Warcross by Marie Lu
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This was an exceptional book! I love the world that has developed and I cannot wait to see where Emika goes forward in the next book!
Emika Chen is at the end of her rope. She has an eviction notice, a roommate that will not help in anyway shape or form, she is in debt from her late father’s gambling addiction, and she has no way to get a legitimate job due to a criminal record from her high school years. What she can do though, and has been able to do for the past two to three years is bounty hunting. But even this isn’t helping. When she accidentally glitches herself into the biggest Warcross game of the season though, she gets something much more than she imagined.
Warcross, the virtual reality world that has swept the whole world. Hideko Tanaka, created of Warcross and sponsor of the Warcross games offers Emika the complete opposite of what she expected after she glitched into the game. He wants to hire her, as hacker and bounty hunter, to find whoever has been hacking into Warcross and leaving bits of hacked code behind. And in order to do this, Emika has been chosen as a wildcard for this year’s Warcross games. Blown from her wildest dreams to reality to where she is now a contender in the games she has watched since she was able to, Emika learns that there is more to chasing down this new bounty than just a job. But what if the hacker she is tracking, is more than what she expects? And how will this impact her life and lives of others throughout Warcross?
This book and how it deals with virtual reality reminds me a little bit of Ready Player One, and I truly hope that we can have access to this sort of technology, without it be completely dystopian future. I know that we are getting closer, what with the PS VR, HTC Vive, Occulus Rift, and other headsets are out there, but this is completely immersive! I would love to live in a world like this, as it would be a beautiful world to be in.
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