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Warcross de Marie Lu
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Warcross (edició 2017)

de Marie Lu (Autor)

Sèrie: Warcross (1)

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"When teenage coder Emika Chen hacks her way into the opening tournament of the Warcross Championships, she glitches herself into the game as well as a sinister plot with major consequences for the entire Warcross empire"--
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Títol:Warcross
Autors:Marie Lu (Autor)
Informació:G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers (2017), 368 pages
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Warcross de Marie Lu

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    Ready Player One de Ernest Cline (Usuari anònim)
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    The Eye of Minds de James Dashner (Usuari anònim)
    Usuari anònim: Three of the best players of the virtual world in this book are tasked with finding the person that has been sabotaging the game. It has similar elements of gameplay but more friendships and bonding than Warcross.
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(I was reading a galley copy I won at a book signing for [b: Jane, Unlimited|32991569|Jane, Unlimited|Kristin Cashore|https://images.gr-assets.com/books/1493651118s/32991569.jpg|53629123]. My thoughts were not influences)

Alright, so this book was great. I loved it, but the starts and the ends got me. It's like your favourite sandwich, only with your least favourite bread. You like everything on it, but the bread still tastes awful. So in spirit of this analogy, I'll dissect this novel like a sandwich.

The Crust: So bread is the first thing you taste, you first opinion of the story. In the beginning, I did not like Marie Lu's writing style. I felt like I was having an argument with the book (it's a very strange feeling). I found like my brain was picking out tropes and writing styles I hated and the novel was like "Oh you hate that? Take this!" I'm quite glad the whole book was not like that.

The Insides: So after about 50 pages of fighting with the book, the whole book changed. It became interesting, action-packed, and futuristic. There was the right amount of action and romance and almost everything. One of my only complaints is that I found the Phoenix Riders were not well developed. I just wanted more from them.

The Other Crust: So this is what lowered the rating for me. I could forgive a rocky start (especially since I was reading a Galley and it's possible the "fighting" feeling isn't in the finalized copy), but then the end, I wasn't shocked. There were a few plot twists at the end of the novel, and I was just sitting there like "That's it? I knew that was coming." I kept on waiting for this new, shocking detail that would actually shock me, that wasn't predictable or extremely tropish to the Si-Fi futuristic genre, but I felt like every trope ending in all utopia/dystopia/space age was used. It was predictable. In bread terms, I knew what was coming next, but I'd hoped it might taste different, or that I would like it, but I didn't.

I don't think Warcross is a bad novel though, just predictable for it's genre. It was quite good, and very entertaining and engaging. I'd say in conclusion you should trust the hype. It has many, many good bits. I was on the edge of my seat while reading it and couldn't put it down. ( )
  afrozenbookparadise | Apr 22, 2021 |
I both really enjoyed and was disappointed by Warcross.

I like video game related books. I was excited to pick up Warcross and it’s been on my TBR wishlist for a while. The world, the backstory, the tech? It’s all on point. I really liked it. You know what I didn’t like? The romance.

I can’t talk about the romance too much because it would be a spoiler BUT I will say that there was an emotional relationship between Emi and the individual that would have motivation her actions well enough without adding a romantic relationship to the mix. Particularly one that I didn’t believe for a moment. Between the length of time the book covers, the difference in social classes, and the difference of power, I had a lot of problems with the romance.

The romance took valuable time away that Emi could have spent with her Warcross team. I would have loved to get to know the Phoenixes better at the surface, they were far more interesting than another recycled love story.

Lu builds a couple levels of plot in Warcross. There are various things at stake – the competition, Emika’s survival both physically and economically, completing her bounty. From the very beginning of the book, while Lu is still revealing Emi’s character, there are established relationships. While the world isn’t as interesting, the time we have in New York has the best characterization because it wasn’t just… tossed aside. Her separate worlds are interesting, both in Warcross and Emi’s personal experience. This world is well-developed and interesting.

Listen, as a whole, I enjoyed the book. I’m really really hoping that book two steps down the romance instead of focusing on Emi being morally torn. I’ll read Wild Card. But every time the romantic scenes came up, I kept thinking to myself… “This! This is why I dislike the way romance overrules the plot!!!”.

Really the plot was interesting, the tech was fabulous. The turn of a dystopian world is always great. I’m just super bothered by the romance. I’ll get over it. ( )
  Morteana | Apr 2, 2021 |
This was so good and now I really need to get my hands on a copy of Wildcard. ( )
  Akacya | Feb 28, 2021 |
I swept through this book and just wanted it to keep going. I loved the world building and the tenacity of the characters! Plus the cover is gorgeous! ( )
  Emma.June.Lyon | Feb 23, 2021 |
Rating: 85% (4.25 stars)

Ooof, so I have mixed feelings about this one. But not in the way I typically am. There was nothing that really made me want to tear out my hair, thankfully. I didn't really feel much towards this book.

While reading the Legend series and the Young Elites, I felt a lot. The most of the characters were very interesting and the situations genuinely brought me to the edge of my seat. The worlds of both of those series were very interesting and unique, and her descriptions seemed to flow easily. I loved and hated and rooted for the characters, I felt their bonds. When I heard about the concept of Warcross, which reminded me of New Antartica in the Legend series, I was genuinely excited to see such a world be the focus of a novel.

Sadly, the characters in Warcross all felt quite bland to me. They didn't feel very real to me. Their bonds, friendships, and romances did not really make me feel anything at all. When a book's characters do not interest me very much, it's really hard to make up for that. The technology and descriptions of it really felt lacking to me for some reason. I had a hard time picturing many of the scenes that were described. The descriptions of both the settings and characters, in general, felt very bland and uninteresting.

I believe this could partially be because of the nature of Emi's work. Unlike in Legend or The Young Elites, where the powers were very appealing to read about, whether because of their physicality or the interesting ways in which they worked, most of Emi's impressive coding skill was vaguely described as her "hacking through a shield". There was not much of a mental or physical struggle in the book. I understand that we couldn't be lead through the step by step process, but it really took a lot of the momentum out of the "action".

The plot was just interesting enough for me to hang on to. I had guessed from the beginning that Hideo was hiding something dirty and pretty quickly realized the possibility of Sasuke being Zero (although I understand that this isn't 100% confirmed yet). Again, I didn't feel a great sense of danger or fascination with the plot. The twists didn't surprise me very much.

Overall, although I feel that the book was lacking in many areas, I didn't feel immense frustration at it. If I had, I would have placed the review much lower. In my mind, I one example of a book that I had similar feelings about the characters' descriptions, the settings, and the plot was Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard. I rated that book lower though because I was extremely frustrated at the characters, mostly Mare, for the majority of the book. Although they are flawed similarly in my mind, I personally think Red Queen had much greater issues. In general, I felt very lukewarm towards Warcross, I was surprised and impressed that I was still able to read through it without feeling too frustrated despite it.
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  melonah | Jan 9, 2021 |
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