Wildcard (Warcross, #2) by Marie Lu

Wildcard (Warcross, #2)

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 sol...

Details Wildcard (Warcross, #2)

TitleWildcard (Warcross, #2)
Release DateSep 18th, 2018
PublisherG.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
GenreYoung Adult, Science Fiction, Fantasy

Reviews Wildcard (Warcross, #2)

  • Chaima ✨ شيماء
    When I die, I want Marie Lu to lower me into my grave so she can let me down one last time.Finishing this book was a personal achievement but you can’t really brag about that at dinner parties. It’s just…the kind of book you read, and it fills you with the wrong things: you use a lot of energy to get through each chapter, and in the end, you feel emptier and less comfortable than ever.I loved Warcross, and it floored me to read this book an...
  • Sabaa Tahir
    I like sweets. You all know this. Ice cream is one of my favorite sweets. I do not take my ice cream lightly. When I get ice cream, you can bet that I'm gonna savor it. Well the other day, I was at a restaurant reading Wildcard and I ordered ice cream. It arrived and then it melted. Why? Because I WAS SO IMMERSED IN THIS BOOK THAT I COULDN'T THINK ABOUT ANYTHING ELSE BECAUSE THAT'S HOW GOOD IT IS. Marie did an amazing job writing this conclusion ...
  • Emily May
    That's the difference between the real and the virtual. Reality is where you can lose the ones you love. Reality is the place where you can feel the cracks in your heart. 2 1/2 stars. Wow, I'm really not sure how to rate this book. I think it was pretty poorly-paced with weak characters, but I also liked some of the exciting twists and turns Lu took.My experience with this book actually makes me wonder if I was in a really good mood when I read W...
  • Emma Giordano
    Despite my excitement for the sequel to one of my favorite books of 2017, I’m very let down by Wildcard. It did not reach the potential I felt it could have. I’m stuck between 2.5 and 3 stars because my grand disappointment feels so severe, but I think 3 stars is the most fair rating.CW: suicide, drug abuse, violenceLet me preface by saying the great moments of Wildcard were GREAT. The scenes depicting games of Warcross were FLAWLESSLY execut...
  • emma
    Wildcard? More like WildHARD to get through! Because - because this book was so…Ugh. Okay, picture me sighing in a long-suffering way here. Guys, I can’t just open this review up with a dad joke. Ignore the fact that I just did that, because I can’t do it. This book is too bad. It is undeserving of even my worst dad joke, one which I came up with after 17 seconds of thought at 1:57 a.m. in a fit of desperate inspiration-seeking in order to ...
  • High Lady of The Night Court
    “And that's when I realize that, at the end, we'd all wish for the same thing. Just a little more time." Before I get into my review of this book I figured I’d remind you about what happened in the last book in case you don’t remember, if you do just skip the next paragraph.Hideo Tanaka created a virtual reality game called Warcross that took the world by storm. Emika Chen hacked the game, but unfortunately was revealed to the world as her ...
  • Adam Silvera
    Love this series so much!
  • Elise (TheBookishActress)
    I always forget this about myself: if I don’t love the characters of a series’ opening book, I should not read the sequel to said book. Even if I loved the ending. Even if I gave it the fairly solid rating 3 1/2. That is not how I work. Okay, so here’s a basic summary of this series: a premise about video games gets somewhat underused but in a fun way. None of the characters are particularly interesting, but I guess they’re compelling eno...
  • Brittney ~ Reverie and Ink
    I was SO nervous going into this, but Marie Lu did not disappoint. The story picks up shortly after where Warcross left off - and to be completely honest, if it's been a while since you've read Warcross, I'd recommend either rereading or refreshing yourself on the characters. I didn't, and I kept forgetting who was who in terms of the Pheonix Riders/etc (I know, I'm terrible). With that said, I had a * little * bit of a struggle in the first 20-i...
  • jessica
    i completely and wholeheartedly judge books based on their covers. i am not ashamed of that fact because there are some really ugly covers out there. so when the cover for this was released, i was scared. not going to lie - i was not a fan. but after reading this, i totally get it. it perfectly matches the dark and emotional vibes of this part of the story. theres a lot of darknet and blackweb dealings going on in this book and the cover captures...
  • Hamad
    This review and other non-spoilery reviews can be found @The Book Prescription“Every problem has a solution. But after every solution, there’s a new problem to tackle, some new challenge to take on.” If you know me well, then by this point you should already know 2 things: I love Marie Lu, I have read all her 9 books and I own 7 of them. And you also should know that I separate authors from their works, meaning that I won’t like a certain...
