Warcross by Marie Lu
I have wanted to read her books for a while. I have had her on my list for a while. When I was looking up an audio book to borrow from the library and this one was available and I excitedly grabbed it and immediately started listening to it while I worked on other articles and spreadsheets for work. It’s an interesting book.
The book reminds me a lot of Ready Player One in a sense. There is definitely some of the VR game and real life mix in the game. The main character in this book is a female who hacks into the main game during a tournament and gets found out and instead of getting in trouble the creator of the game brings her to him and puts her into tournament series. There are a lot of unexpected twists and turns in the book.
My favorite part of the book is you really see our main character not only grow but she also has a mind of her own. I think it’s really important to not only showcase a girl as being good at coding and hacking but also that she can use her brain and has the ability to think for herself. I really enjoyed that she was really good at coding. It’s something I myself am learning so I could connect to the character.
Marie Lu does a good job of not giving too much away until you get to the point that the information is necessary. I genuinely was surprised at different parts of the story because I had not yet figured out what was going to happen. That was a pleasant surprise.
Overall I am glad I finally picked this up. It was on my to read list for far too long and I am happy I am finally getting into the series. I can’t wait to read more books by Marie Lu.