Sep. 5th, 2017

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This is straight-up sci-fi about a video game, the people who made it, the people who play it, and the world that's obsessed with it. Em, the main character, is a hacker who breaks onto the professional Warcross circuit, only to be swept up in the world-wide competition, more money than she'd ever dreamed up, more danger than she expected, and an adorably awkward romance that was a delight to read.

The stakes in the book are non-stop, and as someone who often has trouble picturing "video game" style action (see: the bit in Mockingjay where they attack the Capital), I could really see and feel what was going on. I love Marie Lu's first trilogy a lot, and I'm thrilled to be enjoying this one as well. The ending is open (because trilogy), but satisfying, which I always appreciate.

Warcross comes out next week, and it's YA sci-fi like I want to read more of.

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