Imagine a Virtual Reality Game so realistic that the entire world is obsessed with it.
Imagine being able to alter everything you see just by wearing a special set of lenses. People walking down the street look like their avatars, walk impossible pets on leashes, and have game statistics floating over their heads. Game points can be exchanged for merchandise, just like real money. Illegal gambling on games has taken center-stage in the Organized Crime world. The game is the center of all society.
The game is Warcross.
Emika Chen is a teenage girl living on her own in New York City. She has no parents, she isn't in school, and she is up to her eyeballs in debt. So, what's an orphan- turned- hacker -with- a- criminal-record supposed to do to feed herself? She becomes a Bounty Hunter.
The police are so overwhelmed with crime these days that they have asked regular citizens to help them catch criminals. Emika is very good at this and keeps hoping for the next big score to help get her out of debt.
Emika is also REALLY good at hacking. So good, in fact, that she has discovered a way to hack the ultimate game. Emika can hack Warcross. What happens when Hideo Tanaka, a 21 year old billionaire and the creator of the world's most popular game, discovers that a teenage girl has hacked his empire? Well, her life is changed forever.
This unique and fast-paced first installation of what promises to be an engaging new series is difficult to put down. 4 out of 5 stars. Perfect for ages 12+.
Review by Mrs. Sanborn
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