Book Review: Lifel1k3 by Jay Kristoff

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Title: Lifel1k3

Author: Jay Kristoff

Genre: Science Fiction, Young Adult

Release Date: May 29, 2018


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.


I haven’t read a lot of sci-fi books, but I loved The Lunar Chronicles and this book pretty much reminded me of that series.

Eve is a cyborg (just like Cinder) and has an android friend named Cricket (just like Iko). But the similarities end there. I had a hard time with the terminologies at first but after a few chapters, I couldn’t put the book down! All of the characters were interesting and had a special role in the story. Eve may have been the protagonist but my favorites would have to be Lemon Fresh and Cricket.

Aside from having great characters, I also loved the plot! The pacing was just right and the plot twists at the end really blew me away! I don’t want to give away spoilers so you just have to read the book to find out what happened.

This was an intense, fast-paced, and action-packed read! I’m really excited to read Dev1at3 and discover what happened to Eve and the rest of the gang!

Favorite Quotes:

“Stronger together, together forever.”

“Even in our darkest moments, we have a choice.”

“Lem knew sometimes the best thing in the world was a good cry. The tears washing you clean, letting you start fresh. Hollowing yourself out so you could begin again.”

“Your past doesn’t make calls on your future. It doesn’t matter who you were. Only who you are.”

“It’s simple to love someone on the days that are easy. But you find out what your love is made of on the days that are hard.”

Soundtrack: Soldier by Before You Exit

Rating: Purple-FullPurple-FullPurple-FullPurple-FullPurple-Full

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RoUP_3V6_400x400About the Author:

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Jay Kristoff is the #1 international, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of THE NEVERNIGHT CHRONICLE, THE ILLUMINAE FILES and THE LOTUS WAR. He is the winner of five Aurealis Awards, an ABIA, has over half a million books in print and is published in over thirty five countries, most of which he has never visited. He is as surprised about all of this as you are. He is 6’7 and has approximately 12,000 days to live.

He does not believe in happy endings.

18 thoughts on “Book Review: Lifel1k3 by Jay Kristoff

  1. Ooh this sounds fabulous! I’ve only recently got into science-fiction properly but I do love Jay Kristoff’s writing, so I feel like this is one I should definitely be checking out? Great review!

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