Book Review

Book Review: LIFEL1K3 (Lifelike #1) by Jay Kristoff

It’s just another day on the Scrap: lose the last of your credits at the WarDome, dodge the gangs and religious fanatics, discover you can destroy electronics with your mind, stumble upon the deadliest robot ever built…

When Eve finds 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 and her robotic sidekick in tow, she and Ezekiel will trek across deserts of irradiated glass, battle cyborg assassins, and scour abandoned megacities to save the ones she loves…and learn the dark secrets of her past.

NOTE: This book was read as part of #BnBReadathon hosted by @booksnbeyondbox on Instagram (Prompt 3: A Book sent in Books N Beyond Box)

No one does a sarcastic, sassy heroine with a badass attitude like Mister Kristoff – and I definitely went into this book with the same high expectations & I honestly wasn’t disappointed. At all. 

Life L1k3 slams you straight into action with the readers being introduced to Eve, who almost dies fighting a robot gladiator, but a stroke of luck (or mostly, latent ability!) she is able to fritz out the robot by screaming like a banshee (I wonder why my banshee screaming doesn’t affect anything?) – this definitely ends up making sure that Eve, along with her best friend, Lemon and her sentient robot, Cricket, programmed to protect her, are on the run for their lives.  

Which, also means that her grandfather has been kidnapped making Eve and her ragtag team, along with a Life Like, Ezekial, they pick on the way to save her grandfather – a life like is the better version of human beings – just faster, sneakier and heals quicker. 

As usual, Mister Kristoff does a dazzling work of keeping the readers hooked into this dystopian science fiction that talks about a girl with a mysterious past and the struggles of the advances in artificial intelligence in robotic industry – about how having the power over other sentient beings could corrupt humans absolutely! 

Though, this is slightly lighter version of young adult book, as compared to Nevernight (Read My Review) – but it was adventurous, entertaining, full of plot twists even though the romance ended up being a little iffy for me, since there is little foundation for it – but the ending of the book had me slack – jawed, making the readers need to think about how Life Likes and humans need to define what exactly being a human entails.  

If you adore a non – stop escapade, action with characters who are the epitome of what you would want YOUR OWN ragtag team of misfits would want to be like; a plot where reality is tested, truths are buried under layers of betrayal – then you definitely need to make sure you get your hands on Life L1k3 as soon as possible. 


⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ .75



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