Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday #36: Warcross by Marie Lu

Hello everyone! "Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, that is hosted by Breaking the Spine and the purpose of this event is that we spotlight upcoming releases of books that we are excited for!  This will also tie into Wishful Ending's Can't Wait Wednesday post!

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:

Title:  Warcross
Author:  Marie Lu
Expected Publication Date:  October 3rd, 2017  

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Marie Lu—when a game called Warcross takes the world by storm, one girl hacks her way into its dangerous depths.

For the millions who log in every day, Warcross isn’t just a game—it’s a way of life. The obsession started ten years ago and its fan base now spans the globe, some eager to escape from reality and others hoping to make a profit. Struggling to make ends meet, teenage hacker Emika Chen works as a bounty hunter, tracking down players who bet on the game illegally. But the bounty hunting world is a competitive one, and survival has not been easy. Needing to make some quick cash, Emika takes a risk and hacks into the opening game of the international Warcross Championships—only to accidentally glitch herself into the action and become an overnight sensation.

Convinced she’s going to be arrested, Emika is shocked when instead she gets a call from the game’s creator, the elusive young billionaire Hideo Tanaka, with an irresistible offer. He needs a spy on the inside of this year’s tournament in order to uncover a security problem . . . and he wants Emika for the job. With no time to lose, Emika’s whisked off to Tokyo and thrust into a world of fame and fortune that she’s only dreamed of. But soon her investigation uncovers a sinister plot, with major consequences for the entire Warcross empire.

In this sci-fi thriller, #1 New York Times bestselling author Marie Lu conjures an immersive, exhilarating world where choosing who to trust may be the biggest gamble of all.

I've never read a book by Marie Lu before, but the world of this book sounds really interesting and I can't wait to dive into it!  Also, beautiful cover!!!

So, what upcoming books are you looking forward to?  Please respond below!


  1. I saw this one a week or so ago somewhere and thought it looked good. I think I'll be adding this one also!

  2. I haven't read a Marie Lu book before either, but I've heard wonderful things about her writing. I'm not sure if I'll give this one a read, but I'll definitely try if I have the time. I hope you love it when you get a chance to read it.
    Aneta @ Angelic Book Reviews 

  3. Great pick! I still haven't read Marie Lu either but I do have some of her books on my tbr pile. I hope you enjoy this one once you get a chance to read it.

  4. This is one I'm SUPER curious about as well. I've not read any of Marie's books (though it's not because I don't want to!), and this one sounds really unique, so that alone makes me curious. :)

  5. I'm pretty excited to read this book! I got an early manuscript so we'll see how it goes... Lu's books are so good yet so heartbreaking. :O I hope you enjoy this book when you get the chance to read it!

    Have a fabulous week, Ronyell. =)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

  6. So excited to read this book! And I've never read a book by Marie Lu either but maybe this will be it? ;) Great pick!!!

  7. I saw this one on Netgalley the other day. I've not read any of her books, but man, the cover makes me think I might want to add this one to my shelf!

  8. Definitely a cover I can stare at and the story is so exciting! Hope you love it :)

    Eileen @ BookCatPin

  9. Ooh great pick this week! I've read a couple books by Marie Lu but I haven't loved them (unlike the majority of the book community!). Here's hoping we both enjoy this one Ronyell! :)

    Here is my WoW for the week!

  10. This has gotten a lot of early hype but it sounds so good that I hope it lives up to the hype!

    My CWW:

  11. Marie Lu is an insta-add for me. Love her!
    Sam @ WLABB

  12. Awesome pick! I'm also so excited for this book, it looks amazing :)
    Thanks for visiting my WoW yesterday!

  13. I loooove Marie Lu so I am also dying to read this book :D Fabulous WoW pick!

    Brittany @ Brittany's Book Rambles

  14. So, honestly, I loved Legend, but need to finish that series. I did not like the first book in the second series though. However this one sounds right up my alley. And that cover, wow! Great pick! Thanks for stopping by my Wednesday post earlier on Lisa Loves Literature!

  15. I was just looking at the cover for this the other day. I think it's really interesting and definitely made me curious about the story.

  16. I'm waiting on this one, too!!! YAAAAAAY!!! SO glad you like it, as well!! <3 <3 <3

    I haven't read anything by Marie Lu, either, but I want to!! (As Frank Zappa said, "So many books, so little time...." Lol.) But seriously, this book sounds like such an AWESOME read!!! The science fiction, the gaming, the Japanese culture....all of these things make this book a SURE winner!! Looking forward to it!!

    Thanks for commenting on my CWW post!! Hope you're having a GREAT Saturday!! <3 :)

  17. Everybody is waiting on this one, hope you enjoy it when you read it!
    Thanks for stopping my WoW! :)