1.3.17 It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? WARCROSS by Marie Lu

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

{Celebrating the books we’ve read in the past week


the titles we are currently reading.}

This meme is originated by Jen and Kellee at TeachMentorTexts. Thanks!


How did it happen?

How did the players react?

This syncs up three different scenes…

Watch this scene at the airport (from Facebook).

From the Buffalo e-library.

Remember we watched the trailer for this one?

From IndieBound

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.


If you are into gaming and virtual reality and digital worlds—all combined—then this is your book. I was entranced by the possibilities of this virtual world that Lu built.

Isn’t that a cool term? WORLD BUILDING. When authors imagine a futuristic fantasy land, they have to build the world for the readers to understand. This book takes place on Earth, but things are so different from what they are now. If LU doesn’t have a firm grasp on how the imagined future world works, then how can she explain it to us?

I like these books with strong female leads. It’s important to see that girls and women can be determined, intelligent, and powerful.




Did you catch my
this past week?
Just in from the Buffalo e-library.


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