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3.97  ·  Rating details ·  9,041 ratings  ·  2,392 reviews
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 he ...more
Hardcover, 402 pages
Published May 29th 2018 by Knopf Books for Young Readers
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Devin Rau If you haven't read it, the Nevernight series, also by Jay Kristoff, is basically an adult version of Lifel1k3.…moreIf you haven't read it, the Nevernight series, also by Jay Kristoff, is basically an adult version of Lifel1k3.(less)

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Jay Kristoff
Mar 15, 2016 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
A quick FAQ:

That blurb doesn’t say much. Can you tell us a little more about the book?

Indeed. In the wake of an uprising in a post-apocalyptic USA, the robotic populace have been reduced to slaves, and androids (robots who look like humans) have been outlawed. LIFEL1K3 is about a girl named Eve and her best friend Lemon, who find a ruined android in a scrap heap – an almost-boy named Ezekiel, who knows the truth behind the robotic revolt. Shenanigans ensue.

It features (in no particular order) Gi
Mar 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing

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.

I recommend this with my whole heart for fans of B
Elle (ellexamines)
It is with a heavy heart that I announce that I just don't give one singular fuck about this.

I fully admit that this is 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, instalovey that lacks enough character development to remain believable
➽ the dude is – dare I say it, kind of creepy?
➽ the whole random-new-slang thing is so Jay Kristoff but it is getting on my nerves
➽ it’s trying to be funny
➽ I love
Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
Something is wrong with me, I’m not liking much of anything any more. My 5 star books are few and far between it seems 🤔

But here is some of my art from the book.

Happy Reading!

Mel 🖤🐶🐺🐾
Chelsea Humphrey
Apr 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Chelsea by: Melanie
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 adult science fiction, but this book was so much more ...more
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 backs. Held together by metal hands. And one day, those hands
Jul 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
trying to cope with the devastating pushback of ‘darkdawn’ by putting as much jay kristoff as i can into my life. and i read this in nearly one sitting, so i guess you can tell how desperate i am. lol.

but it also helps that this is epitome of what a good dystopian sci-fi should be. the pacing was on point, the method at revealing background information/history was clever, the characters had great depth to them, the plot line was never lacking, and dont even get me started on that ending. i reall
Feb 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ya-books, 2019
"Your body is not your own. Your mind is not your own. Your life is not your own."

You know that satisfied, giddy feeling you get when you enjoy an unexpected treat and it was even better than you anticipated it would be? That's how I'm feeling about this post-apocalyptic YA novel with both grit and heart . It's quite simply put - a gem of a book.

I found myself swept up in Kristoff's imaginative future world where robots and poverty are abound. It felt gloomy, desperate and strange. Yet,
Delirious Disquisitions
You should read this if you like: Mad-Max Fury Road, post-apocalyptic worlds, badass heroines, strong female friendships, plot twists, insane action, dystopia, lifelike androids.

I always think of Jay Kristoff as this old storyteller standing on the streets peddling stories and dreams. I imagine he gets you addicted to his stories till you return daily to get your fix. But just as you near the story’s finale he stabs you in the heart, sucker punches you in the face, and runs away cackling. And
May 30, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2018-reads, e-books
This review and other non-spoilery reviews can be found @The Book prescription

Actual Rating: 3.5-3.75 stars (tbh I don't know how to rate this!)

Your father gave me life. But you were the one who made me live.

🌟 It says on the cover of this book that it is a mix of Romeo and Juliet, Mad-max, X-Men and blade runner. That may sound cool but also too much? Jay is a creative author, we have already established that from the Illuminae files, so I was not so happy with this mixture, I wanted new things,
Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽
3.5 stars (more if you love YA SF with a good side of romance). On sale now! Review first posted on Fantasy Literature:

Jay Kristoff’s YA post-apocalyptic novel LIFEL1K3 stars seventeen-year-old Eve as its tough, fauxhawk-sporting protagonist. Eve is a gifted mechanic who lives with her grandfather, her only relative, in a post-apocalyptic island version of “Kalifornya” called the Dregs. She has a cybernetic eye and a memory drive (“Memdrive”) implanted in the side of her head, with silicon chips
Bentley ★
Apr 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, favorites
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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, as it turns out this is a story that demands your
Robin (Bridge Four)
Reread since all the books are out now

Love it when a book holds up on the re-read. LIFEL1K3 captured my imagination once again.

This review was originally posted on Books of My Heart


I’m at a loss for words on how to describe LIFEL1K3.  It is a little like The Wizard of Oz meets Pinocchio and runs away to iRobot, just to make it all the more different.  Now Pinocchio is one of my least favorite stories but you add in Eve who battles huge megabot things in a gladiator pit, her bestest, a freck
May 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
For the first few pages, I was not sure about this one. It plunged straight in to poverty, strange robotic machines, fighting, dirt and gloom. It actually kept on in much the same theme for the whole book, but by then I was swept up in Kristoff's imaginative world and in love with his characters.

