Author: Jay Kristoff.
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers.
Page count: 402.
Release day: May 29th 2018.
Genre: YA, science-fiction.
Rating: 4 stars.
What is it about? (Summary from GoodReads)
On a floating junkyard beneath a
radiation sky, a deadly secret lies buried in the scrap.
Eve isn’t looking for secrets—she’s too busy looking over her shoulder. The robot gladiator she’s just spent six months building has been reduced to a smoking wreck, and the only thing keeping her Grandpa from the grave was the fistful of credits she just lost to the bookies. To top it off, she’s discovered she can destroy electronics with the power of her mind, and the puritanical Brotherhood 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 an android boy named Ezekiel in the scrap pile she calls home, her entire world comes crashing down. With her best friend Lemon Fresh and her robotic conscience, Cricket, in tow, she and Ezekiel will trek across deserts of irradiated glass, infiltrate towering megacities and scour the graveyard of humanity’s greatest folly to save the ones Eve loves, and learn the dark secrets of her past.
Even if those secrets were better off staying buried.
I was really excited to read this book since I really love Kristoff’s Nevernight series and his work together with Amie Kaufman. Those three series are really different from each other so I wasn’t sure what to expect. I can tell you, this was not it! But I did really enjoy it!
To be honest I didn’t really know that much about this series going into it. I literary only knew it was science-fiction.
As expected I absolutely loved the writing! I love the writing in the other books I read from him, so it didn’t surprise me. But his writing just makes me want to continue to read, which is a great thing!
I was a big fan of all the characters! Especially Lemon Fresh, which you will probably find in all the reviews about this book. She just has the best comebacks! Also the humour throughout the whole book is great!
I absolutely loved the world. It takes places in California, but post-apocalyptic. I really enjoyed the robot aspect of this book. I don’t think I have read that many books with robots, and I liked that there were all these different ‘types’ of robots.
The audiobook was the best, I 100% recommend listening to this one if you can! I was so invested, and the narrator fitted the story very well!
The reason why I’m not giving it 5 stars is that I was not really a fan of the romance, but it was not that big of a thing in this book. And most of the plot twists I did see coming, except for the final one!
I’m really excited to pick up the audiobook for dev1at3!