Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for LIFEL1K3 (Lifelike) by Jay Kristoff hosted by Rock Star Blog Tours! I’m super excited to be a part of this one because I loved this book. Today I will be sharing info about the book, my review, info about the author, Jay, and giveaways.
Author: Jay Kristoff
Pub. Date: May 29, 2018
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Formats: Hardcover, eBook, audiobook
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.
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:
- Pre order LIFEL1K3 (Amazon/Barnes&Noble/Indiebound/Powells/Book Depository/ it doesn’t matter from where, just get a receipt)
- Head to getunderlined.com and search for “Lifel1k3”. Or better yet, just click HERE.
- Enter your details and upload your receipt.
It took me a little while to really get into this book, but once I connected with the characters, I was hooked and didn’t want to put it down. I’m always a bit slow with sci fi and fantasy, so this wasn’t surprising to me. The story actually starts off pretty exciting.
There is so much to love about this book and there are twists that I can’t giveaway.
Eve lives with her grandpa, Silas. Her whole family was killed by the lifelikes that her dad created. Lifelikes are artificial humans that look so much like a person that you probably wouldn’t know they weren’t. Eve really doesn’t remember much about her life previous to the past two years. She was shot and almost died, but Silas implanted her with a memory chip. There are still a lot of blanks. She starts remembering things, but she is called Ana in the memories, but that is not her name…
Lemon Fresh is Eve’s best friend and my favorite person in the book. She is snarky and sarcastic, but super loyal. She and Eve are so close and stick together through everything.
“Stronger together, together forever.”
There are different types of robots including Eve’s dog, Kaiser, and her protector, Cricket. They live in the Dregs, which used to be Kalifornya before the last great war. The war destroyed so much of the land.
Eve and her crew find a lifelike and bring it back. They thought he was dead, but when he came to, he started calling Eve Ana and knew her very well. Eve started to remember some of her past life, including falling in love with Zeke, this lifelike. He was everything to her before her family was killed. But she still has trouble trusting him.
Another lifelike shows up and takes Silas. Eve and Lemon decide that they need to go rescue him and they both find out secrets about each other.
As usual, Jay likes to totally break his readers. There are deaths and betrayals, plus some pretty big twists that I can’t share. All I can say is that it ended in a way that makes me want book two right now.
I gave this book 5 stars. Thank you to netgalley for giving me the chance to read it early. I also pre-ordered a finished copy and I’m looking forward to adding it to my collection.
AUSSIE & NEW ZEALAND GIVEAWAY!
HOW TO ENTER
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About Jay Kristoff
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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