Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday (#222): Warcross by Marie Lu


"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.


This week, I'm featuring:


Warcross by Marie Lu
Book One of the Warcross series
Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: October 3, 2017

Summary (from Goodreads):

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Marie Lu—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 players who bet on the game illegally. But the bounty hunting world is a competitive one, and survival has not been easy. Needing 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.

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This is very different compared to what I usually read, but I have enjoyed Lu's books, and I'm looking forward to reading this one!

50 comments:

  1. Oooh this looks really intriguing. And that cover's so interesting! I also love any premise do with a "game" and that kind of theme. It's so thrilling :)
    Hope you love it when you read it, Alyssa! <3
    Here's my WoW

    Amy @ A Magical World Of Words

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    1. The gaming aspect is what is making me curious! I haven't read many gaming-type novels, so this will be an experience. :D

      Thank you!

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  2. I hope you end up loving this just as much as her other books! It does sound really different from her other two series!

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  3. I love Lu. I will read whatever she writes. I was hoping for a better cover, though. Anyhoo, great pick!
    Sam @ WLABB

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    1. Right?! RIGHT?! I'm a little disappointed in this cover, though I do think it is great. Just wanted something different!

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  4. Definitely excited for this one! Loving the colors on the cover too!

    Here's my WoW

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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    1. Yes! The rainbow of colors is gorgeous. ^_^

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  5. I saw this the other day and was immediately drawn in by the cover, which is a bit unusual. I'm intrigued! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. It is definitely unusual! I like it, though I was hoping for something a little different for such a "diverse" book/author. But that's okay! Still very excited about the book. ;)

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  6. Oh wow, this one sounds really good! I've never actually heard of it before now. I will have to keep my eye out for this one. I love books involving nerdy things like games. lol! I've never read anything from this author yet either.

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    1. It does! It's a big upcoming publication of Penguin's. You might really enjoy this book, Julie!

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  7. Aww yes! Sci-fi thriller! I really need to try to read more Lu! I've read one and own most of her books haha. Awesome pick, thanks for sharing Alyssa!

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    1. You should try The Young Elites (trilogy), Cyn! I love those. =)

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  8. I'm dying for this book, especially since I've heard from reputable sources that it's absolute perfection :D It's also not a typical genre read for me, but it's Marie Lu, and I'll read anything she writes :)

    Brittany @ Brittany's Book Rambles

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  9. This one sounds unlike anything I've ever read! Great pick and I hope you love it once you snag a copy!

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    1. Yes! I really hope so too, Miranda. :D

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  10. I love that cover! Need to finish reading both of her other series. Great pick!
    Check out my Wednesday post!

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    1. LOL! You need to get on that, Lisa! ;)

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  11. I'm not really that into sci-fi based on/inspired by gaming (sorry to all the video gamers out there), but I do love Marie Lu...so I'll give it a try. Thanks for bringing this to my attention, Alyssa! :)

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    1. No same! Which is why this is something new to me. You're welcome!

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  12. This one will be high on my TBL when it comes out. Marie Lu is an auto click author for me. I love everything that she writes about. Great Pick!

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    1. That's awesome! I hope you love this book. =)

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  13. I've seen this book around and it looks pretty interesting! I'll have to check it out myself!

    Here’s my WoW!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

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    1. You should, Ronyell! Brand-new series. :D

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  14. I had no clue Lu was publishing another book. This one sounds really interesting.
    I hope we both enjoy it when we get the chance to read it :)
    Here is my WOW 

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    1. Yup, it's true! She is a writing machine.

      Thank you, Aneta!

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  15. What an interesting cover! I haven't read Marie Lu yet but I hope you enjoy this one once you get a chance to read it.

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    1. Isn't it? I like it, but I'd hoped for something different. Still, it's great. Thank you, Carole!

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  16. I didn't know Marie Lu was releasing another book; I'm so excited for this! I just completed the Young Elites series and it was glorious. I've also read the Legend series and liked it for the most part so I'm excited for this one :)

    Laura @BlueEyeBooks

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    1. She's churning these books out, right? I'm glad you liked the most recent trilogy and the Legend books! Hopefully you have the same success with this book. ^_^

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  17. I got an email about the cover reveal the other day, and I was like, oh it's so pretty! I think I need to read some of her other books before I start another one of her series though, I still haven't caught up The Young Elites series yet and I still need to check out Legend!

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

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    1. You should definitely finish the Young Elites books! The last one was so good (and heartbreaking too). :D

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  18. I was SO close to featuring this one on my WoW this week! I still haven't finished the Young Elites trilogy (I've read two out of the three) and really enjoy it. Like you, this is pretty different than what I usually read, but she is a solid YA author! Great pick Alyssa. :) Here is my WoW for the week!

    Have a great rest of your week!
    Genni @ Ready, Set, Read!

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    1. Awww, next week! You must finish that trilogy, Genni.

      Thank you!

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  19. I haven't read anything by Marie Lu before. This doesn't sound like something I would normally read, but I hope you enjoy it, Alyssa.
    Thanks for visiting My WoW earlier.

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    1. I recommend her Young Elites trilogy, Sandra!

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  20. This is on the top of my list as well! Can't wait!

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  21. It does sound different and unique, very interesting. Thanks for sharing!
    Here's My WoW

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  22. Oh my my my, I am getting shades of Tron from this, and I like it! Great pick!

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    1. Oooo, interesting! Thank you, Verushka. :D

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  23. Great pick! I like the sound of this one. I have never read any of her novels before, so I am definitely curious about this.

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    1. Thank you! You could start here, eh? ;)

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  24. I'm really curious about this one too :D I'm crossing all my fingers that we will both love it, haha. <3 Hoping that maybe this time Marie will only have ONE love interest.. sigh :)

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    1. OMG that would honestly be SO great... one love interest for the win!

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  25. Me too! I'm not much of a gamer, but this one intrigues me! :D

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    1. Yaaasss! I hope you enjoy it, Melissa!

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