LifeL1K3 by Jay Kristoff

This is the first book in the LifeL1K3 trilogy

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.

This is was my first time reading a Jay Kristoff book and even though I was prepared, I was still blown away with this book.

Jay Kristoff has built an amazing world that you can just picture yourself moving through. The different locations that you travel to are so different from each other but still connects beautifully to the story.

I loved the characters, especially Eve and Ezekiel. Eve went through a lot for a girl her age and I loved the twists that involved her throughout the book. Ezekiel was very interesting especially because of the type of character he is. I loved seeing more information being shared towards the end of the book. Not just the main characters but Cricket, Lemon and Silas all added different dimensions to the story and cant wait to see what happens to some of them in the next book.

There was so many different twists throughout that once LifeL1K3finished I grabbed the next book straight away.

Overall I really enjoyed Lifelike and I look forward to seeing what happens in Dev1at3.


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