Author: Jay Kristoff.
Publisher: Knopf Books for young readers.
Page count: 419 (11h 58min).
Release day: June 25th 2019.
Genre: YA, Science-fiction.
Rating: 4 stars.
Review for Lifel1k3 can be found here!
*Be aware that this is book 2, and could contain spoilers for book 1!*
What is it about? (Summary from GoodReads)
Lemon Fresh has seen better days.
After the climactic battle in Babel, she finds herself separated from Ezekiel and Cricket in the wastelands. Lemon’s abilities to manipulate electricity mark her as a deviate, and deadly corporate operatives are hunting her to use as a weapon in the war between BioMaas Incorporated and Daedelus Technologies. Instead, Lemon finds herself falling in with a group of fellow deviates—a band of teenagers with astonishing abilities, led by an enigmatic figure known as the Major, who may hold the secrets to Lemon’s past.
Meanwhile, Cricket finds himself in possession of the puritanical Brotherhood, a religious cult set for a head-on collision with the Major and his band. Searching for Lemon, Ezekiel finds a strange ally in an old enemy, and uncovers a plot that may see him reunited with his beloved Ana.
And inside Babel, a remade Eve hatches a plan to bring an end to the world.
First I want to mention that I was listening to this book at a very busy time, so I kept listening to small parts at a time, which made it harder for me to follow the story. But I will try to not let that influence my review!
As usual with Kristoff, I really liked the writing and the world building. The world building in this book was not as strong as in book one though, but I guess that’s because by now we already know the world.
I didn’t like it that much that all the characters were split up for most of the book, I really liked their banner together in book one. But hopefully we will see them all together again in book 3!
I really liked that we were mainly following Lemon in this book, since she is definitely my favourite character! Even though I really like all of the other characters as well, they all have a well developed personality, I really like that!
I also really enjoyed Cricket, I just thought his storyline was very funny!
Besides I also really enjoyed the story, but since I listened to this book in small parts I sometimes struggled a bit with following along. This made me pause the book quite often, so that I could think about what happened and how it fitted into the story. But this 100% because of me and has nothing to do with the actual story. (I won’t take stars for this!). But because of this I’m having a hard time saying something about the storyline.. Let’s just keep it at I really enjoyed it, and I can’t wait to see what is going to happen in book 3! Which hopefully releases in 2020!
Also, again, the audiobook is amazing! 10/10 recommend!