Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Waiting On Wednesday [@randomhousekids @misterkristoff]

Waiting On Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine

My pick for this week:

LIFEL1K3 by Jay Kristoff

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.

published May 295h by Knopf Books for Young Readers

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There are so many different elements of this that sound appealing to me: first it's science fiction on a 'junkyard island' and there's radiation; Eve built a gladiator robot -- which I love for the gladiator part, the robot part and the Eve building it part; and the androids. Then also? Her best friend is named Lemon Fresh. That is just the right level of absurd and quirky, I really want to know why that's her name (if there is a why).

I really want to discover this junkyard Eve lives on, why the sky 'glows with radiation,' what the gangsters are like, how much the androids and gladiator robots are a part of their society, and, of course, if Eve can stay ahead of the danger. Or what happens if she cannot.

That's my pick for this week, what's yours? Tell me in the comments and/or link me to your own post!

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