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Flavor of the week:
Series: Warcross #1
Publication date: September 12th 2017
by G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young
For 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.
Other releases this week:
* In no particular order *
– Before She Ignites (Fallen Isles Trilogy #1) by Jodi Meadows [Purchase]
– Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng [Purchase]
– Fireblood (Frostblood Saga #2) by Elly Blake [Purchase]
– You Bring the Distant Near by Mitali Perkins [Purchase]
– Nyxia (The Nyxia Triad #1) by Scott Reintgen [Purchase]
– Odd & True by Cat Winters [Purchase]
– Autoboyography by Christina Lauren [Purchase]
– The Empty Grave (Lockwood & Co. #5) by Jonathan Stroud [Purchase]
– When I Cast Your Shadow by Sarah Porter [Purchase]
– The Dollmaker of Krakow by R.M. Romero [Purchase]
– Shadowhouse Fall (Shadowshaper #2) by Daniel José Older [Purchase]
– Landscape with Invisible Hand by M.T. Anderson [Purchase]
– Too Shattered for Mending by Peter Brown Hoffmeister [Purchase]
– The Date to Save by Stephanie Kate Strohm [Purchase]
– Mean Girls: A Novel by Micol Ostow [Purchase]
– Neighborhood Girls by Jessie Ann Foley [Purchase]
Is there anything catching your eye this week?