Title: Wildcard (Warcross #2)
Author: Marie Lu
Publisher: G. P Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: September 2018
Synopsis from Goodreads:
Emika 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?
Ok, so no spoilies — this review might be short because of it, but since this is a sequel, I don’t want to give too much away. But let me say, Marie Lu has done it again! Honestly, she’s right up there as one of my top YA authors of all time. She hits it again and again with every book she writes. Wildcard is no different. A continuation of the first book, Warcross, Lu follows Emika Chen after the Warcross Championship games as she becomes entangled with the terrifying and infamous Zero. Her relationship with Hideo is in ruins and the fate of her life, and the world, rests in her hands.
This sequel was intense and was packed full of twists and turns. Death and danger hang around every corner, so prepare to have your heart in your throat. It’s thrilling and shocking and the perfect wrap up to this story, assuming this is the duology it feels like.
I hope you’ll enjoy this one as much as I did. Marie Lu fans won’t be disappointed.