Warcross/Wildcard: Throwback Thursday

Wildcard (Warcross, #2)

I recently read the sampler of Wildcard by Marie Lu that I picked up at San Diego Comic-con, and I have some thoughts. Warcross was a lot of fun, and I am excited about this finale. There are a few things I am hoping for throughout the course of the book though, and fair warning there will be some spoilers for Warcross in this post. You can read my Warcross review here.

β€œHideo was a trap, too, Ash…and none of us saw that coming.”

Hands up if you saw it coming! In all seriousness, the twists and turns in Warcross were a little predictable, but I still enjoyed the book immensely. It’s not a hardcore drama by any means, but it is full of action and heart. Personally, I love Emika Chen and I would read almost any book with her at the helm. Most of my hopes for Wildcard revolve around her.

Emika please, for the love of your fans, drop Hideo like a hot potato. I’m worried that a lot of Wildcard is going to focus on her unresolved feelings for him, and I am over it. He’s bad news! There is an atmosphere of paranoia in the sampler cultivated by Hideo’s evil deeds, and I think it will make for a really compelling book. I am both excited and terrified to see what Emika will have to come up against.

Overall, I think I will pick up Wildcard though there are some plot elements I hope don’t take up too much focus. I think this installment will feel more like The Matrix than Ready Player One. That will open up a lot of new techy opportunities for Emika and co. that I am looking forward to reading in full.

Are you planning to read Wildcard? Let me know in the comments!

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