearn for something with different twist"
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I remember that I dont get bored easily on every chapter as it was a very light reading. Some says that Aishah Madidiy could be the next Hlovate (some says laa). 💖
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Q: Have your read any Aishah Madidiy books yet? What do you think of it? Im kinda sad will I get the copy again as JS already close down. 
For #bookendsmy #merdeka2k18bookchallenge
  • My most anticipated books will/already published on 2018 🎉😎
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✔A Court of Frost & Starlight by SJM - following my dearest Rhysand whereabout 😂
✔Legendary by Stephanie Garber - hopefully I could get a glimpse of that mind reading dress on Tella and the mastermind behind the circus (ok I need to read the book back cause my memory begin to fade out) ❌Wildcard by Marie Lu - of course as a gamer in between I must have this book into possesion
❌ A Thousand Perfect Notes by C.G Drews - the debut of the hilarious talented book blogger Paper Fury had comes into pieces? Who did not want to be tame by this dark magic right? .
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I have planned that if I get all these books this year then I can start my book banned scheme successfully, till then I just need to pile up my TBR books a bit high more. .
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What is your most anticipated books this year? .
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Notes : ✔ (got it) | ❌(pending)
  • "Sini kak.." lambainya memanggilku. Aku hanya mampu terdiam kaku. Suasana sangat sunyi ketika itu sehinggakan aku boleh dengar degupan jantungku sendiri. - Syif Tengah Malam
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Ajaib sangat aku post benda ni di tgah malam. Tadi bukan main mengigil meskipun dibaca kala pagi. Sorry sgt dgn gambar gaya-gaya kiut tak menunjukkan keseraman langsung. .
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Sumpah seram sbb intimate sangat cerpen-cerpen dalam ni dengan aku, bukan sebab aku kerja kat hospital tapi sebab kawan aku yang kerja di hospital pernah cerita benda yang sama pernah terjadi. Jadi kaitan dia tu mmg sgt berkaitlah. Sebijik sama! .
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Rekomen terhadap pencinta paranormal/benda asing/entiti sebab ada sesuatu tentang penulisan amatur ini yang perlu dijadikan pedoman. .
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4/5🌟
Soalan : Kisah seram bikin ketagih kan? Serupa samyang 😂
  • I've been tagged by @eiyafarihah to do the #bareyourbookshelf tag. So lets go ✌😎 .
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📚 A BOOK YOU OWN BUT HAVEN'T READ ➡ There is so much but let me feauturing Aku Arkitek Jalanan by Teme Abdullah
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📚A BOOK YOU BOUGHT FOR THE COVER ➡NAMAMU and its white. 😍
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📚A BOOK PUBLISHED THIS YEAR ➡Warcross by Marie Lu
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📚A BOOK FROM AN AUTHOR YOU'VE NEVER READ BEFORE
➡ Truthwitch by Susan Dennard
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📚A BOOK FROM AN AUTHOR YOU LOVE
➡ A Court of Frost & Starlight by SJM
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📚A BOOK AT THE BOTTOM OF YOUR TBR PILE
➡ Sindrom by Tey Marzuki
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📚A BOOK SET SOMEWHERE YOU'VE WANTED TO VISIT
➡ Tokyo as describe in Warcross by Marie Lu 😍 the neon light etc
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Thanks for tagging me and feel free to do this #bareyourbookshelf tag!
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Also for #junebookchallenge2k18 by #bookendsmy [11] Your Favourite Film Adaptation.