The Mondays Musts is a feature by Jessica @ Lovin’ los Libros! Every Monday, you post about your must read, must listen, and must see.
Even after I leave the YA blogosphere someday, I’ll still read anything that Marie Lu writes. Not necessarily because she writes tear-jerkers or deep stories with real-world implications (though she does do that as well), but because she tells fantastic stories. But Warcross… if Lu pulls this book off the way I know she can and hope she will, it’ll my favorite book of the year, and very likely one of my favorite YA books of all time.
With any other YA author, I would have plenty of reservations about the plot and the details. Two major points:
- Hacking is not this sexy thing that the media (minus Mr. Robot, which does actually get it right) makes it out to be.
- The tournament trope is pretty overdone at this point.
The only reason why I have any faith in this book is because of Lu, who has pulled books like the Legend trilogy (some of my favorite books, ever) and the Young Elites trilogy out of nowhere. Lu also worked as an artist for a video game company, so here’s hoping she called up some old contacts to do research for the book before starting out on it.
Whatever the case, I’m eagerly awaiting whatever Warcross brings.
At this point, I’m skeptical of pretty much anything JYP does, but I’ll admit he’s done a great job of hosting Party People in the last few weeks. He’s highlighted the artists well and facilitated some phenomenal stages, including this one by Heize. It was a tough call to get down to my favorite, but I have to give it to her. I’ve been liking Heize more recently, and she nailed the melancholy of this ballad cover of APink’s No No No.
Posting this here as a way to remember it, because it was actually cool to think about an eclipse happening so close to me in my lifetime. It’s a beautiful and amazing world we live in. I’m glad we recognized that for at least a few minutes during our daily lives, but when you look back at pictures and videos of the eclipse, remember the people you spent watching it with as well as the eclipse itself :’)
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