by Jay Kristoff
My rating: 5 stars
Series: Lifelike - Book 1
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers (May 29, 2018)
Publication Date: May 29, 2018
Genre: YA Scifi | Dystopian
Print Length: 416 pages
On an island junkyard beneath a sky that glows with radiation, a deadly secret lies buried in the scrap. Seventeen-year-old Eve isn't looking for trouble--she's too busy looking over her shoulder. The robot gladiator she spent months building has been reduced to a smoking wreck, she's on the local gangster's wanted list, and the only thing keeping her grandpa alive is the money she just lost to the bookies. Worst of all, she's discovered she can somehow destroy machines with the power of her mind, and a bunch of puritanical fanatics are building a coffin her size because of it. If she's ever had a worse day, Eve can't remember it. The problem is, Eve has had a worse day--one that lingers in her nightmares and the cybernetic implant where her memories used to be. Her discovery of a handsome android named Ezekiel--called a "Lifelike" because they resemble humans--will bring her world crashing down and make her question whether her entire life is a lie. With her best friend Lemon Fresh and her robotic sidekick Cricket in tow, Eve will trek across deserts of glass, battle unkillable bots, and infiltrate towering megacities to save the ones she loves...and learn the truth about the bloody secrets of her past.
Lifelike by Jay Kristoff (Lifelike, #1)
Just color me awestruck! Jay Kristoff’s LIFEL1K3 (LIFELIKE) tells an incredible story of life in a devastated, post-apocalyptic world that borders on a living Hell. Strap yourselves in tight, this journey is a gut-clenching and jarring trip into a world where robotics are LIFELIKE and one girl becomes entangled in her past, present and an unknown future. Who is Eve? What makes her different from those around her? Why does she remember a past where she was called Anna?
Her life is sent into a whirlwind of turmoil the moment she found Ezekiel, an android boy and her ragtag group braves the horrors of the remnants of civilization that saw fit to exterminate itself.
Prepare yourself for the chaos and trials that lay ahead, you have been warned, you may find it difficult to learn that there is more humanity in technology than in the humans that remain.
This is my first foray into the writing and world of Jay Kristoff, (and I admit, it took a few pages to get my balance), but I promise you, it won’t be my last. Intense, vivid scenes barrel across each page as these characters’ actions, interactions and reactions come alive in messy, emotional and unpredictable ways. Expect the unexpected, you will believe the unbelievable!
Fabulously frantic reading!
I received a complimentary ARC edition from Knopf Books for Young Readers!