Wildcard

by Lu, Marie, 1984-

Format: Book on CD 2018
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
Available (1)
Location Collection Call #
Northern Tier Regional Library Young Adult YA CD/BK FIC LU
Location  Northern Tier Regional Library
 
Collection  Young Adult
 
Call Number  YA CD/BK FIC LU
 
 
Summary
An Instant New York Times Bestseller

Return to the immersive, action-packed world of Warcross in this thrilling sequel from #1 New York Times bestselling author 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?

In this explosive sequel to the New York Times bestselling Warcross , Marie Lu delivers an addictive finale that will hold you captive till the very last page.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Bounty hunter turned reality game superstar Emika Chen thought she had her hands full when she became an internationally known competitor in the virtual-reality-game Warcross championships. But that was before she learned the truth about her one-time love Hideo Tanaka, a young billionaire and creator of Warcross and the inventor of an algorithm that puts everyone who uses his high-tech lenses under his control. Sure, Hideo's not trying to rule the world or anything ­this all started as a war on crime, after his little brother went missing years ago but Emi can't agree with his methods. But she's got even bigger plans: there's a bounty on her head now, and if she's going to escape the assassins who are after her, she has to turn to Zero, the infamous, if not exactly trustworthy, hacker and his team. But they've got motives of their own, and Emi might get so tangled in a web of subterfuge that she can't break free. There's plenty of high-stakes double-crossing here, and this finale moves along at a breakneck clip. Series fans will be only too happy to zoom along for the ride. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: The first book in this duology, Warcross (2017), hooked gamers and action fans alike, and they'll be dying to see how it ends.--Maggie Reagan Copyright 2018 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "Sure to inspire even deeper devotion among Lu's fans, this sequel picks up just three days after the Warcross finale, raising complicated questions about the consequences of technology and power. Emika Chen, exempt from Hideo Tanaka's unleashed algorithm thanks to a lucky accident, is reeling from Hideo's betrayal and the knowledge that Zero, the hacker whom Hideo hired her to neutralize, is Hideo's long-missing brother, Sasuke, whose disappearance drives Hideo to create Warcross and the algorithm. Having realized that the algorithm, meant to eliminate violence, may be causing people to commit suicide, Emika enters a tenuous partnership with Zero and the Blackcoats, a secret organization working to destroy the algorithm, and attempts to gain access to it by winning Hideo's trust. Though Emika maintains her moral center, she struggles to do right as the virtual world crosses into reality and becomes personal: "There's a point where the lines start to blur, and I am standing in that place now, struggling to see through the gray." Lu's futuristic world, with its immersive technology, feels dangerously within reach in this action-packed escapade with a thoughtful, emotion-driven core. Ages 12-up. (Sept.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Series Lu, Marie, 1984- Warcross (Series).
#1 - Warcross
#2 - Wildcard
Subjects Internet games -- Juvenile fiction.
Computer crimes -- Juvenile fiction.
Hackers -- Juvenile fiction.
Bounty hunters -- Juvenile fiction.
Internet games -- Fiction.
Computer crimes -- Fiction.
Hackers -- Fiction.
Bounty hunters -- Fiction.
Spies -- Fiction.
Spy stories.
Young adult fiction.
Spy fiction.
Fantasy fiction.
Action and adventure fiction.
Audiobooks.
Fiction.
Sound recordings.
Publisher New York, New York :2018
Edition Unabridged.
Other Titles Wild card
Contributors Wu, Nancy, narrator.
Participants/Performers Read by Nancy Wu .
Audience Ages 12 to 17.
Language English
Notes Title from disc surface.
Compact discs.
"Sequel to Warcross" -- cover.
Description 9 audio discs (10 hr., 51 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 9780525638162
0525638164
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