Book Review Of “LIFEL1K3 (Lifelike #1) By Jay Kristoff @MisterKristoff @KnopfBRYR
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. (Picture and Synopsis From Goodreads)
Thank you Knopf Books For Young Readers for the free copy of this book, in exchange of an honest review. All opinions are my own.
I rate this book a 3.5 out of 5 Stars.
Your body is not your own.
Your mind is not your own.
Your life is not your own.
WHOA! This book! It was my first Kristoff read. ( I know total #booknerdshame ). Once I saw that it was being billed as a Romeo and Juliet re-telling, I was sold! I totally got the R&J vibes, as well as a Terminator vibe. Very Very Cool! While I lost interest in some parts of the book, other parts just really had me in love with the story. Especially that ending!! I spent most of the book wondering if I liked it or not, but than once the ending came, I knew I loved it. And now I cannot wait for the next one!!
I loved this group of characters, they were so eclectic, they all just belonged to each other, they were quirky, bad ass, and so full of love for each other. They went to the deepest and darkest areas of their world, just to keep each other safe.
It’s simple to love someone on the days that are easy. But you find out what your love is made of on the days that are hard.
Kristoff’s world building is insane guys! My mind was blown with how well he can describe things, and how clearly he can paint a perfect picture, and give such an insane visual. I had no issue placing myself inside the pages of this book.
Also, I had ZERO clue how lyrical he is, I have so many quotes highlighted in this book. Such beautiful words, that just hit me to my core. Kudos to you Kristoff for making me a lover of your writing, and now it’s time to dig into some more! And please hurry and write book #2
This book releases on May 29th, pre-order links are below.
But when the ash rose up to choke me, it was thoughts of you that helped me breathe. When the night seemed never ending, it was dreams of you that helped me sleep. You. And only you.