LIFEL1K3 is set in a futuristic world at a time when robots are the norm and scientists have achieved the perfect android, a Lifelike. The story follows Eve as she attempts to find out who she really is
♛ may

the next time someone asks me what my accomplishments are im going to respond, "i survived lifelike by jay kristoff"

literally dont know how to function oml

RTC after i discuss with my buddy readers IF THEY EVER FINISH

4.5 stars (rating is tentative)


if it wasn't well known from before, i'm kinda trash for anything jay kristoff writes
even though he ruined my life with his bloody cliffhangers

Buddy read with the babes, ms. awaad & my mc partner in crime
May 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites

Can I just say that wow I was not expecting to be so shook by this book. I have read books by Jay Kristoff before and they were bloody amazing but somehow he still managed to surprise me. Actually surprise would be an under-statement; I prefer the term ‘shaken to the core’. I. was. so. unprepared.
Lifel1k3? More like Lifeless because I could feel my soul drifting away in those last few pages.

I absolutely
May 11, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
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 seventeen year old Eve who lives in a world filled w
amy ☂︎
Jan 19, 2018 marked it as physical-tbr
the cover isn't my favorite but jay kristoff created mia corvere so he can do whatever the hell he wants tbh ...more
✨Brithanie Faith✨
Jul 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
5/5 "You can call me Daddy" stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ (God, I love Lemon! And-yes that's an actual quote from the book!)


Favorite Quotes:

"...There's nothing quite the same as sitting with a real book in your hands. Breathing in the ink and feeling all those wonderful lives beneath your fingertips. In between the pages, I'm an emperor. An adventurer. A warrior and a wanderer. In between the pages I'm not myself- and more myself than in any other place on earth."

"Your past doesn't make calls on your future. It
Elise (On The Bookshelves)
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“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 it work. After reading this book, it seems Australian author
Apr 30, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2020-reads
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"I mean it," he whispers. "No matter how perfect they make us,
they can't make us human."

Find me a book inspired by a historical event that intrigues me, and I will devour it. Better yet, let this fact be a mystery that I don't solve until after I've been reading for a while, and it will be an even bigger treasure to come across. Enter, LIFEL1K3.

I've heard and seen content about this novel since its release in 2018, and yet I had no idea that
Aimee ♥ | Aimee, Always
I've been wanting to read a Jay Kristoff book for ages. AGES! I was so sure that I was going to adore LIFELIK3--but I didn't. The writing was incredibly irritating, the characters were bland, and the story had too much drama. This book's basically Lauren Kate's Fallen with robots.

1. WRITING: My biggest problem with the book was the writing. The book uses a lot of slang/weird-ass jargon from a supposed future America, which I quickly grew tired of. It was hard for me to connect to, and was just o
Apr 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, romance, ya, sci-fi
I received an ARC via Netgalley for a fair review.

In a futuristic world where AI has become so much apart of our lives they are practically family Eve finds herself fleeing her home after it's broadcasted that she is a deviant, and can stop machinas with just a thought.

With the help of her bestest, Lemon Fresh, her AI companion, Cricket, and the unlikely android that she just met she starts to uncover more about her past that has remained hidden from her in more ways than she realizes.

The Story
Lauren Lanz
Jul 28, 2020 rated it liked it
“Your past doesn't make calls on your future. It doesn't matter who you were. Only who you are.”

LIFEL1K3 was hardly what I expected from my first solo written Jay Kristoff novel. We follow Eve, a girl fending for herself in a destroyed world after the murder of her family. In the WarDome Eve loses the last of her money on a robot battle, leading her to the dumps in search of scrap parts she can sell. What Eve never expected was to come across a lifelike; an android named Ezekiel that looks a
second time read and review.

sdjfldsjfldajflkdjfsaljlfd - is how I felt while listening to this book. Which by the way, was really freaking good. Lifel1k3 was a wild roller coaster ride and I loved every second of it. This was a book that I definitely needed to reread. It doesn't hurt that the second one came out and after this ending, I'm pretty much pumped up for it.

Eve/Ana is still freaking amazing in my eyes. Even though I was a teeny tiny bit confused in the beginning, because the coffee did
Cindy ✩☽♔

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 along and just changed the game. And I, for one, am
Mar 09, 2016 rated it really liked it
When the ash rose up to choke me, it was thoughts of you that helped me breathe.
When the night seemed never ending, it was dreams of you that helped me sleep.

Set in a post-apocalyptic America where natural disasters caused destruction on top of war fought by the corporations for control of what was left of the country, robots are basically slaves who do our bidding. Androids (lifelikes) have been outlawed resulting in the end of the third corporation, while the other two corporations continu
And to think, I could have loved this book! Reading slumps are the worst!

I've been a fan of Jay Kristoff for a quite some time now. Before he co-wrote the thrill ride that was Illuminae, he had written a steampunk sci-fi fantasy series names The Lotus Wars, set in feudal Japan, filled with magical creatures, deadly machines, and some pretty epic swordfights.

Basically, what I'm saying is that I've known from the very start that I was going to end up reading whatever Jay Kristoff wrote and that I
Apr 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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.

Lifel1k3 was EPIC! Filled with chaos, badass female characte
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Jay Kristoff is a #1 international, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of fantasy and science fiction. He is the winner of eight Aurealis Awards, an ABIA, has over half a million books in print and is published in over thirty five countries, most of which he has never visited. He is as surprised about all of this as you are. He is 6’7 and has approximately 12,000 days to live.

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