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Wildcard: Warcross, Book 2

By Michael Berry, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Emika steers cyberpunk thriller duology to exciting finish.

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age 14+

Based on 1 parent review

age 14+

A decent, satisfying conclusion.

3.5 Stars CONTENT NOTES - There is some language like in the first book, a little violence and one "fade-to-black" sex scene. Nothing very noteworthy IMO. REVIEW - Wildcard ended up being nothing like I expected. I wouldn't go so far as to say that I'm disappointed (cuz I am happy with it) but I was expecting a little more. I had this idea in my mind of where I thought the story was going to go after the ending of Warcross. I think that any "disappointment" that I feel is mostly due to the fact that she took things in a different direction than I imagined. There was a new element of sci-fi added to the story this time around. Which was fun! And I loved the questions of morality that are brought to the surface throughout the ways this technology is created/used. I think this book could be a great jumping off point for some powerful discussions. All in all I feel content with where things left off and ready for a new story.

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Cyberpunk thrillers sometimes suffer from "no-rules-apply" stories, but this exciting sci-fi novel gives readers characters to root for in deadly situations that at least attempt to make sense. Wildcard raises its stakes right from the beginning, and author Marie Lu orchestrates a couple of jaw-dropping plot turns. Emotionally and physically fearless, Emika is a complex protagonist, and Lu excels at revealing her interior life. Some of the fight scenes go on too long, but readers who enjoyed Warcross will be satisfied by the breakneck conclusion to the saga.

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