Can't Wait Wednesday - 5th September 2017

Can't-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted here, at Wishful Endings, to spotlight and discuss the books we're excited about that we have yet to read. Generally they're books that have yet to be released. It's based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by the fabulous Jill at Breaking the Spine. If you're continuing with WOW, feel free to link those up as well! Find out more here.

Warcross (Warcross, #1)Warcross by Marie Lu - G.P Putnams, 12th September 2017
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.

 My thoughts:
I always love LitRPG books - YA books especially. This one seems really good and you really can't go wrong with Marie Lu!

Review: #famous by Jilly Gagnon


In this modern-day love story, Girl likes Boy, Girl takes photo of Boy and posts it online, Boy becomes accidentally insta-famous. And what starts out as an innocent joke spirals into a whirlwind adventure that could change both their lives—and their hearts—forever. But are fame and love worth the price?

Told in alternating points of view, #famous captures the out-of-control thrill ride of falling for someone in front of everyone.

Oh gosh, this was such an adorable read! Not only was it just so cute and relateable, but it's also realistic and relevant in this era of internet fame. It's totally believable that someone can get famous based on just a flit (tweet) of a picture of a highly attractive boy. It's also so very believable how the public reacts and how Rachel is treated. 

What I did love was the way this book is so body positive - Rachel is a bigger girl, based on the things that people say to her, but this never becomes a thing. She never looks in the mirror and feels bad about herself, sure she has her insecurities but it's not too big a deal.

Not only is the romance so very realistic - the chemistry is so immediately obvious there - but the friendships are so good. Ollie was everything I want in life and Mo was just so perfect, so there and reassuring. All of the relationships are so well done. Even Emma was the perfect character, not just the evil ex-girlfriend. This book is so real and teens will relate to this book so well.

Overall, #famous was such a realistic and quirky read with adorable characters and so much contemporary relevance. This is a must read for any teen looking for something fun and meaningful.

Book released 14th February 2017 by Katherine Tegan Books
Book received from the publisher/author in exchange for an honest review