Series: Lifelike #1
Author: Jay Kristoff
Release Date: May 29, 2018
Rating: 4/5 Stars
Synopsis from Goodreads: 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.
My Review: This book sucked me in with the writing and a world so detailed I felt like was in it instead of just reading about it. This is actually my first book by Kristoff and I can say I am surely a fan now and I have moved Illuminae to the top of my TBR! Kristoff’s writing was lyrical and beautiful despite the brutal words. The cast of characters Kristoff created are ones you can’t help but connect with and I loved them all. This book is full of so many twists it will keep you jumping all the way through the book. The book is fast paced and will keep you reading long into the night. I highly recommend this book! Although it ends on a cliffhanger and you will want book two immediately so waiting might also be a good option!
*I received this book from Knopf and Netgalley in exchange for an honest review*