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Get lost in the world of Warcross, where Marie Lu paints a beautiful picture of a virtual reality-based future. Emika Chen, down on her luck and desperate, attempts to make some easy cash and instead transports herself into the most watched opening ceremony in the world. Expecting to be arrested for hacking an International Championship, she is offered the job of a lifetime. She is flown to Japan and thrown into the world of Warcross by the elusive billionaire creator, Hideo Tanaka where her world flips upside down. In what she thought was a simple bounty hunt to catch a hacker trying to destroy Warcross, Emika's investigation soon blurs the lines of right and wrong as she uncovers a more malevolent plot for the world of Virtual Gaming. With beautiful prose to introduce readers into virtual reality, Marie Lu makes the story thrilling and adventurous for gamers and non-gamers alike. This breathtaking novel is the perfect escape from reality.
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.
About the Author
Marie Lu is the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling series The Young Elites, as well as the blockbuster bestselling Legend series. She graduated from the University of Southern California and jumped into the video game industry as an artist. Now a full-time writer, she spends her spare time reading, drawing, playing games, and getting stuck in traffic. She lives in Los Angeles, California, with one husband, one Chihuahua mix, and one Pembroke Welsh corgi.