As much as it hurts me to say it, this one falls short of the first title.
Following the ethical dilemma posed in Warcross, Emika must choose which side she is on.
And neither side is an obvious chose.
Years ago I went through a YA dystopian phase. (Didn’t we all?) This, of course, means I read Legend back in the day. (Believe it or not, that was six years ago.) I then swiftly forgot about the series, though it came to mind recently when my younger sister told me she was reading it. Then I read Warcross, a surprising new edition to my favorites list. What an action-packed stunner! I forgot Legend long ago, but I have to reread it, as well as Lu’s other series, now.
When Emika Chen attempts to steal a valuable power-up to help pay her rent, she accidentally glitches into the international Warcross opening game. Instead of facing jail, this accident brings Emika to Tokyo as an undercover player in the Warcross competitions, tasked with competing while she looks for the source of an advanced cybersecurity threat.