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Friday 15 July 2022

Review: Lifel1k3

The first in a series, Lifel1k3 is a mashup of romance and action-packed thrills set in a futuristic world.

To say Eve is having a bad day would be an understatement. In fact, she cannot remember a worse one, though there are lingering nightmares that may trump this day. Of course, that would mean she could access her memoires, but instead they were replaced by a cybernetic implant. 

On the run from the local gangster to pay back money she has just lost; Eve is trying desperately to keep her Grandpa alive. Then the robot gladiator she has been building for months is reduced to a smoking wreck. And if that wasn’t enough, Eve discovers she can somehow destroy machines with the power of her mind which triggers a whole new host of enemies on her tail.

Just when you think that is all you can cope with, Eve stumbles across the deadliest robot ever built. Ezekiel, a handsome android called Lifel1k3, simply because they resemble humans and not just how they look, but also how they behave.

This is no ordinary discovery and Ezekiel will bring her world crashing down and make Eve question her entire life. With her best friend Lemon Fresh and her robotic sidekick, Cricket, Eve will trek across deserts of irradiated glass, battle cyborg assassins and infiltrate megacities in the hope of saving the ones she loves.

Can Eve discover the truth about the dark secrets of her past? And if so, at what cost?

Title: Lifel1k3
Author: Jay Kristoff
Publisher: Allen & Unwin, $19.99
Publication Date: 5 January 2022
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781761065842
For Ages: 15+
Type: Young Adult Fiction