Genre: Science Fiction, Ya.
Year Of Publication: September 14th 2017.
Pages: Hardcover, 368 pages.
My rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars.
“Every locked door has a key. Every problem has a solution.”
So wow i finally finished this book. To be very honest i never thought this book would be something i would like or enjoy plus the cover is such a nope for me, but when penguin offered a copy oh well i couldn’t say no could i? AND I AM SO HAPPY THAT I DID. Because this is now one of the best books of 2017 for me. I just picked it up on a whim because it was one of the books i took with me while i was away spending timmme with family. And this book HOOOKED me from the start. As you can tell when you are spending time with family you cant read all the time. So whenever i left the book i just couldn’t wait to get back to it. And a book hasn’t excited me this much in a while.
I have never beeen so darn happy to be proven wrong and in turn being blow away.
Virtual Reality. Gaming. Hacker. Spies. TOKYO.
This book was a lot of fun and excitement, like when you are watching the Olympics or the world cup rooting for your favorite teams. It had cool virtual worlds. A lot of gamers of different ethnicity. And just a pure rush of adrenaline.
So heres how the story goes
Emika Chen is a college dropout, hacker and bounty hunter in New York City. Ever since her father died and after few foster homes, she has struggled to keep a roof over her head by catching the petty criminals who the police puts out rewards for. Oh and she has tattoos and amazing rainbow color hair.
So while struggling and over due rent and debt coming for her, some interesting turn of events aka hacking into the opening ceremony of a world-wide well-known virtual game: warcross hurls her in a path and an offer she cant refuse. So everything is a wind whirl of action, meeting new people, villains and experiences form that onward.
Warcross is a virtual reality combat game created by young billionaire, Hideo Tanaka. Almost everyone plays around the world and is addicted to it, and the live championships are watched by everyone around the world. Teams in the championship have to compete in virtual arenas to steal the opposing team’s artifact.
This book is stunningly visual and so easy to follow with a lot of different virtual reality going into play. It is so fast from the get go and things keep happening from the get go. A lot of cool stunning and futuristic technology comes into play that leaves you impressed and a little bit gobsmacked.
I loved the characters in this book. The depth to them and all of their backstories added such *oh* moments. They belong to a diverse group of people. Hideo is very swoon worthy. He’s Japanese and has a British accent since he went to school in England. He is well dressed and the broody CEO type. Oh and the romance yes i was the team ship ittttttt. I loved the pace of it and it didn’t fell too forced.
And about the plot twist i don’t know if i am a genius or it was very predictable but i figured it out in the middle of the book. But despite that i loved every second of this boook. It was way to much fuuuuuuuuuuun.
BUT Holy Mother of Cliff Hangers i amm really excited and pumped for the next book after that ending..
PICK IT UP AND HAVE SOME FUUUN! If you are a fan of huger games, gaming and tech stuff this is YOUR BOOKS!