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Saturday, November 30, 2019

Review: Wildcard by Marie Lu

by Marie Lu

Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
Publish Date: September 18, 2018
Kindle Edition
352 Pages
Series: Warcross #2
Genres: Young Adult, Science Fiction

Emika Chen barely made it out of the Warcross Championships alive. Now that she knows the truth behind Hideo's new NeuroLink algorithm, she can no longer trust the one person she's always looked up to, who she once thought was on her side.

Determined to put a stop to Hideo's grim plans, Emika and the Phoenix Riders band together, only to find a new threat lurking on the neon-lit streets of Tokyo. Someone's put a bounty on Emika's head, and her sole chance for survival lies with Zero and the Blackcoats, his ruthless crew. But Emika soon learns that Zero isn't all that he seems--and his protection comes at a price.

Caught in a web of betrayal, with the future of free will at risk, just how far will Emika go to take down the man she loves?

My Review:

I would like to thank myself for buying this one immediately when I was done with Warcross because WHY WOULDN’T I?!

I will say that when I read a sequel after being blown away by the first book, it’s hard to match. This one started a little slower and I lost Emika for a majority of it. However, there were still plenty of twisty goodness that kept me engaged. I love the dynamic of Emika and her team and my favorite character is now Jax.

I really appreciat the diversity Lu brings with the characters and the layered character development. While I think this isn’t as good as Warcross, I’m still fully engaged and hope a third is coming because it certainly opened it up to one. However, if not, I’m pretty happy overall with these two books.

It’s been a while since I’ve delved back into YA sci-fi and I love the world the author has made here. đź–¤ (I do wish this cover was better thought because Eesh)


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