Warcross (Warcross, Book 1) by Lu, Marie (#1000EP0)


Warcross (Warcross, Book 1)

by Lu, Marie
Paperback Speak, 2018


From the Publisher
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 Warcross players who bet on the game illegally. But the bounty-hunting world is a competitive one, and survival has not been easy. 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.
Reviews & Awards
  • Booklist, 07/01/17
  • Horn Book Guide, 04/01/18
  • Horn Book Magazine, 11/01/17
  • Kirkus Reviews starred, 07/01/17
  • New York Times, 11/12/17
  • Publishers Weekly starred, 06/19/17
  • School Library Connection, 11/01/17
  • School Library Journal starred, 08/01/17
  • Teacher Librarian, 02/01/18
  • Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA), 08/01/17
Product Details
  • Publisher: Speak
  • Publication Date: June 26, 2018
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dewey: -Fic-
  • Classifications: Fiction
  • Description: 353 pages ; 22 cm
  • ISBN-10: 0-399-54797-5
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-399-54797-3
  • Follett Number: 1000EP0
  • Interest Level: YA
  • ATOS Book Level: 5.6
  • AR Interest Level: UG
  • AR Points: 16
  • AR Quiz: 191432EN
  • Reading Counts Level: 5.3
  • Reading Counts Points: 24
  • Lexile: 810L