From the author of NEVERNIGHT and co-author of the bestselling Illuminae Files comes the first book in a new series that's part ROMEO AND JULIET, part TERMINATOR, and all adrenaline.
On an island junkyard beneath a cigarette sky, a deadly secret lies buried in the scrap.
Seventeen-year-old Eve isn't looking for secrets; she's already too busy looking over her shoulder. The robot gladiator she spent months building is a smoking wreck, and the only thing keeping her grandpa alive was the handful of credits she just lost to the bookies. Worst of all, she's discovered she can destroy machines with nothing more than her mind, and a bunch of puritanical fanatics 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 a beautiful android boy named Ezekiel buried in the scrap pile she calls home, her entire world is turned upside down. With her best friend and her robotic sidekick in tow, she and Ezekiel will trek across deserts of irradiated glass, battle cyborg assassins, and scour abandoned megacities to save the ones Eve loves . . . and learn the dark secrets of her past.
Even if those secrets were better off staying buried.
`Kristoff's vivid world of grit, metal, and technology evokes all the senses, and his characters every emotion. This is a breathless, action-packed exploration of what humanity really means'
Marie Lu, #1 NYT Bestselling Author of WARCROSS and THE YOUNG ELITES
`Fierce friendships, brutal heartbreak, and the question of what makes us who we are-in the midst of a seriously awesome and terrifying post-apocalyptic world-make LIFEL1K3 your next favorite book. Trust me'
Kiersten White, NYT Bestselling Author of AND I DARKEN
`I'd like to live in the vivid and raw world of LIFEL1K3, if only I wasn't certain it would kill me. Jay Kristoff delivers an utterly unique and entirely brilliant story with his signature punch-to-the-gut writing that will leave you bruised but longing for more'
Beth Revis, NYT bestselling author of STAR WARS: REBEL RISING and the Across the Universe trilogy