Waiting on Wednesday: Warcross by Marie Lu

This week’s Waiting on Wednesday post is yet another book that I am not only dying to get my hands on, but also crossing all my fingers that I might be able to snag an ARC copy of at YALLWEST this weekend!

Marie Lu’s Warcross will be out in September, and it sounds AWESOME. A high-tech, gamer fandom and a hacker who also happens to be a bounty hunter/spy? I mean, seriously! How cool does this book sound?!

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine. Be sure to check out their blog and share the upcoming books your excited about with us each Wednesday!


Wine Pairing

Warcross by Marie Lu

You’ll find me sipping on this Player I Syrah from 8 Bit Vintners while reading Warcross when it comes out in September. Not only does this gamer-themed wine pair perfectly with this gamer-themed book, but the dark, fruity flavors also match the unexpectedly dark and corrupt world Emika may discover lurking beneath the surface of her favorite game.

 *All wine recommendations are strictly for those of legal drinking age only.*

Warcross by Marie Lu

29385546From #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.


The Nitty Gritty:

  • Title: Warcross
  • Author: Marie Lu
  • Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers
  • Pub Date: September 12, 2017
  • Pages: 416

 About the Author

4342215I write young adult novels, and have a special love for dystopian books. Ironically, I was born in 1984. Before becoming a full-time writer, I was an Art Director at a video game company. Now I shuffle around at home and talk to myself a lot. 🙂

I graduated from the University of Southern California in ’06 and currently live in LA, where I spend my time stuck on the freeways.

How excited are you to read Warcross? Have you read any other YA novels that feature gaming? Are you a gamer as well as a reader?

26 thoughts on “Waiting on Wednesday: Warcross by Marie Lu

      • TeacherofYA says:

        Awww! That’s so cute! If you do get your hands on anything extra or unwanted somehow, I’ll pay to get it to me. Same goes for me and BookCon. I kind of have to go bc Fernanda bought tickets already! So I’ll have to figure out something!
        I have some swag for you, too! I need to go through and see what you want since you sent me some too!

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      • KrystiYAandWine says:

        Hahaha! I love that you said you kind of have to go to BookCon. BookCon would be AMAZING! Maybe next year. 🙂 My mom and the hubz are coming with me. We’re diving and conquering a lot, but if I get extras, I’ll def let you know!


    • KrystiYAandWine says:

      Thanks, Kim! I’ll need it. It sounds like there will be a very limited number of ARCs. It just gets hard when it’s like, do you stand in line to get books signed by authors, or do you go after those ARCs! And forget the amazing panels they have going all day!

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