Book Review: Warcross by Marie Lu


Being an avid fan of anime, yes, I am a fan of Sword Art Online and Accel World. The scientific world of it collided with the real world of a person. I can’t fathom that it could happen nearly in the future — looking the way the technology has been advancing in so much speed.

I told this to everyone in the Twitter that Warcross resembles SAO and Accel World but in a more advanced era, where people rely on technology and play games to earn money. Wondering and being fascinated by the world that Marie Lu has created makes me more excited and thrilled to read Warcross! I mean, look, it was kind of my favorite anime in a book. Two birds with one stone and knowing Marie Lu will never betray her readers. Yes, she is a sadist for hurting us in the Legend Trilogy and put a lot of foreshadowing in her books that we didn’t even see immediately and before we know it, we scream in the process.

Here’s my thought about Warcross: With the fully detailed technology that could be one of the humankind’s greatest invention. I never expect something about Warcross, really. And this book? It exceeded my expectations for real. Marie Lu has her ways of writing and it hooked me up, completely that I don’t want to finish the book. Emika and Hideo make the book interesting but with Asher Wing, Hammie, Roshan, Ren and Zero made it more interesting. It feels like I was watching a movie or a gameplay in my head when I was reading the book. I was so hooked because aside from a reader. I am also a huge techie-junk and I love playing games!

Marie Lu captured what her readers want and she is brilliant for writing such amazing book which so much reference. An Otaku would be so happy to read this book because it is one of the novels that everyone would love. Warcross is a fast-paced read that you’ll end up with the feeling of wanting more. It will excite you, build the anticipation of what will happen next and before you know it. The plot twist is on your face. Slapped wholly, then that’s the moment you’ll realize you need the second installment!

Did I mention Asher WING? Do you remember Daniel Wing from the Legend Trilogy? Yes! It was confirmed that they are related and Warcross takes place in the future of Legend Trilogy. What could we expect with Marie Lu than this? She’s remarkable and I tell you guys that even if I predicted what could happen next in the end – what it gave more impact is how Marie Lu ended the book!

This book is completely off the chart! It is way beyond the two anime and they focus different worlds and I love how Marie Lu beautifully crafted the world of Warcross and indulge the fiction and reality in one. I was imagining myself even using the NeuroLink and fascinated by the Augmented Virtual Reality that really tricks your brain.

I mean, who could think of a book like this? Marie Lu!! You are truly an amazing author. And how the things that turn out in the end? You don’t know what you’ll feel and what you will choose and who you will choose! It is hard! Why does Marie Lu need to lay out things like that to her readers? Damn. I need the book two.

And a question still lies in my head: Can the story of Warcross could happen in the immediate future?


4342215.jpgI write young adult novels, and have a special love for dystopian books. Ironically, I was born in 1984. Before becoming a full-time writer, I was an Art Director at a video game company. Now I shuffle around at home and talk to myself a lot. πŸ™‚

I graduated from the University of Southern California in ’06 and currently live in LA, where I spend my time stuck on the freeways.


12 thoughts on “Book Review: Warcross by Marie Lu

  1. I loved this review! 😍 I didn’t like much SAO and I’ve never heard of Accel World (sorry if I wrote it wrong πŸ˜…), but I love watching anime and reading manga!
    I’m pretty excited about this book, not only for the plot that seems so interesting, but also because she’s Chinese like me and I love that more diverse authors are being spotlighted πŸ˜πŸ’š

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