“Your past doesn’t make calls on your future. It doesn’t matter who you were. Only who you are.” – Jay Kristoff, LifeLik3
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.
Author: Jay Kristoff
Avg. Goodreads rating: 4.26/5 stars
My rating: 4/5 stars
Jay Kristoff has a unique way of creating worlds and characters that is unlike any other author out there currently. LIFELIK3 was no different. Set in future USA, or what is left of the United States, Kristoff takes us on a journey with Eve, a bad ass robot fighter just trying to make some money to help pay for her grandfather’s medicine.
All of the characters in this book were thoroughly enjoyable. Kristoff did a great job giving tons of depth to everybody in this book, including the robotic characters. Eve and Lemon became two of my favorite characters. Their interactions felt so genuine. Any relationship that Kristoff created in this book felt really hashed out and real.
Some of the issues I have with this book stem from Kristoff’s writing styles. He does have a very distinct form of writing which involves use of lots of Kristoff-slang that is sometimes hard to understand.
Overall, I would definitely recommend this book if you enjoyed The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer. LIFELIK3 is a lot like that series and was a great first book to a series. 4/5 stars!