Book Review for LIFELIK3 by Jay Kristoff
LIFELIK3 by Jay Kristoff
Lifelike, Book 1
Knopf Books for Young Readers
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My Highly Caffeinated Thought: A completely crazy-wonderful ride packed with action, robots, and heartwarming moments.
Seriously…is there anything Jay Kristoff can’t write? LIFELIK3 is the first book in a new series by the author and all I have to say is holy crap! The author never ceases to amaze at his ability to weave together a story with heart, a bit of humor, action, and a massive twist at the end.
There are two things about this book that made it so addictive for me. The first is the characters and how they develop thought the narrative. Not one of the people we meet is the same in the beginning as they are in the end. Their experiences and journey shape how the reader sees them. It is brilliant how the author melds their growth with the progression of the book. The second thing is just how everything unfolds. The storytelling is both unique and refreshing. Without giving anything away, the author teases the reader with glimpses of the truth. I know there were many points in the book where I didn’t realize what he was giving me until I read the last page. It was as if it all clicked.
I know whatever I write will not do the book justice. It is truly awesome in every sense of the word. If you are a fan of science fiction novels with a lot of tech in them or loved the Lunar Chronicles, this should be your next read.
Reviewer Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
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.
About the Author: Jay Kristoff is the New York Times and internationally bestselling author of THE LOTUS WAR, THE ILLUMINAE FILES, and THE NEVERNIGHT CHRONICLE. He is the winner of two Aurealis Awards and an ABIA, was a nominee for the David Gemmell Morningstar and Legend awards, has been named multiple times in the Kirkus and Amazon Best Teen Books lists, and is published in over twenty-five countries, most of which he has never visited. He is as surprised about all of this as you are. He is 6'7" and has approximately 13,030 days to live. He abides in Melbourne with his secret agent kung-fu assassin wife and the world's laziest Jack Russell. He does not believe in happy endings.
Hardcover: 416 pages
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers (May 29, 2018)
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