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Warcross

(2017)
(The first book in the Warcross series)
A novel by

 
 
From #1 New York Times bestselling author Marie Lu - when a game called Warcross takes the world by storm, one girl hacks her way into its dangerous depths.

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 Warcross players who bet on the game illegally. But the bounty-hunting world is a competitive one, and survival has not been easy. 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.

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

Praise for this book

"A vibrant, action-packed shot of adrenaline. Lu delivers characters with heart and determination, then sets them loose in a luminously conceived world of infinite possibility." - Leigh Bardugo

"An immersive world that I didn't want to leave. Warcross is pure genius. I'm ready for the sequel!" - Kami Garcia

"Clear your schedule, because you won't stop reading Warcross until you’re done. Addictive, fast-paced, and totally immersive, this book takes you from a futuristic Tokyo on a high-tech tour of incredible virtual worlds. Packed with danger, intrigue, and heart-pounding gameplay, set in a world built with an incredible eye for detail, Warcross is Marie Lu's best book yet." - Amie Kaufman

"Marie Lu's Warcross is unlike anything I've ever read - clever, smart, romantic - yet exploding with color, action, and unrelenting speed. I flew through this book - it's absolutely fantastic." - Sabaa Tahir


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Used availability for Marie Lu's Warcross

Hardback Editions

September 2017 : UK Hardback
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Title: Warcross
Author(s): Marie Lu
ISBN: 0-241-32142-5 / 978-0-241-32142-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


October 2017 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Warcross (Thorndike Press Large Print The Literacy Bridge)
Author(s): Marie Lu
ISBN: 1-4328-4371-0 / 978-1-4328-4371-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


September 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: Warcross
Author(s): Marie Lu
ISBN: 0-399-54796-7 / 978-0-399-54796-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

August 2019 : Paperback
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Title: Warcross
Author(s): Marie Lu
ISBN: 1-984815-76-8 / 978-1-984815-76-7
Publisher: Penguin Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


June 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: Warcross
Author(s): Marie Lu
ISBN: 0-241-32144-1 / 978-0-241-32144-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


January 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: Warcross
Author(s): Marie Lu
ISBN: 0-399-54797-5 / 978-0-399-54797-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Speak
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


September 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: Warcross
Author(s): Marie Lu
ISBN: 1-5247-4171-X / 978-1-5247-4171-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


September 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: Warcross
Author(s): Marie Lu
ISBN: 0-241-32143-3 / 978-0-241-32143-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
Availability: Amazon UK   


Audio Editions

September 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Warcross
Author(s): Marie Lu
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Availability: Amazon   


September 2018 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Warcross
Author(s): Marie Lu
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Availability: Amazon AU   


September 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Warcross
Author(s): Marie Lu
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Availability: Amazon UK   


September 2017 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Warcross
Author(s): Marie Lu
ISBN: 0-525-49519-3 / 978-0-525-49519-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Listening Library
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


September 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Warcross
Author(s): Marie Lu
Publisher: Listening Library
Availability: Amazon   


September 2017 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Warcross
Author(s): Marie Lu
Publisher: Listening Library
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

September 2017 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Warcross
Author(s): Marie Lu
Publisher: Penguin
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


September 2017 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Warcross
Author(s): Marie Lu
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA