Book Review – Wildcard by Marie Lu

wildcardEmika Chen barely made it out of the Warcross Championships alive. Now that she knows the truth behind Hideo’s new NeuroLink algorithm, she can no longer trust the one person she’s always looked up to, who she once thought was on her side.

Determined to put a stop to Hideo’s grim plans, Emika and the Phoenix Riders band together, only to find a new threat lurking on the neon-lit streets of Tokyo. Someone’s put a bounty on Emika’s head, and her sole chance for survival lies with Zero and the Blackcoats, his ruthless crew. But Emika soon learns that Zero isn’t all that he seems–and his protection comes at a price.

Caught in a web of betrayal, with the future of free will at risk, just how far will Emika go to take down the man she loves?


My rating: Cyan-Full starCyan-Full starCyan-Full starCyan-Full starNo-Star

Ah, there’s just something about this world I love. Possibly the cool tech and awesome sounding game hehe.

And I properly LOVED getting more info on Zero. His backstory was so so so good, and I just wanted to hug him. I also like Hideo more than at the end of Warcross, and really like his relationship with Emiko near the end. I like that it is a culmination of events and not ignoring things.

However Emiko, who I really liked in book one, didn’t really seem to *do* anything here? She almost felt a bit unnecessary to the story, which isn’t great for a main character. Like yeah, she’s determined to save the world, but everyone else does so much for her, and at several points she’s literally just passing messages. Hmm. I still like her, and especially her interactions with the Phoenix Riders and with Jax, but I just wanted something more for her.

Talking of Jax, I think she was the most interesting character and part of me wants a spin off with her life! I really liked her.

So yeah, a good end to the story, and it’s easy to read and super fun, but I just wanted a tiny bit more.


Buy Wildcard from Amazon UK.

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