On an island junkyard beneath a sky that glows with radiation, a deadly secret lies buried in the scrap. Seventeen-year-old Eve isn’t looking for trouble–she’s too busy looking over her shoulder. The robot gladiator she spent months building has been reduced to a smoking wreck, she’s on the local gangster’s wanted list, and the only thing keeping her grandpa alive is the money she just lost to the bookies. Worst of all, she’s discovered she can somehow destroy machines with the power of her mind, and a bunch of puritanical fanatics are building a coffin her size because of it. If she’s ever had a worse day, Eve can’t remember it. The problem is, Eve has had a worse day–one that lingers in her nightmares and the cybernetic implant where her memories used to be. Her discovery of a handsome android named Ezekiel–called a “Lifelike” because they resemble humans–will bring her world crashing down and make her question whether her entire life is a lie. With her best friend Lemon Fresh and her robotic sidekick Cricket in tow, Eve will trek across deserts of glass, battle unkillable bots, and infiltrate towering megacities to save the ones she loves…and learn the truth about the bloody secrets of her past.
This book wasn’t that bad, but it also wasn’t Illuminae good. I liked it a lot, but in the beginning, I mixed up a lot of the characters, but at about 50 pages in I had it all under control. The plot was amazing and I was so engrossed and the setting was super descriptive. The writing style was so different from Illuminae. I think that it was because Illuminae was coauthored and LIFEL1K3 was only written by Mr. Kristoff. His style is not what I am used to reading, but it’s amazing all on its own. I am addicted to his writing and cannot wait to read more of his work. I think that it is very interesting that Mr. Kristoff can write coauthored books and his own at the same time. I am always impressed when authors can do this, and I hope that I can do this when I am a published author as well.The characters were so intense and I even though I didn’t match names to personalities and dialogue until 50 pages in, I understood them all and felt for all of them. I missed reading about hackers, but it was fine. I loved the way that all of them talked and the dialogue that they repeatedly said (and it didn’t get very annoying). I can’t wait to read more about the characters and I hope that all of them get the ending they deserve.The Gnosis Labs were super interesting and I wanted to read more about that group. More than I have already been told, that is. I also want to know more about BioMass and Deadlus Labs. They seem really interesting and I can’t wait to hear more about them in the next book. The only big tech company that we heard a lot about was Gnosis Labs, which was understandable, considering the circumstances. I cannot wait to read more about all of the tech companies in the next book.The plot was very interesting and I was engrossed in it from page one. I loved how the book started off, with a bot fight. That was a good way to get readers hooked on LifeL1K3. I was so interested in this book and I can’t wait to see what else Mr. Kristoff digs up when the next book in the Lifelike series comes out. The book ended with a plot twist that makes everyone need the next book. Now. I liked this book quite a lot, and even though it’s not as good as Illuminae, I will pick up the sequel as soon as it comes out. I got the summary from the publisher’s website. Remember to fill out my survey. You can find the link to it on my About page. Thanks for Reading!!!! Have a Great Day!!! -Annalee and Buttons