Title: Lifel1k3 (Lifelike #1)
Author: Jay Kristoff
*I’m so sorry this review is so late – I’ve read 3 books since I read this book and I’ve done 2 book reviews since then and I totally forgot I still needed to review Lifelike!*
This book has the hugest shocker ever and is therefore automatically one of my favourite books (but also because of a number of reasons that I will explain throughout this post). I had this heavy sensation of shock hit me hard in the chest, and I gasped, and my eyes widened as I reread what I had just read. And then I reread it again. I could not believe it… that is seriously what it was like. That is how good this book is!
And that’s just the ending. What about the rest of the book?! Well the rest of the book is amazing. But let’s go back a few steps and talk about the beginning first before things get a bit too confusing and you decide you don’t want to read this book because don’t make that mistake, friend!
To be honest I wasn’t that into the beginning, but the further I read, the more invested I became into the story. As all stories, I became more attached to Eve and Cricket and Lemon and their grandfather. And especially with this story, with every turn of a page and every chapter, there is another thing that gives you reason to continue reading.
By the third chapter I was more invested in the story than I usually am in the middle of a more average book, because already the stakes had been raised, and already I was attached to the characters, and already I cared to know what’s next as if I had been reading a hundred pages instead of much less than that.
You’ll enter this book unbeknownst to what will hit you. Even after reading this review, I cannot prepare you for what will be facing. It is such sheer brilliance. Kristoff has combined so many, many, many things into this book – it must have taken so long to write it, or at least it seems that way, because it is just so magnificent.
There are so many layers to this book, which is what I feel. With every chapter another layer is revealed, and in the last chapter, when the final layer is revealed, it is delivered with a jaw-breaking punch. Of course I’m speaking metaphorically. Now you kind of have to read it since I’m sure you want to know what I’m on about, lol.
This book 100% lived up to the hype for me, and I would definitely recommend it. This is the first sci-fi I’ve read in ages, and I absolutely loved it, I think this book may have reopened the sci-fi genre again for me!
Let me know your thoughts on this book, I would love to know! Speak soon!