An ever-changing virtual reality world, bounty hunters, food delivering robots, a warrior of a heroine, a slice of romance, game-changing plot twists- what more can you want from a science fiction novel?!
Warcross is the name of a virtual reality game that changes the world. You can use it to escape to a virtual island in
the sun, make a “better version” of yourself in your avatar, play the actual
fighting game it is used for, or keep yourself logged in on your walk to work
so anyone else also logged in can see your virtual pet dragon following behind
you. The Warcross tournament is an event that is kind of like the Olympics. Everyone
watches from around the world. The game itself is essentially capture the flag style,
but set in virtual reality with amazing power-ups like being able to fly.
Emika Chen is an orphaned teen
who is struggling in life. She has a job as a waitress, but is about to be
evicted from her apartment due to a lot of debt. She also works as a bounty
hunter for the New York City police to make ends meet and she escapes into Warcross on
her off time. An experienced hacker, she attempts to hack into a professional Warcross game
to try and make some quick cash. She is caught by the game creator, young
billionaire and skilled inventor, Hideo Tanaka. Quickly, Emika’s life
is changing into something she did not know she would be getting herself into.
This science fiction has some seriously stellar technology flares
that Emika (as a hacker) can see as breaches through its security. Any teen interested in technology would enjoy this piece of science fiction that
might not be too far off from our own world after all. As Hideo Tanaka says,
“everything’s science fiction until someone makes it science fact”.
This book will make you feel like you have entered an episode of Netflix's Black Mirror - MC