Can’t Wait Wednesday: 30 August, 2017

Can’t Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Wishful Endings and spotlights upcoming releases.

Warcross – Marie Lu

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

Why I Can’t Wait:

I’ve had this book pre-ordered for a few months now after seeing it on Twitter so often. People seem to be really excited for it and the ARCs have been getting some great reviews. I haven’t read Marie Lu before but I do have The Young Elites trilogy on my TBR pile and have been told that The Legend Trilogy is amazing.

Release Date: 12 September 2017

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Marie Lu About the Author

Marie Lu is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Legend trilogy and The Young Elites trilogy. She graduated from the University of Southern California and jumped into the video game industry, working for Disney Interactive Studios as a Flash artist. Now a full-time writer, she spends her spare time reading, drawing, playing Assassin’s Creed, and getting stuck in traffic. She lives in Los Angeles, California (see above: traffic), with one husband, one Chihuahua mix, and two Pembroke Welsh corgis.


  1. Stephanie @ Bookfever

    30 August 2017 at 12:16 PM

    I haven’t read Marie Lu before either but I really am curious about this new book of hers. Sounds pretty good!

    1. scorpiobookdreams

      31 August 2017 at 12:43 AM

      I’ve got quite high hopes for it so fingers crossed it lives up to them!

  2. Barb (boxermommyreads)

    30 August 2017 at 1:12 PM

    At least you have a copy preordered and you shouldn’t have to wait much longer. Can’t wait to see your thoughts.

    1. scorpiobookdreams

      31 August 2017 at 12:44 AM

      Thank you. Can’t wait to finally get my hands on it!

  3. Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

    30 August 2017 at 1:50 PM

    I really enjoyed the first book in the Legend series, but the others kind of let me down. I still want to read her Young Elite series, but I haven’t added this one to my TBR list. I hope you enjoy it though. Have a great week!

    Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

    1. scorpiobookdreams

      31 August 2017 at 12:47 AM

      I now have both the Young Elite series and the Legend series to read as I managed to get the box sets really cheap. Not sure when I’ll ever get around to reading them though!

  4. Jenea's Book Obsession

    30 August 2017 at 3:36 PM

    It sounds like it will be a pretty fantastic read. I hope you enjoy it. 🙂

    Jenea’s Book Obsession’s Can’t-Wait Wednesday

    1. scorpiobookdreams

      31 August 2017 at 12:48 AM

      Thank you! Your pick looks so creepy. Definitely adding it to my TBR!

  5. Literary Feline

    30 August 2017 at 5:00 PM

    I first heard about this last week and my interest was immediately piqued. I haven’t read anything my Marie Lu, but she’s going on my must read list.

    Thanks for sharing! I hope you have a great day.

    1. scorpiobookdreams

      31 August 2017 at 12:49 AM

      Thank you for visiting. Hope you have a great day too!

  6. Tressa @ Wishful Endings

    30 August 2017 at 7:29 PM

    This one is on my list to read too. I hope we both find it to be really good. Thanks for linking up!

    1. scorpiobookdreams

      31 August 2017 at 12:49 AM

      Thanks for visiting. Fingers crossed we both enjoy the book!

  7. Lisa Mandina (Lisa Loves Literature)

    31 August 2017 at 2:54 AM

    I’m definitely excited for this one as well! Thanks for visiting my CWW on Lisa Loves Literature earlier!
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