Scifi books can be really hit or miss for me – I’m not into the fantasy-leaning ones; I tend to enjoy stories that have a ‘set in the not so distant future’ feel to them. Naturally, Warcross held a lot of appeal to me. The description of this book gives off a lot of Ready Player One vibes (one of my favorite books of all time) – a virtual world where people spend the majority of their time at risk? It certainly shares at least some of the same themes and settings. The high level concept is about all the two novels have in common – where Ready Player One is an excellent novel with near masterful atmosphere and a highly entertaining plot, Warcross skips building the world and dives into a very cliche and predictable story.