Waiting on Wednesdays is the brainchild of Jill at Breaking the Spine, and because Jill isn’t hosting it any more, I’m now linking up with Can’t Wait Wednesday at Wishful Endings. Stop over there and link up your “Can’t Wait” book of the week!
There were TWO awesome cover reveals last week (that I know of), so it was hard to decide which one to use this week. Wait, who am I kidding! This week’s pick is a no-brainer, as Jay Kristoff is one of my favorite authors ever. It feels like I’ve been waiting on this cover for a long time, and when I checked my Goodreads “shelved” date, it said I added this book in December of 2016! So yeah, waiting a long time. Take a look if you haven’t already seen this:
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.
LIFEL1K3 by Jay Kristoff. Releases in May 2018 from Knopf Books for Young Readers. Goodreads doesn’t mention that this is a series, but I did read somewhere that this IS INDEED the first in a new series, so yay for that! This sounds very different from Kristoff’s other books, and I’m loving that there is a character named “Lemon Fresh,” lol. Can’t wait!