Warcross by Marie Lu
Warcross is the first book in the new Legend high tech sci/fi series. Emi Chen is a hacker who makes a meager living working as a bounty hunter, tracking down people who bet illegally on a popular virtual reality game known as Warcross. When she hacks into a Warcross tournament game to scavenge, she is discovered by the game's creator, Hideo Tanaka. He flies her to Tokyo and hires her as a hacker spy in order to find a villain known as Zero, who is after him. She poses as a player on one of the tournament teams, but in this virtual world filled with double crosses, it is hard to know who to trust. A former video game artist herself, the author's attention to game detail makes this a very believable futuristic read. The bombshell revelation and
cliffhanger ending will leave readers excited to read the sequel Wildcard, which is now available. (Warcross #1)
Warcross was named to the Amazon, Kirkus, Publisher’s Weekly, Barnes & Noble and Boston Globe best book lists of 2017.
Sequel: Wildcard published September 18, 2018
G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers, September 12, 2017, 366 pages, MS/HS
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