LIFEL1K3 (Lifelike, #1) by Jay Kristoff

LIFEL1K3 (Lifelike, #1)

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...

Details LIFEL1K3 (Lifelike, #1)

TitleLIFEL1K3 (Lifelike, #1)
Release DateMay 29th, 2018
PublisherKnopf Books for Young Readers
GenreScience Fiction, Young Adult

Reviews LIFEL1K3 (Lifelike, #1)

  • Melanie
    ARC provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. “Metal or meat. Blood or current. Everyone deserves a choice.” Gentle friends, I loved this. This was an absolute treat to read! Jay Kristoff’s writing and storytelling is so unique, but if you love it then you will love it with the sum of your being. This book was one of the best things I’ve ever read, and I instantly knew it would make my top books of 2018. ...
  • Chelsea Humphrey
    I've been sitting here for days trying to determine the best way to review this book; it was so incredible that I'm finding it hard to put into words just how much I loved Eve and her merry band of misfits' story. I'm terrified that I won't do it justice, that I'll keep writing and gushing and raving and STILL won't capture the special qualities this trilogy's debut has to offer. I also know that the majority of my following isn't into young adul...
  • Elise (TheBookishActress)
    It is with a heavy heart that I announce that I just don't give one singular fuck about this. Let’s give some credit: it’s a fun read and quite fast-paced. But let’s be real here: I am not invested in any of the characters, the romance is straight-up boring [instalove, and not enough character development to remain believable], the whole forced-slang thing is so Jay Kristoff but it is getting on my nerves, both of the plot twists so far ha...
  • destiny ☠ howling libraries
    Anyone who’s been following my blog for a while probably already knows this was one of my most anticipated releases of the year, so it’s no surprise that I loved every second of it, but just saying “I knew it!” wouldn’t make a very good review, so strap yourselves in and let me tell you why I loved LIFEL1K3 so much—and why you need a copy or three of it in your life. “Look outside that door, and you will see a world built on metal ...
  • C.G. Drews
    So this is a wILD post apocalyptic robotic explosion. It's honestly very very a typical Jay Kristoff book, with intelligent AI's and unique slang and badass epic girlpower and BLOOD EVERYWHERE. I enjoyed it! I did! But I honestly have to admit I felt it was...ya know? Done. I just called all the twists 2 miles before they happened because I've read this story before? lol lol my bad. Sometimes there are downsides to reading a lot. #GASPSo let's br...
  • Bentley ★
    See this review and more like it on!This was the first full novel I've read by Jay Kristoff, and it certainly will not be my last. I knew I liked the style he brought to Illuminae, Gemina and Obsidio, and I've been meaning to give his solo work a try, so when an advanced copy of Lifelike landed in my hands this weekend, I set aside everything I was doing just so I could dedicate myself to this. Which is probably a good thing...
  • Sh3lly ⚔ tired of damaged heroines ⚔
    I am honored to have received a digital ARC from Random House and Netgalley to read and review. I wanted this so bad because Jay Kristoff is one of my favorite authors. I loved the Lotus Wars trilogy. I have loved the Nevernight Chronicle. I have really enjoyed the Illuminae Files. And now this. Let me tell you, it delivers . I am so happy to have this physical copy pre-ordered so I can read it again. And again.I don't want to say too much bec...
  • Carrie
    LIFEL1K3 by Jay Kristoff is the first book in the new Lifelike series, a bit of a young adult science fiction fantasy set in a dystopian environment. The blurb compares this to a bit of Romeo and Juliet mixed with Terminator. The author himself mentions Bladerunner and Mad Max. What you really have here is one heck of a creative mash up that certainly held it’s own and distinguished a personality all for itself.The story revolves mainly around ...
  • Elise (On The Bookshelves)
    Posted on The Nerd Daily“They used to call it Kalifornya, but now they called it Dregs.”When a book is literally described as “Romeo & Juliet meets Mad Max meets X-Men, with a little bit of Blade Runner cheering from the sidelines”, you can be a little hesitant as to what you can expect. Either it’s a huge oversell by the publishing company, or somehow the author has a genius mind to be able to pull all those elements together to make i...
  • Sarah
    I received an advanced copy of this novel from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts are my own.I am going to keep this short and sweet because I do not want to drop any spoilers in this review.Where do I even begin?! Firstly, the description on the front of the novel “It’s Romeo & Juliet meets Mad Max, Meets X-Men, with a little bit of Blade Runner cheering from the sidelines” – this could not be anymore spot on.Li...
  • Cindy ✩☽ Savage Queen ♔
