Top Ten Tuesday! 3/5/19

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

This weeks topic is: Characters I’d Like To Switch Places With

  1. Jude- The Wicked King by Holly Black
  2. Donatella Dragna- Legendary by Stephanie Garber
  3. Brynn Hilder- The Deceivers by Kristen Simmons
  4. Scarlett Copeland- Only A Breath Apart by Katie McGarry
  5. Noah Oakman- The Strange Fascinations of Noah Hypnotik by David Arnold
  6. Brooklyn Stevens- The Merciless by Danielle Vega
  7. Marla Singer- Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk
  8. Hannah- Baby Teeth by Zoje Stage
  9. Quincy Carpenter- The Final Girls by Riley Sager
  10. Emika Chen- Warcross by Marie Lu

Which characters made your list?

stacy

Warcross- Marie Lu

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“Hideo smiles at me, truly smiles, in a way that brightens his eyes. His gaze wanders across my face. He is so close now that, if he wanted, he could lean forward and kiss me- and I find myself leaning toward him, too, hoping that he’ll close the gap between us.”

I’m always amazed at the books I read after attending a conference. This isn’t the typical book that you would find on my bookshelf, but I’m glad that these events broaden my horizon in the book world.

A book about VR gameplay would have me look the other way, but everyone buzzed about this book so much that I couldn’t say no at Book Expo.

I’m very proud to say that I really enjoyed this one. I have never read anything by this author and I’m ashamed at myself for it. Her writing flows in a perfect way to immerse you into the full story. It doesn’t even let up after you finish.

Little by little Emika has been losing things that are close to her. After losing her dad, she has been struggling to try to stay afloat. She spends her time being a bounty hunter for people who are breaking the rules/gambling illegally in Warcross. But that hasn’t been paying off lately. She has three days to come up with a few thousand dollars or else she’s out on the street with her roommate.

During the opening games for Warcross, Emika hacks into the game and thinks she’s hidden when her need for money becomes stronger than her conscience. She steals an high priced item from the game to resell, but as she takes it she becomes visible for all the world to see.

Freaking out after she’s been spotted, she receives weird phone calls and texts from an unknown number. She finally gives up and calls the number. Not believing it when she calls, she’s patched through to the creator of Warcross, Hideo Tanaka. The glitch caught his attention and he wants to talk to the girl behind this problem.

As Hideo talks to Emika, he makes her an offer that is extremely difficult to refuse. He sweeps her off to Tokyo to help him uncover the severe security problems that could ruin him and Warcross forever.

As Emika starts to uncover the darkest secrets and inner workings of the game, something more evil is lurking in the shadows.

I instantly fell in love with Emika. She was a total badass who kicked your ass first and didn’t care about your name.

Marie Lu sure knows how to pack a punch. If you thought you knew things, you better think again. This is high action packed with a twist and a hint of romance. The way she delivers these incredible details is brilliant and I can’t wait for book two.

I’ll never doubt anyone ever again!
Are you ready for Warcross?

4/5

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The real Bea day 1 and book haul

So the real Bea start day 1 since show floor is open has started. Since wanted a signing tix for Maggie stiefotter I had to wake up at 4 am to pick up friend and be at javitz center by 6:30 AM.  (Kill me now) to early to be up… But found my friends in line and all chilled the 2 hours to get inside it was fun since I do get to see my bookish friends a lot. But yea chilling in the crystal atrium is fabulous it’s gorgeous at times if you haven’t seen it. I didn’t take any photo’S but check it out. Now it’s 10 am woot woot!! First thing I did since on the way was Disney Hyperion which on the table had the belles which was sooo excited for since if your from NYC you meet dhonelle Clayton way tooooooo much. So  it’s a instant read. Next since like said Disney was on the way was harlequin to meet Sasha & Lindsay Cummings 

They were both fabulous and I talked about with Lindsay was her gorgeous lightning shots she Gets since I’m a weather geek. Rest thru the day is a blur but one time walking thru I bumped into leigh bardugo woot woot always so fabulous and stunning 

Stacy hopped in to. I think it was her first time meeting LB. last few things on the agenda just was pure luck I was at penguin I was watching friends things when suddenly see a friend with warcross I’m like wah!! I had whichwood in my hand in excitement I put my hands up say oh my god but doing so I dropped friends bag thankfully nothing fragile and friend watched the bag. So go get warcross and that book dropped as with there is someone in your house I’m like wth is this dang sorcery all of penguins top books dropping at once?!?!?? After that much else to say minus my boOk haul am I right?? Should I or should I not?? What’s that?? Still can’t hear you??? Ok ok coming it’s coming 

Stop hammer time!!!