Waiting on Wednesday (136)

Posted May 23, 2018 by Aleya in aleya, books, Features, jess, Waiting on Wednesday / 2 Comments

Waiting on Wednesday (136)LifeL1K3 by Jay Kristoff
Series: Lifelike #1
Published by Knopf Books for Young Readers on May 29, 2018
Genres: Young Adult, Science Fiction
Pages: 416

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.

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event that spotlights upcoming releases that bloggers are most excited about.  This week’s I-can’t-wait book is LIFEL1K3 by Jay Kristoff. This young adult science fiction will be out May 29, 2018, by Knopf Books for Young Readers.

Waiting on Wednesday

Why We’re Waiting




I’ve read a little of Jay Kristoff’s work. Mostly I know his Nevernight series which is crazy but really good. When I saw this book was coming out I was really excited. I even got a copy from TLA, through a coworker who got to all the good books. I can’t wait for this book because it sounds like a mixture of Defy the Stars by Claudia Gray and a little of Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard. I’m curious to see what Kristoff does with this one. Nevernight is a dark and definitely adult series, whereas this one is fully YA. I can’t wait to see the world he’s created, the characters he’s built, and the words he’s written. I love stories about androids and robots so I can’t wait to see what he has in store with these. I’ll have to get to this one asap!

So, what book are YOU waiting for this week?

About Jay Kristoff

Jay Kristoff is the award-winning author of THE LOTUS WAR trilogy, a Japanese-inspired steampunk fantasy. Part 3, ENDSINGER, is out now. He’s also co-author of the upcoming ILLUMINAE (with Amie Kaufman), a YA Sci-Fi… thing, to be released by Knopf/Random House in 2015, and NEVERNIGHT, the first part of a new fantasy trilogy kicking off in 2016.
Jay is 6’7 and has approximately 13380 days to live. He abides in Melbourne with his secret agent kung-fu assassin wife, and the world’s laziest Jack Russell.


He does not believe in happy endings.

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