Author: Jay Kristoff
Publication Day: May 29th, 2018
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Formats: Hardcover, ebook, audiobook
Synopsis: 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.
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Wow. I’m trying so hard to come up with another word to describe this book, but honestly having a difficult time doing so. I had fully expected to enjoy LifeL1K3, but the amount that I enjoyed it and how amazing it was? Wow.
First off, I really like the cover of this book. Does anyone else simply love this cover? I don’t know what it is about it that really just makes me think it’s a fascinating cover, but it’s so awesome looking.
Anyway, on to the actual story – this is such a unique and fun book! A floating junkyard in the sky? Robots? Androids? This book has so many imaginative elements that make it such an ideal science fiction novel for anyone who is looking for a read in the genre!
I loved the characters in this book! They’re just so fun and well thought out. Their personalities are really incredible and i found that I couldn’t get enough of the main character, Eve. She has a lot of problems and her life is difficult, but she pushes through and uses her strengths to make the most of what she has. She builds robots, which is incredibly cool, and I found her to be one of the most developed characters I’ve read in a science fiction book in a very, very long time.
The world building in this book is perfect, and I mean perfect. There is so much detail put into the descriptions of the world, as well as the characters. But the way that the scenery is described, the way the world is, is just really awesome. I found myself able to pretty much picture everything in my mind while reading in high detail, and I really love when I read a book that’s science fiction or fantasy and I have the ability to do that.
The character development is pretty on point in this one, too. Eve is a bit different from the beginning to the end of the book – there’s a lot of things that she goes through that shape her into who she becomes. I really love character development, so this was such a treat.
This is an amazing book to start off your summer with. It’s immersive, fast paced, and so much fun. I definitely recommend picking this one up. If you aren’t a fan of science fiction, I promise you will be if you give this book a chance!
Note: I received an ARC of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review – Thank you!
Jay Kristoff is a #1 international, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of science fiction and fantasy. He grew up in the second most isolated capital city on earth and fled at his earliest convenience, although he’s been known to trek back for weddings of the particularly nice and funerals of the particularly wealthy. Being the holder of an Arts degree, he has no education to speak of.
His LOTUS WAR trilogy was critically acclaimed in Kirkus and Publishers Weekly, nominated for the David Gemmell Morningstar and Legend awards and won the 2014 Aurealis Award. Jay’s new series, the SciFi thriller THE ILLUMINAE FILES, was co-authored with Amie Kaufman. Book 1, ILLUMINAE, became a New York Times and international bestseller, was named among the Kirkus, Amazon and YALSA Best Books of 2015, became a finalist for the Prime Minister’s Literary Award and won the 2016 Aurealis Award and an ABIA Book of the Year award. ILLUMINAE is currently slated to be published in thirty five countries, and film rights have been acquired by Brad Pitt and Plan B Entertainment.
Jay’s new fantasy series, THE NEVERNIGHT CHRONICLE, commenced in 2016. The novel was an international bestseller, won the Aurealis award and earned Kristoff his second Gemmell nomination. Part 2, GODSGRAVE, was published in 2017, and won the series its second Aurealis award. A new YA series, LIFEL1K3 has also been acquired by Knopf/Random House Kids, and commences publication in early 2018. A new series with Amie Kaufman, THE ANDROMEDA CYCLE, begins in 2019 with Knopf/Random House Kids. Jay is as surprised about all this as you are. He is represented by Josh Adams at Adams Literary.
Jay is 6’7 and has approximately 12,000 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.
3 winners will receive a finished copy of LIFEL1K3, US Only.
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