Waiting on Wednesday #1
Author: Marie Lu
Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: September 18, 2018 (expected)
Synopsis from Goodreads: 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?
The ending of Warcross left me dying to see what happens next. The revelation at the end of who Zero is and why he is trying to stop Hideo was a twist that I expected (I suspected who Zero was ever since Hideo told Emika about his family tragedy), but I didn’t expect the reason why he wanted to stop Hideo.
I can’t wait to see how this all plays out – does Emika join with Zero? Does she try to convince Hideo that what he’s doing is wrong? Or will something else entirely happen? I don’t know, but I can’t wait to find out!