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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.
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By Michael on 05-31-18
Intriguing, funny & unexpected
Jay Kristoff ascended to my to 5 with Nevernight and he keeps getting better. Lifelike takes strands of stories we’ve heard before about robots, androids, humans, apocalypse and survival and deftly weaves something new.
I look forward to and dread what comes next.
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By Slaugh on 06-14-18
An amazing book must read
I don’t do The Who review and rating I’m very picky about what I read/ listen to I listen to books 10-13 hrs a day at work and this book was amazing it had twists and a immersive story...... and the ending oh the ending!!! Talk about a shocking plot twist!!!! For once a book had a ending I didn’t expect awesome book 10/10 if you like fantasy post apocalyptic etc... this is a book for you!!! Amazing I loved it
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