Monday, May 15, 2017

Penguin Teen Game-Changers: Warcross! Win ARCs! Ask Marie Lu!



Hey guys! I am so thrilled and excited to share this with you :D This fall, Penguin Teen is having a major YA campaign that includes five of their leading titles—the first one being Marie Lu's WARCROSS that I am featuring today! To discover the next title in the Penguin Teen Game-Changers Campaign, be sure to check out The Young Folks blog tomorrow for the official reveal!

5/15 – Brittany’s Book Rambles – WARCROSS
5/16 – The Young Folks – ????????

Plus, that blog post will direct you to the next day's reveal, and so on! ;D

Now I don't know if you all know how much I love Marie Lu's Legend and The Young Elites trilogies, but I ADORE THEM! Marie Lu is the epitome of what it means to be a game-changing writer. She has the magical ability to play with your emotions. She tugs at your heart strings and crushes your soul, all while simultaneously giving you so many different types of feels that you don't know what to do with yourself. No matter how fantastical the book's setting is, Lu's characters are always real and relatable, and you absolutely cannot help but care for them. When they love, you love. When they hurt or cry or grieve or suffer, so do you. And when there is loss and carnage, you feel like bits of you have died as well. As beautiful as it is poignant and timeless, Marie Lu's writing will surely make you laugh and rage and sob—and in the end, you will surely thank her for the inimitable (and game-changing!) experience.

Needless to say, this is everything I expect from WARCROSS, so I hope you've all pre-ordered it and are as excited to read it as I am! Until then, here is an excerpt of the book to tide you over! Additionally . . . I WILL BE INTERVIEWING MARIE LU SOON at BookCon's Penguin Young Readers Influencer Breakfast! *flails* So please leave me a comment if you have any fun questions you want me to ask her, and I'll do my best to include as many as I can! I will be sharing about that experience, as well as her answers, in a future post so look out for that :D 



Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers
Pub Date: September 12th 2017
Buy it: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Book Depository
From #1 New York Times bestselling author Marie Lu—when a game called 
Warcross takes the world by storm, one girl hacks her way into its dangerous depths.

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 Warcross players who bet on the game illegally. But the bounty-hunting world is a competitive one, and survival has not been easy. 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.

In this sci-fi thriller, #1 New York Times bestselling author Marie Lu conjures an immersive, exhilarating world where choosing who to trust may be the biggest gamble of all.

Marie Lu is the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling series The Young Elites, as well as the blockbuster bestselling Legend series. She graduated from the University of Southern California and jumped into the video game industry as an artist. Now a full-time writer, she spends her spare time reading, drawing, playing games, and getting stuck in traffic. She lives in Los Angeles with one husband, one Chihuahua mix, and one Pembroke Welsh corgi.
Connect with Marie: Website | Twitter | Instagram | Pinterest | FB | Tumblr

Check out the WARCROSS pre-order details here!

Enter for a chance to win one (1) set of Penguin Teen’s Game-Changers ARCs (ARV: $0).

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Enter between 12:00 AM Eastern Time on May 15, 2017 and 12:00 AM on May 22, 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 May 24, 2017. Odds of winning depend on number of eligible entries received. Void where prohibited or restricted by law.

52 comments:

  1. WOAH, this is neat! Game-changers, hmmm... what other Penguin titles from the Fall fit this description... well, in any case, I guess we'll find out later in the week. :D What a great campaign! I hope you have a great time at BookCon and interviewing Marie Lu, Brittany. =)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

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  2. Wow!!! Love that excerpt! So excited for this beautiful book!

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  3. That's so awesome that you get to interview Marie Lu! I would love to given her brilliant books. Great post :)

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  4. This is the coolest promo ever! I hope to win these mysterious arc (: Please ask Marie what her favorite animes are so we can all fangirl.

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  5. Whoaa, this is awesome! I can't wait for Warcross as well - I've been a fan of Marie Lu's writing ever since Legend first came out (it's crazy to think I've been following her for 5+ years now). I'll look forward to the interview! :D

    - Aila @ One Way Or An Author

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  6. I'm so excited for Warcross to come out!! The cover is so gorgeous!

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  7. soo excited for this interview and book!!

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  8. Great post! Soo excited for the book/interview...

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  9. So cool! I've been dying to read Marie Lu's new book. I'm absolutly in love with Legend and I'm super excited for Warcross!

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  10. I love all Marie Lu's novels!!!! Hope to win this one!!!!!!

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  11. Thank you for the chance!! I love Marie Lu and I'm super excited to see what other books are in this Game Changers List!! :)

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  12. i'm so excited for another book by the YA queen! thank you for doing this!!