    YOUR MIND IS NOT YOUR OWN.YOUR BODY IS NOT YOUR OWN.YOUR LIFE IS NOT YOUR OWN. So I've been a fan of Kristoff's ever since I read Nevernight. And thank you to publishers for again providing me with a copy to read and review before publication. Honestly, almost the whole time I was reading this book, I thought it was going to be three-star read at most. Because everything seemed pretty standard and by the books. But then the last 25% or so came al...
  • Fabi
    I don't have enough adjectives to describe this book. It is EVERYTHING I want in a story. I am simply astounded at the brilliance of this author.I almost feel guilty giving this book five stars because they are not nearly enough to give credit to this story.The plot revolves around the prickly issues of AI. Set in a post apocalyptic world, three corporations race to become the supreme world leader. One of them focuses resources on bioengineered l...
  • Yodamom
    I just finished this moments ago and am in a whirl of Oh My's. Holy twisted crumpled tales of love, hate, and robotics.  I LOVED IT. Mr. Kristoff, what was that ending ?  Oh you are good, cruel but deliciously good. This is why I read all your books, you challange my expectations. The beginning of the book was a slow start, the slang slowed me down. It was different enough that I couldn't flow through it. It was a short struggle, to maybe 15 %...
  • rachel • typed truths
    *eyeroll* i have read this book a million times before
  • Stacee
    I’m pretty much down for anything Jay writes, so even though this wasn’t necessary something I would have read by another author, I was all in. I liked Eve and her merry band of friends. Eve is stubborn and scrappy and I’m 1000000% here for an entire book of her BFF Lemon Fresh. And somehow I was empathizing with some there’s that. Plot wise, there were definitely some parts that lagged. I struggled with the slang that was use...
  • Christy
    I am SHOOKReview:Oh my gosh, I don’t even know what to say about this book aside from I freaking loved everything about it and everyone should put it on their TBR now!!.Seriously, Lifelike was a whirlwind of emotions for me! I laughed, I raged and I cried, sometimes all three within a span of a few pages!! You just can’t help but to fall in love with these characters and feel everything that they feel. My heart absolutely broke at some of the...
  • Jeann (Happy Indulgence)
    Loved this A.I. cybernetic world with classic Kristoff flashbacks and twists. Can't wait to launch this book at his Brisbane launch tomorrow!
  • Clephiro
    Dead. I am dead.This book absolutely killed me and if there is not a sequel ASAP, I may riot.In a post-apocalyptic world, Eve lives with her grandfather and to pay for his meds, she takes up fighting robots at night. After a bit of trouble at a fight, Eve and her best friend Lemon are wanted by all the local gangs. On their way home, they find an lifelike android - Ezekiel. This is when the trouble TRULY begins. Lemon, Eve, Zeke will have to set ...
  • Jaye Ashryver
    Holy shit. How can I possibly review this book? It absolutely blew my mind.Lifel1k3 begins in a post-apocalyptic world where Eve is just trying to survive. The only thing keeping her grandfather alive is the medicine that they can't afford so Eve takes to the robot gladiator fights. Things quickly turn awry when the machine she's spent months building gets destroyed and she suddenly has the power to disable machines with her mind. The Brotherhood...
  • Dianne
    Just color me awestruck! Jay Kristoff’s LIFEL1K3 (LIFELIKE) tells an incredible story of life in a devastated, post-apocalyptic world that borders on a living Hell. Strap yourselves in tight, this journey is a gut-clenching and jarring trip into a world where robotics are LIFELIKE and one girl becomes entangled in her past, present and an unknown future. Who is Eve? What makes her different from those around her? Why does she remember a past wh...
  • Aimee ♥ | Aimee, Always
    Welllllll... This is awkward. I feel like I should like this book, but I don't? It was just a hot mess for me.🗡 Bland characters🗡 Annoying flashbacks🗡 Tries so hard to have this GIANT twist that ends up being TOO giant, and there's all this build up for it, but it ends up just being... Blah?Well.Full review soon!Thanks so much to the publisher for providing me with a copy to review!
  • Amy
    ARC provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review “YOUR MIND IS NOT YOUR OWN.YOUR BODY IS NOT YOUR OWN.YOUR LIFE IS NOT YOUR OWN.” Y’all, I am shook. LIFEL1K3 was everything I needed in a YA Sci Fi book: nonstop action, excellent world building, romance, twist after twist after twist, likeable characters, and overall pure enjoyment. Never once was I bored. I cannot recommend this book enough!LIFEL1K3 takes plac...
  • Jessi (Novel Heartbeat)
    It was okay to be afraid.You just couldn't let that fear stop you. Um, WHERE DO I EVEN START?! I don't know why Jay's ability to blow my freakin' mind (and massacre my emotions) always surprises me. It's been so long since we had a new world from him that I was worried it wouldn't live up to how hyped up I had made it in my mind. IT DID, OF COURSE. I have loved the shit out of every single thing Jay has published!This book is INTENSE from start...