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review 2017-06-06 22:00
41 - Warcross by Marie Lu
Warcross - Marie Lu

** I received a free copy through NetGalley in exchange for a honest review**

 

A sci-fi book about a game that is part of everyday life AND written by Marie Lu, sign me in!

 

I was way too excited about this book and I almost broke my phone when I get the e-mail saying I got the galley.

 

Warcross is more than just a game, it is a way of live and is part of everyone's daily life. Emika Chen is an orphan with rainbow hair (that detail was too cool not to be mentioned) who is trying to earn some money by tracking down illegal players. But her life is about to change completely.

 

The idea of Warcross is amazing, not that it has never been done before, but I liked how it was handled. I am almost sure that this kind of game will happen someday and we may be closer to it than we think. 

 

Emika is a lovable character, I actually admire her. She manages to follow her heart without rushing into decisions, and thus making bad ones. She knows what she wants and what she had to do to get it. She sometimes also wants to give up, because life can be hard, but she never does. Emika is rational but she is not afraid of her feelings either. She was the perfect MC for me! The other characters were not developed enough to be able to say anything about them. It was not a bad thing, it actually was a plus for me. Most of the books I read try to focus on multiple characters at once and it can get messy. Warcross is told through Emika, all the focus is on her and I really liked that fact.

 

The plot was neither too fast, nor too slow; the flow of events was coherent. I thought it was a standalone at first, so when I reach the middle of the book I was skeptical about how it was going to end, then I understand it was part of a series and I was really happy and really angry at the same time. I just need the second book right now!!

 

I love discovering this new sci-fi world, full of gadgets and stuff I would love to have. Marie Lu is great at creating this kind of things.

 

I enjoyed every single page of this book, it will probably be the best new series of the year!

 

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text 2017-06-05 15:01
Reading progress update: I've read 45%.
Warcross - Marie Lu

This is everything I hoped it would be.

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review 2017-04-20 18:18
#27 - The Midnight Star by Marie Lu
The Midnight Star - Marie Lu

Although, this series was not really one of my favourite, the ending was beautiful. Adelina is not a great character, I don't particularly like her, but I don't dislike her either. I just do not really care. However, her development was really well done, we can see a lot of changes in her.

 

The plot was not that interesting, not that it was bad, but I just could not feel invested. I did not really care what was happening and I could not connect with any of the characters.

 

But the ending really did something for me. That is why I rated it 4/5 stars! Not a bad series, but not one of the greatest.

 

(The Legend series by Marie Lu was awesome, just wanted to mention that, I case you wanted to give it a try).

 

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review 2015-01-14 21:48
Legend by Marie Lu
Legend - Marie Lu

 So, this is going to be short.

 

I don't know how to feel about this book. There's so many things that are too difficult to understand. And they're not actually hard, I just can't wrap my head around the ideas and concepts.

 

I liked both main characters, June and Day. I preferred Day's point of view better than June's though. There were moments when I didn't like her. I loved how all the things Day was doing was for money for his family.


Even though her brother was barely in it, and it said on the blurb he was going to die, I was kind of sad.

 

The ending is the bit I am unsure about. For now, everything is okay for June and Day, but I don't know, I don't really feel satisfied buy the ending. Yes, I know there is another too books, but still.

 

All the government stuff was a bit much for me, and one of the reasons I'm not sure whether I am going to continue with this series. I felt kind of lost and bored during these parts.

 

Anyway, three out of five.

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