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353 pages, Hardcover
First published September 12, 2017
Imagine wandering through the most realistic virtual Paris ever, or lounging in a full simulation of Hawaii’s beaches. Imagine flying through a fantasy world of dragons and elves. Anything.
The Actual Review
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Before I begin, just letting you know that I got my copy from Uppercase - a lovely monthly book subscription box.
All I could think about the whole time was - OMG Marie Lu touched MY book!!
Everything's science fiction until someone makes it science fact.Emika Chen - bounty hunter, hacker, programmer, liar - is about to lose everything.
It is hard to describe loss to someone who has never experienced it, impossible to explain all the ways it changes you. But for those who have, not a single word is needed.Emika is about to be kicked out of her apartment and so decides to hack into Warcross - a virtual reality game that uses dreams to make the game as realistic as possible.
Why would anyone give up the perfect fantasy reality just because they have to give up their freedom? What’s the point of freedom if you’re just living in a miserable reality?She's already incredibly good at the game (despite her low ranking) and knows that the various "power-ups" have real-world value.
“Maybe they think I'm a danger to you."She quickly signs up, relocates to Tokyo and infiltrates one of the Warcross teams...only to learn that things are far more sinister than she ever imagined...
He smiles as he reaches me. "And are you?"
"I try to restrain myself," I answer, returning his smile.
But I've never been good at following instructions. I'm a bounty hunter. And if my bounty's still out there somewhere, I have to finish this.This one was good...just not as stunning as I expected.
◈ ready player one but set in tokyo [!!!!!!!] and also more diverse
◈ the main character has 1) rainbow hair 2) a criminal record and 3) an intense love for harry potter
◈ have i mentioned that she's a skateboarding bounty hunter and hacker
◈ your favorite: a squad that would die for each other and also *cries* team dynamics
◈ there's a dragon at one point
◈ also gigantic fighting roboters???
◈ shall i go on
©Every locked door has a key.
Every problem has a solution.
Some people say that Warcross is just a stupid game. Others say it's a revolution. But for me and millions of others, it's the only foolproof way to forget our troubles."
❥ buddy read with birdmom
“Everything's science fiction until someone makes it science fact”