The reading tips this week is the brilliantly addictive Warcross by Marie Lu. I love Marie Lu’s Legend Trilogy so much and have had Warcross on my TBR list forever now. I was a bit scared though that I would be disappointed, having too high expectations, but boy I sure was not! I loved this book just as much - if not more - than the Legend series!
This book is fast paced, addictive, with fun and loveable characters and an amazing world-building. I loved the unique world that Marie Lu has created with the game play and how the in game and out of game worked so well and really drove the story on in such a fast and exciting pace. And the characters are amazing.
The main character, Emika, is a rainbow-haired electric skateboard-toting badass hacker and bounty hunter, how refreshing is that?! And the character development in the book was so good with the back stories on Emika and the other main character, Hideo, throughout the book. I also loved that the other characters were so diverse and simply accepted as they are; the captain of Emika’s team (and combat lead) was in no way hindered by the fact that he’s in a wheelchair, the majority were not caucasian and two male teammates have a past love story with an awesome sexual tension still underlying that I can’t wait to see the development of!
The only thing I didn’t like as much was the relationship thing with Hideo (in fact I didn’t really take to Hideo at all). But I guess that kind of was the point, considering the story twist at the end.
Find out more about the books and the author here: Marie Lu
Hi! I'm Annie, a Swedish bookworm, YA addict and coffee lover, who writes romantic YA books in English. I'm the author of the Angelheart Saga series (First Came Forever and Forever Disguised).
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