Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Book review: Wildcard by Marie Lu

No, but for real -- I looove this book!
Note: To keep this review spoiler free, I will not include the book summary here, as it may be a spoiler for the first book of the duology Warcross. Although, if you haven't read Warcross yet -- get on that! Gooooo!

Flo's Spoiler Free Review
Ahhh!!! Wildcard was my most anticipated book of 2018, and it did not disappoint. This book brought all the action, romance, and suspense at the same level of the first book, if not more. It never felt like any time was passing as I kept flipping the pages. And the plot twists! Holy reveals, Batman!! They just kept coming, and they were so clever and so fully integrated into the storyline that they blew my mind every single time. Like, I'd physically set the book down and think, "Whoa..." The plot of these two books was so tight and intricate, and I loved the way that certain scenes in Warcross circled back in different iterations in Wildcard. We got to look deeper into the characters and relationships we came to love in Warcross. And we also got to meet new characters -- some to hate and some to love.

Like Warcross, this book presents a lot of thought-provoking questions about the connections between technology and morality, and gives the reader a lot to ponder in terms of society and human thought. I mean, from the Dark World to Hideo and with everyone in between, there is so much to contemplate about humanity and its choices. But it's also just so much fun to read. When I finished reading the last page, I closed the book and immediately hugged it to my chest. I felt like I was getting off a fun ride at an amusement park -- kind of sad to go, but also knowing that I'll look back and remember how much I enjoyed it.

Wildcard publishes on September 18th, which gives you enough time to read Warcross, if you haven't yet. And if you have read Warcross -- you're almost there! And trust me -- it's worth the wait.

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