Sep 29 2018

Book Review: Wildcard By Marie Lu

Posted by Jennifer in 4 Stars, Blog Tour, Review, Young Adult / Leave a Comment

Emika Chen barely made it out of the Warcross Championships alive. Now that she knows the truth behind Hideo’s new NeuroLink algorithm, she can no longer trust the one person she’s always looked up to, who she once thought was on her side.

Determined to put a stop to Hideo’s grim plans, Emika and the Phoenix Riders band together, only to find a new threat lurking on the neon-lit streets of Tokyo. Someone’s put a bounty on Emika’s head, and her sole chance for survival lies with Zero and the Blackcoats, his ruthless crew. But Emika soon learns that Zero isn’t all that he seems–and his protection comes at a price.

Caught in a web of betrayal, with the future of free will at risk, just how far will Emika go to take down the man she loves?


About the Author

Marie Lu is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Legend trilogy and The Young Elites trilogy. She graduated from the University of Southern California and jumped into the video game industry, working for Disney Interactive Studios as a Flash artist. Now a full-time writer, she spends her spare time reading, drawing, playing Assassin’s Creed, and getting stuck in traffic. She lives in Los Angeles, California (see above: traffic), with one husband, one Chihuahua mix, and two Pembroke Welsh corgis.



Review of Wildcard

Review (4.5 Stars):  I absolutely loved Warcross and I’m always worried about the sequel not living up to its original but this book definitely doesn’t disappoint.  Emika is still reeling from the events of the Final Game of Warcross and learning the secrets behind the plans of Hideo’s new NeuroLink lenses that are being distributed to the entire world.  Unsure what to do, Emika makes a deal with the enemy, Zero, who is still hellbent on destroying Hideo’s NeuroLink algorithm and needs her to get close to Hideo to make the plan work.  With a race against time, Emika must decide to destroy the man that she loves or truly trust the man who will protect her at a price?

Wildcard was such a thrill-ride that I’m still breathless while writing this.  I loved Emika’s character and you could definitely seem the dilemma that she was in during the course of this story.  This book had so many twists and turns and I was so curious as to what happened to Zero that made him want to take down Hideo so badly after everything.  This book was a well-written adventure that I couldn’t get enough of and this story shows you why Ms. Lu is such a talented author.  I can’t wait to see what is next for her after finishing Wildcard.

(I received this ARC as part of Miss Print’s ARC Adoption Program.)


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