[Book Review] Wildcard by Marie Lu


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?

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Book Facts

Published: September 2018
Length: 341 Pages
Genre: Sci-Fi, Fantasy
Publisher: Penguin
Format: Paperback

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I read Warcross at the end of last year and really loved, unfortunately, I didn’t get around to writing a review for it but if I had done it would have been a glowing review.

Wildcard picks up right where Warcross left off. Emika finds herself tangled up in something much bigger and more shocking than she could ever have anticipated. Trying to stop  Hideo’s bid for world domination and fingering out the mysterious zero Emika really does have her hands full.

This book went in a direction I was so not expecting. The beginning was a little slow but by the time I was quarter of the way through I was gripped. The shocks kept coming and it was awesome. I love it when I can’t predict what’s going to happen next and the book did not disappoint in that department.

I enjoyed Emika’s character, her moral compass was pointing in the right direction the whole time and when the tough choices came along she made the right ones even when it meant hurting the person she loved, she saw the bigger picture and it was inspiring.

In a nutshell…

If you have read Warcross then this is a no brainer. Wildcard gives a glimpse to a possible real-life future and that is a little terrifying, to say the least.

My Rating: 4/5 🌟🌟🌟🌟

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About Marie Lu

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, with one husband, one Chihuahua mix, and two Pembroke Welsh corgis.

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