  • amy ☂︎
    literally all i want to do right now is lie facedown on the ground and contemplate over what the actual fuckhell i did to deserve this. @god say it to my face bitchevery time i read a terrible book i feel like i'm being fucked over twice, because not only do i have to 1) read the damn thing, i also have to 2) review it and go through the whole disaster again. good thing i've been practicing burning self-hatred for 20 years now in order to prepare...
  • Angelica
    Well, that was hella disappointing.After reading this book I had to and reread my Warcross review. Not because I didn't remember if I had liked the original novel. But because I didn't remember if I had always thought Emika to be so bland, stupid, and annoying. She was certainly all of these things in this book.In the previous book, Emika was an active and interesting character. In this one, she is little more than an observer while other people ...
  • Reynita Maharani ★ The Night Reader ★
    Warcross: my reviewWildcard : SPOILER-FREE REVIEW When the world is murky, guide yourself with your own steady light. Finally! I can review this book, I was busy with college assignments and I even barely had time to read, but thankfully I've done mostly all of my assignments and I'm a bit free! YAY! But I'm going to have final exams in a few weeks, so maybe I'll get inactive when I have my final exams but I'll be back again! :) My opinion tim...
  • Ashley Nuckles
    THIS WAS SO FRICKEN GOOD! Such a great ending that wrapped everything up so perfectly! While I didn’t read it in one sitting like I did Warcross, I still enjoyed every second of it, and Marie Lu continued to blow my mind all through the second book :)
  • Lily ☁️
    2018 will forever be remembered as the year in which all my favorite authors let me down ... except for one. Who, sadly, is not Marie Lu.Blog | Bloglovin’ | Instagram | Tumblr |Twitter 2018 will forever be remembered as the year in which all my favorite authors let me down ... except for one. Who, sadly, is not Marie Lu.Blog | Bloglovin’ | Instagram | Tumblr | Twitter
  • Hillary
    4.5 starsI am deceased. If you see me cry it’s not because of this book or that ending. Nope.What a ride. This conclusion was really different from the first book and I didn't mind at all. Welcome unpredictable, fast-paced and action-packed narrative, and welcome to my new attraction to Zero. He leans back against the wall, his arms crossed casually over his chest, one of his leg propped against the other. His face is no longer hidden behind a ...
  • Miranda Reads
    That's the difference between the real and the virtual. Reality is where you can lose the ones you love. Reality is the place where you can feel the cracks in your heart. Oh. Good. Lawd. What is wrong with her???To recap - rainbow-haired-tumblr-queen Emika Chen (also hacker-extraordinaire, brilliant strategist, adorably naive in just the right ways) discovered that the guy she's had a crush on (Hideo - dark-haired, emotionally underdeveloped, wal...
  • may ❀
    y'all this book was a Ride- this book takes place right after the ending of the first book, so its very easy to get back into- it definitely didn't take the turn i was expecting it to take (view spoiler)[ i thought there would be a love triangle between hideo, emi, and zero but nope (hide spoiler)] - zero's character was fantastic, it was probably one of the best qualities of the book. the way his character arc-ed was so interesting - i think a l...
  • Larry H
    I'm between 4 and 4.5 stars. Wildcard represents the third series of Marie Lu's I've read to completion, and once again, I am amazed at her talent at building complex, compelling settings and creating characters you empathize with (as well as some you root against). Sure, sometimes the plots get a little bit technical or complicated, but at their core, Lu's books are about human connection, and we can all use a little more of that."When the worl...
  • Stacee
    I went into this one without a refresher on Warcross, but found that I didn’t quite need it. It was easy to slip back into this series and I was eager to settle in and see what happened...but I wasn’t even close to being ready.Emika is still an awesome MC. She’s strong and loyal and I loved how she is compelled to do the right thing, no matter how dangerous. Of course there are some of the same characters from Warcross, but I won’t mentio...
  • Sandra
    Haven't even read the first book but I already want this too. It's just the Marie Lu effect on me: I always need more and more and more.
  • Lola
    This is such a disappointment. DNF.
  • alexandra
    this review was originally posted on twirling pages Wildcard was WILD. Warcross was one of my favorite books of last year, so i (obviously) had high hopes for Wildcard. but i was also really worried i'd be disappointed. spoiler alert: I HAD NOTHING TO FEAR (aka it was fantastic). all the things i loved about Warcross came through in the sequel, while also maintaining ~suspense~ and ~mystery~. Wildcard is definitely a darker book compared to Warcr...