Be Ready to Be Slayed – Booktube Interview w/ Marie Lu +GIVEAWAY ~ Tales of the Ravenous Reader

unnamed2b252842529-2492056 Maybe you’ve been sleeping under a rock or maybe you saw our post of YA characters we’d want on our Warcross team but EITHER WAY – There’s a new Marie Lu book and it will slllllaaay you. Seriously, just start plotting your funeral now because you’re about to be dead.

#Warcross 😱 — Christy Jane (@diamondxgirl) September 13, 2017


If you’ve ever met Marie Lu, you know she is so sweet, so smart, and just genuinely amazing. Don’t be fooled – she will gut you and Warcross is no different than Legend (who’s waiting for their Life After Legend novella? 🙋) and The Young Elites (#TeamAdelina for life). Warcross is an ocean of feels and a rollercoaster full of whiplash worthy moments that will have you thinking you figured it all out (and even if you figured stuff out in Warcross, I am certain we will be thrown off course in book 2). 

Emika, Hideo, and the cast of characters in Warcross are people you’d want in your world. They’re probably just like people you know – including the diversity. Marie Lu does a seamless job of representing the real world through the lens of the characters. Can we talk about the romance in this book? Because it was H O T.

We sat down with Marie at her recent event here in the Bay Area (recap below) to ask her all of our burning questions. Check it out below and enter to win your own copy! 



Marie Lu & Sabaa Tahir Play Warcross!
29385546-7774461 WARCROSS
by Marie Lu
Published: September 12th 2017
Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers
Source: Audible
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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.


Week One:

September 4 – The Reading Nook Reviews – Review

September 5 – Bookiemoji – Book Photography
September 6 – Fiction Fare – Review
September 7 – BookCrushin – Review
September 8 – The Fandom – Author Q&A Week Two:

September 11 – Lost in Lit – Book Photography

September 12 – Alexa Loves Books – Author Guest Post | Marie’s Favorite Video Games
September 13 – Little Lillie Reads – Review
September 14 – YA Wednesdays
September 15 – Live Love Read Week Three:

September 18 – Adventures of a Book Junkie – 5 Reasons to Read Warcross

September 19 – The Young Folks – Review
September 20 – Once Upon a Twilight – Guess the Story in GIFs
September 21 – Arctic Books – Warcross Mood Board
September 22 – Book Nerd Addicts – Author Q&A Week Four:

September 25 – Tales of the Ravenous Reader – Author Q&A + Event Recap

September 26 –Mundie Moms – Favorite Quotes
September 27 – YA Bibliophile – Review
September 28 – Icey Books – Warcross Quote Candy
September 29 – Super Space Chick – Review & Favorite Video Games


a Rafflecopter giveaway Enter for a chance to be one (1) of three (3) grand prize winners of a WARCROSS prize set (including hardcover of Warcross, shirt, keychain, and postcard). (ARV: $18.99 each).

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Enter between 12:00 AM Eastern Time on September 4, 2017 and 12:00 AM on September 29, 2017. Open to residents of the fifty United States and the District of Columbia who are 13 and older. Winners will be selected at random on or about October 2, 2017. Odds of winning depend on number of eligible entries received. Void where prohibited or restricted by law.


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