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Finished Wildcard by Marie Lu in a Day, Fast Boi Now

Word on the street is that those lenses will download a patch that converts them into algorithm lenses on the day of the Warcross closing ceremony. That’s happening in eight days. “Seven days of freedom left,” Asher finally says, voicing what we’re all thinking. “If you want to rob a bank, now’s your chance.” ~Wildcard

This book ended far too early; it’s been a long time since I read something that made me feel this much thrilled; there were just so many twists and turns. The world-building was near perfect.

Reading Wildcard made me realize how much I missed action-packed sci-fi books with a romantic sub-plot, the way Marie Lu drew out Emika Chan’s personality with her rainbow-colored hair and her knack for riding on a skateboard, her relationship with Hideo without introducing a love triangle and how it didn’t overshadow the whole story, and it took forever to find what happened to Zero but knowing his back story was worth it.

Most of all, I was just relieved that she decided to rebuild NeuroLink in the end. Now, whenever someone tries to get into a debate with me about whether I think that technology is evil or not, I can just say that technology is mainly a tool. It depends on whether you use it for your own good or to wreak havoc in yours or other people’s lives. Further along, I can guide them to read this book because that concept is so nicely demonstrated in this story. People need to stop sectioning off everything in black and white.

Whether it be a dystopian book (Legend Trilogy) or a story based on a fantastical plot (The Young Elites), Marie Lu has yet to disappoint me with her art of storytelling. Her work just.. feels homely without passing the borderline of being too cheesy.

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