See the dates below — plus exclusive drawings of the characters by Lu herself

By Nivea Serrao
July 13, 2017 at 11:00 AM EDT
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Marie Lu’s latest book, Warcross, may touch upon the digital world of video games, but her fans will definitely be able to meet her in the real one. EW can exclusively reveal that the best-selling author (and one of EW’s 27 female authors who are ruling science fiction and fantasy right now) will be embarking on a country-wide tour this September. See the full list of tour dates below.

Titled Warcross, Lu’s latest YA novel — for which you can read an exclusive excerpt here — tells the story of teenage hacker Emika Chen who works as a bounty hunter within the titular video game, tracking down players who bet on the game illegally. However, when she accidentally hacks herself into the International Warcross Championships, she becomes an overnight sensation and receives a call from Hideo Tanaka, the game’s elusive creator. Turns out, the young billionaire wants to hire her as a spy to root out a security problem within the current tournament. Only as Emika eventually discovers upon landing in Tokyo, there’s a sinister plot at work that could have ramifications for the entire game.

Warcross hits bookstores on Sept. 12. Check out the tour dates and Lu’s exclusive drawings of both Emika and Hideo below!

Warcross Tour Dates

Tuesday, September 12
Towne Book Center, 7:00PM
Collegeville, PA

Wednesday, September 13
R.J. Julia Booksellers, 6:30PM
Madison, CT

Thursday, September 14
Wellesley Books, 7:00PM
Wellesley, MA

Friday, September 15
Malaprop’s Bookstore, 7:00PM
Asheville, NC

Saturday, September 16
Half Price Books, 3:00PM
Dallas, TX

Monday, September 18
Changing Hands Bookstore, 7:00PM
Tempe, AZ

Tuesday, September 19
B&N Portland (Clackamas Towne Center Mall), 6:00PM
Portland, OR

Wednesday, September 20
Third Place Books, 7:00PM
Seattle, WA

Thursday, September 21
Kepler’s Books, 7:00PM
Menlo Park, CA

Friday, September 22
VRoman’s Bookstore, 6:30PM
Pasadena, CA

Warcross CR: Penguin Random House
Credit: Penguin Random House
Warcross CR: Penguin Random House
Credit: Penguin Random House


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