Book Review

Book Review | LIFEL1K3, by Jay Kristoff

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LIFEL1K3 (LIFEL1K3 #1), by Jay Kristoff

Publish Date: May 29, 2018
Published by: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Pages: 416
Genre: YA Sci-Fi/Dystopian
My Rating: ★★★☆☆ (3 out of 5 stars)

**I received an egalley of this from the publisher through Edelweiss in return for an honest review.**


Synopsis:

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.t.


My Review:

When I first heard about this book, I kneww I wanted to read it mainly because of Jay. I’ve loved everything else I read by him, so I had high hopes for this one as well. Sadly, I just don’t think it hit the same spot as his other books have done for me in the past. Continue reading “Book Review | LIFEL1K3, by Jay Kristoff”

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Book Challenges, Personal

Opinion (I Need Yours)

So I just quickly read Black is for Beginnings, which is the graphic novel 5th book of the Blue is for Nightmares series by Laurie Faria Stolarz (the first 4 are not graphic novels).

Do you think I should still count it for the Finishing the Series challenge?  It was never on my original list, but it is technically finishing a series I guess.

Thoughts?

Personal

Quick Update

Hey all,

Or few.  I honestly don’t think I have a lot of followers (only myself to blame – I just post reviews here as far as I can tell).

Anyways.

I’m a little behind on writing said reviews because last week I had tech and then the weekend was BookCon and during that time period I managed to finish a few books, particularly in the Anne of Green Gables series (thanks to the audiobooks on librivox.org – seriously, if you’re interested, listen to the Karen Savage ones.  She’s the reader and oh my god her voice is so nice to listen to and she does different inflections for all the characters and I cannot get enough.)

So I’m still writing reviews on Goodreads I just haven’t cleaned them up or transferred them here yet.

Hopefully soon though!

While I have your attention (that is, if I do), is there anything else you might want to see from me?  Like a Recommend Wednesday, or Waiting-On Friday, or one of those sort of things?  Idk, what do you guys want to see from other bloggers I’m curious.  I know what I like to see but it’s different for everyone.

Thanks,

Jen

Book Challenges, Book Release

Join The Devil’s Own

As you know, I adored The Last Magician by Lisa Maxwell.  Last year she held a competition for the promotion of it, and this year she is doing it again for The Devil’s Thief.  There are chances to win amazing swag and even a signed ARC of the book itself (and the grand prize is a signed finished copy!  I think…I read that right, didn’t I?).  Anyway, last year I entered and won one of the jewel prizes and my name is also in the acknowledgements of TDT (I checked the ARC I got and squealed a bit).

So what are you waiting for?  Enter the contest now!

Authors, Bookcon, Personal

BookCon2018 | Sunday Recap

Alright, onto the Sunday recap then!

Sunday was a little less…great for me.  I mean, I met a lot of authors and still got some great things, but I had my eye on the ARC of For a Muse of Fire so much that it was a little disappointing when I ended up with 0 chance of even playing the game of chance to win it.  (You had to get to the booth an hour early to get tickets for the game an hour later.  My friend offered to go for me for the 2pm tickets, because the 3pm game was going to have the FAMOF ARC, but the girl in front of her was literally the last person to get a ticket.)  I think I let that get to my head a bit unfortunately.

Anyway…on to the good stuff! Continue reading “BookCon2018 | Sunday Recap”

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BookCon 2018 | Saturday Recap

 

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Hey, everybody!  Sorry I have been a little MIA lately.  I know I don’t regularly post on here as it is other than book reviews (which I now have about 3 to catch up on?), but this past May was a little crazy with 2 shows opening at the beginning and end of it and then straight into BookCon.  Which is what I am going to talk about today! Continue reading “BookCon 2018 | Saturday Recap”