SERIESous Spoilers: A feature where we discuss what happened in our favourite (or maybe not so favourite) books. Did you like the plot changes? The romance? What surprised you? What angered you? And what do you think will happen next?
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This SERIESous Spoilers Pick:
Warcross by Marie Lu | SERIES
As soon as we found out that Hideo had a brother, I knew he would be Zero. I thought that was a super obvious twist so I wasn’t surprised in the slightest. In some ways that disappointed me because I always associate Marie Lu with great twists and I really hoped that she wouldn’t use such a overt choice. But what did surprise me was the motivation, and I’ll talk about that in the section below.
OK, I’ll be the first to admit that I didn’t see that Hideo twist coming at all. I’ll talk more about Hideo below. That was a GREAT wrench in the plans though. I mean, I should have clued in because the file name was “freeze H T” so hellllooo! Obviously Hideo had something epic in mind that Zero was trying to stop.
However, was I the only one who got Kingsmen vibes from that whole thing? The lenses being handed out for free and then being used to control people is EXACTLY what the plot for the first Kingsmen movie is! They use free wifi cards though but the principle distribution is the same. Give people something that they think they can’t live without and that connects right to the person. Hopefully, we won’t get any colourful head blast offs in Wildcard…
I can’t be the only one torn over this turn in his character am I? I was totally shipping Emika and Hideo…still am truthfully but perhaps that is the hopeless romantic in me.
But, is Hideo really a bad dude with good intentions or just a straight up bad guy? It’s really hard to tell and I’m still on the fence personally. I’m waiting to see how his character will develop in Wildcard before I make a final verdict. It’s definitely an interesting spin and one that really impressed me (especially when I already knew who Zero was).