Today I am doing a GIF review of Jay Kristoff’s newest YA nove, LifeL1k3 (Lifelike). I just felt like GIFS could better give a feel for the fun, action and setting of this book!
I found LifeL1k3 to be a fun science fiction book full of surprises, a great setting, hot robots, fierce female characters and an over all good time.
Evie builds robots and lives with her grandpa. One day while battling her robot, Evie discovers she has abilities to turn off electronics…is an aborm. This sets Evie, Lemon Fresh and all the rest of the characters on a high stake adventure.
The book is 3rd person (MY FAVORITE) and alternates from a past event to current events throughout the book. I loved that.
LifeL1k3 is set in a futuristic dypstopian world where basically the world is crap because of human beings bombing each other. The book takes place in what used to be California. It’s gritty, dirty, has robot fights, and religious cults that are to be feared. It also had a strong Old West feel, which I loved!
This book is full of robots. Snarky sidekick robots, DOG ROBOTS (yes, dogs!), battle robots, and super hot robots called Lifelikes.
Evie and Lemon Fresh have an awesome friendship in this book! I honestly don’t feel like we see enough best friend relationships in YA scifi or fantasy. Usually they’re loners, but these two support each other and it’s fabulous.
There’s Ezekiel..the hot lifelike. They’re basically robots who were designed to be EXACTLY like humans in every way. Both emotionally and physically.
And of course in Jay fashion…the ending will leave you reeling!
In conclusion, LifeL1k3 was a gritty, funny, adventurous scifi you’ll love! Great job, Jay!
About the Book
Lifel1k3 (Lifelike #1)
by Jay Kristoff
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.