Series: Lifelike #1
Author: 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.
Prepare yourselves for a ramble of delight. I’m not even sure I can call this a review! I am absolutely giddy!
This is the book to get me out of my near 3 month slump. Yes, 3 long months.
I could actually squeal in delight (yes like a piggy!)
I was hooked.
I was excited
I had the feels, all the feels.
I wanted more and more.
I was in book heaven.
The flashbacks made my life. I couldn’t get enough.
Eva and Ezekiel, oh my heart. MY HEART!
Lemon Fresh (what a name!) – she is my utter fave!
I flew through it, the story, the world, the characters, just everything grabbed me.
So in short, I loved it. Now cue the moment that made me go all squidgy inside…
‘I used to wonder sometimes why they made us, if there could ever be a reason for something like me to exist. But now I know.
I was made for you. All I am. All I do, I do for you.’