Book Fun: Giveaway: C.J.: #PlayWarcross with a Warcross giveaway from Penguin and Marie Lu



For the millions who log in every day, Warcross isn’t just a game—it’s a way of life. The obsession started ten years ago and its fan base now spans the globe, some eager to escape from reality and others hoping to make a profit. Struggling to make ends meet, teenage hacker Emika Chen works as a bounty hunter, tracking down players who bet on the game illegally. But the bounty hunting world is a competitive one, and survival has not been easy. Needing to make some quick cash, Emika takes a risk and hacks into the opening game of the international Warcross Championships—only to accidentally glitch herself into the action and become an overnight sensation.

Convinced she’s going to be arrested, Emika is shocked when instead she gets a call from the game’s creator, the elusive young billionaire Hideo Tanaka, with an irresistible offer. He needs a spy on the inside of this year’s tournament in order to uncover a security problem . . . and he wants Emika for the job. With no time to lose, Emika’s whisked off to Tokyo and thrust into a world of fame and fortune that she’s only dreamed of. But soon her investigation uncovers a sinister plot, with major consequences for the entire Warcross empire.

In this sci-fi thriller, #1 New York Times bestselling author Marie Lu conjures an immersive, exhilarating world where choosing who to trust may be the biggest gamble of all. 


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C.J.'s WARCROSS team 

the captain

Darrow au Andromedus aka "Reaper" 
Darrow (Red Rising by Pierce Brown) is one of my favorite characters and he's a natural leader. Coming from the impoverished mines of Mars, he rose through the ranks of the elite Golds, inspiring such fierce loyalty in the hearts of his followers that they followed him into danger, death, and revolution. 

the thief

Will Perry
Lyra was a near tie for Captain, but her counterpart Will (The Subtle Knife by Phillip Pullman) would make an excellent thief. After all, he stole the Subtle Knife from under the nose of a crazed scholar and a vicious collector; he stole Lyra from under her mother's nose. His father called him a warrior, but his unassuming demeanor and cunning would make for a formidable thief.  

the architect

Joseph Kavinsky aka "Kavinsky"
The architect is a position for dreamers, and although I nearly put Gansey and Ronan into this role, I think it's a place where Kavinsky (The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater) would shine. I always wanted more of him, so I can't resist giving him a second home on my Warcross team. His creativity and vision were too dangerous for the real world, but in a Warcross match, he'd bend the worlds until the other team broke. 

the shield

Jessamy aka "Jes" aka "Spider" 
While Jes (Court of Fives by Kate Elliott) could comfortably fit into any of the Warcross positions, I give her Shield. She's sly enough to be a thief and scrappy enough to be a fighter, with the foresight of an architect. However, one of the most important qualities is that she uses all these skills to protect those around her--on the Fives court or in the digital world. 

the fighter

Gauri aka "Jewel of Bharata"
The princess is no delicate flower. Gauri (Crown of Wishes by Roshani Choksha) fought her way out of a king's dungeon and a god's game--not to mention, she was the key captain in many a battle. She combines brute force with ruthlessness and clever calculation: a dangerous mix. 

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