Review – Wildcard by Marie Lu

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October 4, 2018 by ceresbooksworld


Wildcard by Marie Lu

Book two in Warcross duology

Publisher: G.P Putnam’s sons

Publication date: September 18th, 2018

Source: Hardcover

Rating: Evil Love




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?


I was looking forward to reading this second and last volume, I loved warcross and I absolutely wanted to know what was going to happen for Emika, Hidéo, Zéro and the Phoenix riders. I was not at all disappointed, the story continues exactly where warcross ends, the whole world or at least a very large part of it is under the control of Hideo and his lenses, the thugs commit suicide or go to the police. Emika and the Phoenix Riders are looking for a way to stop Hideo and for that Emika will have to team up with Zero.

I wouldn’t tell you anymore but know that Emika is my favorite character, at no time did I discuss the choices she made, they are thoughtful and even if sometimes they are hard to make, she doesn’t hesitate for a second.

I really appreciate the relationship between Emika and the Phoenix Riders, they are all there for her no matter what, they protect her, help her and they are finally a real family.

Hideo and Emika have a very strong and interesting relationship too, I like the fact that despite everything that is happening, the love they have for each other is still there. It is not easy for either one of them.

I liked discovering what happened to Sasuke, it was very interesting and I was quite surprised in the end, I didn’t expect that at all.

Marie Lu managed to close this duology with brio, I loved these two books and I am absolutely not disappointed by the end.

Quick Word: A duology to be read imperatively.


J’avais hâte de lire ce second et dernier tome, j’ai adoré warcross et je voulais absolument savoir ce qui allait se passer pour Emika, Hidéo, Zéro et les Phoenix riders. Je n’ai pas du tout été déçue, l’histoire reprend exactement là où warcross se termine, la totalité du monde ou du moins une très grande partie est sous l’emprise d’Hideo et de ses lentilles, les malfrats se suicident ou se rendent auprès des forces de l’ordre. Emika et les Phoenix Riders cherchent un moyen d’arrêter Hidéo et pour cela Emika va devoir faire équipe avec Zero.

Je ne vous en dirais pas plus mais sachez qu’Emika est mon personnage préférée, à aucun moment je n’ai discuté les choix qu’elle a fait, ils sont réfléchis et même si parfois ils sont durs à faire, elle n’hésite pas une seule seconde.

J’apprécie énormément la relation entre Emika et les Phoenix Riders, ils sont tous présent pour elle quoiqu’il arrive, ils la protègent, l’aident et ils sont finalement une vraie famille.

Hidéo et Emika ont une relation très forte également et très intéressante, j’aime le fait que malgré tout ce qu’il se passe, l’amour qu’ils éprouvent l’un envers l’autre soit toujours là. Ce n’est pas facile ni pour l’un ni pour l’autre.

J’ai aimé découvrir ce qui est arrivé à Sasuke, c’était très intéressant et j’ai été assez surprise au final, je ne m’attendais pas du tout à ça.

Marie Lu a réussi à clôturé cette duologie avec brio, j’ai adoré ces deux livres et je ne suis absolument pas déçue par la fin.

En bref : Une duologie à lire impérativement.

About the author

Marie Lu ( is the author of the New York Times bestselling novels Legend, Prodigy, and Champion, as well as The Young Elites. She graduated from the University of Southern California and jumped into the video game industry, working for Disney Interactive Studios as a Flash artist. Now a full-time writer, she spends her spare time reading, drawing, playing Assassin’s Creed, and getting stuck in traffic. She lives in Los Angeles, California (see above: traffic), with one husband, one Chihuahua mix, and two Pembroke Welsh corgis


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