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  13. I'm pretty excited to read Warcross (and most likely the other books on the Game Changers List). Thank's for the chance!

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  14. Hey Brittany! I've always loved sci-fi books with a side of romance, and THIS IS MARIE LU WE ARE TALKING ABOUT. It's going to be awesome, and I can't wait to enjoy all that this book has to offer. (: - Sijin

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  15. I love Marie Lu's books, can't wait for Warcross!

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  16. Ahhh, this is such a cool thing to do! I can't wait to see the other featured books! Also, I may have recently finished this and it is AMAZING.

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  17. I love Marie Lu SO FREAKING MUCH. They had arcs of this at Yallwest and LATFOB but I missed both giveaways for it. wah. haha

    Molly @ Molly's Book Nook

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  18. I loved The young elites and Warcross sounds SO GOOD! Thank you for this chance!

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  19. marie lu is such an exceptional writer and sooooo talented! i'm unbelievably excited for warcross and really hope i'm able to win this <3

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  20. This world sounds fantastic. I can't wait to dive in and have fun.

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  21. I can't wait to see your interview with Marie, she's the cutest! I still need to finish the Young Elites.

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  22. This is such a great promo! And I can't wait to read your interview! I'm so happy for you- that sounds like so much fun! I have all if her books(so far) waiting on my tbr shelf. I just bought The Midnight Star and I'm planning a binge-read of both trilogies before Warcross is released. I have a question- Was there any certain experience in her time as an artist in the video game industry that made it into the book? Thanks so much for hosting the giveaway along with Penguin Teen and the other bloggers and for the chance to have a question asked and answered! I hope you have a great time with the interview! :)

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  23. I am so excited for the Warcross release! You are so lucky to be able to interview the amazing Marie Lu! <3

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  24. Looking forward to reading Marie's books! Thank you

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  25. Super excited for Warcross - Marie Lu never disappoints!!

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  26. Warcross looks amazing. Marie Lu books are always good.

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  27. This is such an exciting way to introduce the upcoming titles!! I absolutely LOVE Marie Lu and I completely agree with everything you have said about her writing and characters. Absolutely phenomenal. I attended one of her signings last year and she is just as fantastic in person. I can't wait to read your interview and Warcross! Have fun!!! (maybe a little bit of exclamation overuse, but it's Marie Lu!!!! lol)

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  28. I'm so so excited for both of these books. I love both authors <3

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  29. I'm so very excited for this book! I love everything Marie Lu writes!

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  30. I love all Marie Lu's books and I'm sure I'm going to love this one. One thing I love the most are Marie Lu's kick-ass heroines! :)

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  31. That's so amazing that you get to interview Marie Lu! I adored the Legend series!

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  32. I've heard nothing but great things about Warcross, so I'm BEYOND excited!

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  33. I need to finish the first series! But I'm definitely excited for Warcross. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  34. I have been cautiously optimistic about Warcross but have been hearing nothing but good things about it. I haven't read any of Marie Lu's books but I see that they get a lot of love and can't wait to read Warcross!

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  35. Thank you for this awesome post! I tried clicking on the young folks link to see the next book and couldn't find it. Do you have a direct link? That would be great <3

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  36. Wow sooo exciting that book cover is gorgeous, thank you for the chance to win these books yay

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  37. I think I logged out instead of clicking reply... brain fart moment ..
    What I did say was that I really need to get my game on and start to reading a Marie Lu book, I am lagging behind obviously!!

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  38. Love the cover of Warcross!!! I wonder if Lu had a voice in it being created?!

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  39. I love the cover! Hopefully, I'll be able to get this book!

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  40. Yesss I'm so excited to read Warcross! I love Marie Lu, although I wasn't a fan of her Young Elites series tbh.. hm..

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  41. Warcross was on my list since last year but I just read the excerpt and it was AMAZING!!!! I have NO IDEA how Marie Lu does it... she manages to hook me into the book from the very beginning! I cannot wait until the book is released!!!

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  42. This is such an awesome opportunity, can't wait for all these books! Warcross is one of my most anticipated reads of this year :D You're so lucky to get to meet her!

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  43. What a fantastic giveaway!! I'll be sure to spread the word! I'm really excited for Warcross!

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

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  44. Super hyped for Warcross! And that giveaway... this is gold.

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  45. I can't wait for Warcross. It sounds so interesting and I can't wait to see how Marie Lu handles the futuristic technology!

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  46. YAY :D Awesome promo post Brittany. <3 Ahh, I cannot wait to read Warcross! Just wishing I didn't still have to wait forever for it. Ugh. But I think I shall love it lots, when I do get to read it :D Thank you for sharing sweetie. <3

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