Published by Knopf Books for Young Readers on May 29, 2018
Genres: Dystopian, Post-Apocalyptic, Sci-Fi, Science Fiction
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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 can get lost in this book and when I stop reading I actually have to give myself a minute to adjust. It also has a tendency to creep back into your head and you have to stop for a minute to figure out if that was something that actually happened to you or did it happen in the book. The lines of reality get a little blurred. With that said, can you tell I loved this book. The words jumped off the page and painted such vivid images in my head. I can picture Eve and Ezekiel, laugh a Cricket’s comments and adore Lemon Fresh. It’s described as similar to a classic story but for some reason I am not feeling the Romeo and Juliet that it is compared to. I am getting more of an Anastasia vibe, maybe more of the cartoon version of Anastasia (I love that movie). It was the first thing I thought of especially with her name (that is all I will say). It also has a few other fairytale vibes to it also.
The story pulled me write in and this is my first book by Jay Kristoff alone, I also read part of Illuminae, which was great but not as good as this one. I loved how the story had both raw painful, no holding back moments and some really funny, laugh out loud lines. The story goes back and forth between “now” and the past. I loved the back story just as much as the present. This book has made of slang since it’s set in the future and it doesn’t appear to have any schools, it can get distracting at times to read the slang it is someone easy to understand. If you don’t like made up slang this might bother you more than it did me.
Overall, I loved this book and if you know me you know I am not a huge Sci-fi, dystopian fan but this book was amazing. I loved every minute of it slang and all. Thankfully the next one is out soon so I wont have to wait that long after that FUCKING ending! HOLY SHIT! My head is spinning and not even sure I know how to process everything that happened, my heart and head hurt! Highly recommend.
Seriously don’t know if I will be ok after the end….Tell me I will be ok! I just don’t know how to feel! OMG!
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