By: Anna DeGoede
A virtual reality game dominates society in Marie Lu’s most recent novel, Warcross. Immensely popular, the game of Warcross draws players from around the world in the international championships. Emika Chen, desperate and out of options, mistakenly hacks her way into the opening ceremonies, earning worldwide attention. Most specifically, that of the game’s creator, Hideo Tanaka. He recruits her to find Zero, a hacker who is trying to interfere with the games. As Emika delves more into the game, she struggles with deciding who’s on her side and who isn’t.