Virtual reality was discovered by a young teenager ten years ago. The discovery happened at a critical period in the developer's, Hideo Tanaka, life. However, it was also a saving grace for Emika Chen, a ten year old orphan, who uses it as motivation to learn how to code.
Now every aspect of the world has been changed. Warcross, the default game included with the virtual reality software, is a global phenomenon. Every year a major tournament is held. Except this time Emika glitches herself into the opening ceremonies. What follows is an amazing ride of action and interactions. Some predictable and others that take you by surprise.
Warcross was the first book that I read by Marie Lu. She is now fast becoming a favorite author, although Warcross is still my favorite book. I love that it takes on the impact of the internet in our life, the reach of corporations through that use, and the choices we as consumers can make. It also is a total gamer geek paradise.
The characters are amazing. They are very diverse, from different genders, nationalities, abilities, sexualities, and even socio economic backgrounds. All of them come with rich backgrounds and are so vivid that I feel like I know each one.
This is a new all time favorite book. I cannot wait to read it again.
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