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Wildcard

Warcross Series, Book 2
By: Marie Lu
Narrated by: Nancy Wu
Length: 10 hrs and 51 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (420 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

An instant New York Times best seller!

Return to the immersive, action-packed world of Warcross in this thrilling sequel from number-one New York Times best-selling author Marie Lu 

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?  

In this explosive sequel to the New York Times best-selling Warcross, Marie Lu delivers an addictive finale that will hold you captive till the very last sentence.

©2018 Marie Lu (P)2018 Listening Library

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The performance was missing the existing boost to keep me going through the book otherwise great. the story was good.The end surprised me! I loved it! 🥰💔❤️

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Performance was great

I really did enjoy the performance. The story was good but at times I found myself a little bored with the second book. I still enjoyed the story but some parts I really wanted to speed up and go faster. I like how the story ended.

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Marie Lu is brilliant

She just knows how to tell a story. she keeps you guessing, tears your heart out, and keeps you flipping the pages at every point.

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Wildcard Book Review

Wildcard was a novel I anticipated to read after having read Warcross. After the amazing first part to Emica's story, I was interested to see what Lu would do next for this character and how she would utilize her video game technology in this novel. The novel was full of interesting and unexpected revelations, and i was intrigued to know more and more about the characters and the fate Lu had for them.

I read this novel in a hurry, as I did with Warcross, in order to have enough of the novel read for Marie Lu's author signing event. I got through over half of the novel in the span of three days. I did not want to stop and wanted to continue listening to this story on Audible. I did not finish this novel until after the signing event but was surprised near the end. This novel gave an ending to the characters' story in a way that the reader/listen does not expect a third novel. It may not be a satisfying ending for some, but I found it to be just right.

Both Warcross and Wildcard were novels that I extremely enjoyed and will be revisiting them and re-reading both of them when I have more time and I am not in graduate school. I want to re-visit both these novels and spend more time with these characters. I want to relive the adventure these characters have to offer. Once more, I recommend both these novels to anyone interested in novels that incorporate video gaming technology.

Audible Review:

Like Warcross, Wilcard is narrated by Nancy Wu who does an excellent job in portraying the second part of Emika's story. Wu's narration captivates the characters and their encounters very well, and I am eager to re-listen to both novels one after the other to get the full adventure all at once. For those of us who like to multitask and listen on the go, I recommend listening at a 1.75 speed, so one does not miss anything. For those who are listening while reading the book, I found  2.5 speed to be the best speeds. 3.0 was too fast for me, and I was missing a lot of what the narrator was saying and had to eventually slow down the narrator's reading speed. 

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kinda slow...

this book was sort of slow and it took me a while to get through it. a bit too much introspection and a little too much predictability. the story was creative and the narrator was fine.

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Warcross and Wildcard were an exciting series.

I thoroughly enjoyed the concept, and how “ethics” was developed. I love books that open my vistas on how the world could be if just a few elements were different.
The characters were very well written And that made it a true 5 star :-)
I am waiting for the next book in that series :-)

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Good follow up

This book felt like a Hunger Games book. The story was compelling since I had listened since War Cross.

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And Now, Despair

I wish it wasn't over.

Blah, blah, blah to meet the Audible minimum for reviews.

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Amazing ending!

I love all the characters and I love this book! I listened to the whole thing in a day in a half it was just that good!

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Very Disappointing

Sigh, what happened? The first book blew me away! It was one of my fav books of last year. But this one, heck no! It was boring, confusing, and just not good. I only liked the gaming and technical side if this story,l. Honestly, I was happy I finished the book. Which, makes me sad. The ending was okay, but still not worth it. I kinda want to pretend the first book was the only one. Even if it would have not answered the questions. Not worth a book credit.