Wildcard by Marie Lu


Review by: Ivy 

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The sequel to the smash virtual reality hit leaves something to be desired in my opinion, but still finished(?) off the Warcross series nicely. I think Marie Lu’s video game books were strongest when we got to be right alongside the characters as they played video games, whether that be Warcross or Mario Kart. The funny quips accompanied by awesome descriptions of flashing lights and insane powerups charged the book with energy, while moments of basically anything else fall a bit flat. I loved Warcross, I liked Wildcard. Worth reading to finish of the series, but if you liked Warcross on its own, the sequel might kinda sorta ruin it for you.


Rating: 3 Techno Darklings/5


For Fans Of: Ready Player One by Ernest Cline, Warcross by Marie Lu (Duh), Renegades by Marissa Meyer


Favorite Quotes:

  • “That’s the difference between the real and the virtual. Reality is where you can lose the ones you love. Reality is where you can feel the cracks in your heart.”
  • “And that’s when I realize that, at the end, we’d all wish for the same thing. Just a little more time.”
  • “Tearing something down isn’t the end; doing something great, or better, something right, is. Or maybe there isn’t such a thing as an end goal at all. You accomplish something, and then you shift, ready to accomplish the next. You keep solving one problem after another until you change the world.”