I went another book launch on the 25/5/2018 at Kinokuniya! I got to meet the amazing Jay Kristoff for the third time, this time for his new book, Lifel1k3. I also got to meet Garth Nix, which was fantastic!
On the front of the cover of Lifel1k3, it’s pitched as; “Romeo and Juliet meets Mad Max meets X-Men with a little bit of Blade Runner cheering from the sidelines” and if that isn’t enough to convince you to pick it up, then I’m not sure what will… or maybe the blurb will;
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 of her mind, and the puritanical Brotherhood are building a coffin her size. If she’s ever had a worse day, Eve can’t remember it.
But when Eve discovers 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 Lemon Fresh and her robotic conscience, Cricket, in tow, she and Ezekiel will trek across deserts of irradiated glass, infiltrate towering megacities and scour the graveyard of humanity’s greatest folly to save the ones Eve loves, and learn the dark secrets of her past.
Even if those secrets were better off staying buried.
I’m currently 57 through LIFEL1K3 and loving it! Have you read it, what are your thoughts?