Published by Knopf Books for Young Readers on May 29, 2018
Series: Lifelike #1
Genres: Young Adult, Science Fiction
Source: Paperback ARC from Publisher
On a floating junkyard beneath a radiation sky, a deadly secret lies buried in the scrap.
Eve isn’t looking for secrets—she’s too busy looking over her shoulder. The robot gladiator she’s just spent six months building has been reduced to a smoking wreck, and the only thing keeping her Grandpa from the grave was the fistful of credits she just lost to the bookies. To top it off, she’s discovered she can destroy electronics with the power of her mind, and the puritanical Brotherhood are building a coffin her size. If she’s ever had a worse day, Eve can’t remember it.
But when Eve discovers the ruins of an android boy named Ezekiel in the scrap pile she calls home, her entire world comes crashing down. With her best friend Lemon Fresh and her robotic conscience, Cricket, in tow, she and Ezekiel will trek across deserts of irradiated glass, infiltrate towering megacities and scour the graveyard of humanity’s greatest folly to save the ones Eve loves, and learn the dark secrets of her past.
Even if those secrets were better off staying buried.
Lifel1k3 is the first book in the young adult science fiction series, Lifelike, by author megastar Jay Kristoff. I loved Jay’s Illuminae series, and I have been dying to read his Nevernight Chronicles (Which I really need to get a move on. Come on Michelle!) but when I saw he was releasing the Lifelike series, I knew I couldn’t miss it. Lifel1k3 has such a cool concept…robot, robots and more robots. The concept of artificial intelligence has always fascinated me. So when you take a book set in a post apocalyptic future where robots and AI are a huge part of the world, I am all in.
Eve is our main character in Lifel1k3. Eve builds robots to fight. Things quickly get interesting in a robot fight that goes south really quickly. Eve is in danger of dying until she has some x-men like abilities that save her, and at the same time, put her in a very dangerous position. The world in Lifel1k3 is fierce and very violent and dangerous. All of that really adds to the atmospheric feel of this novel. There is absolutely no denying that Jay Kristoff is a masterful storyteller.
Once Eve’s powers manifest themselves, she is off on a pretty scary run. Here she runs into a whole gang of characters, including her best friend, a robot dog (yes, yes yes!!) and an android boy, named Ezekiel. There are so many cool things that reveal themselves throughout the course of this story, and I really don’t want to spoil anything for you guys because Jay’s books are best when you go in knowing just a little, and you get to watch the whole thing unfold and grow before your eyes. That’s exactly how I feel about his novels. They start out interesting and they continue to grow and evolve until the world and the characters completely consume you. I cannot get enough. I am so interested in this series. I have not read a ton of the books and series that Lifel1k3 is being compared to,(like mad max, blood red road and blade runner) so the whole idea felt unique to me. If you like high action post apocalyptic books that are not afraid of violence, Lifel1k3 is going to be a great novel for you! I really enjoyed it and I definitely want more!Love @misterkristoff? See why you should be reading #LIFEL1K3 in @BookBriefs #Review & #Giveaway @KnopfBFYR Click To Tweet
There are three awesome giveaways for Lifel1k3! Here are the first two giveaways and you can enter the third down below
The LIFEL1K# pre-order is now live for folks in the US! To get your sticky booky hands on a full color map of the Yousay by the amazing Virginia Allyn and four brill LIFEL1K3 bookmarks with illustrations by the incredibly talented Mona May, all you need to is:
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OMG good luck you guys (canada here lol) I want this one, pretty sure I’ll be buying it (I want a lot of books but I can’t live that long to read them all)
Oh this sounds SO good! I bought Illuminae the end of last year and I really need to go start that. You have me so excited to try his books, they sound like something I’ll absolutely love!