Audiobook Review: TRUEL1F3 (Lifelike #3) by Jay Kristoff

Title: TRUEL1F3 (Lifelike #3)
Author: Jay Kristoff
Genre: YA Sci-fi / Dystopia
Publication Date: June 30th, 2020
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐




From the bestselling co-author of the Illuminae Files comes the thrilling finale in the LIFEL1K3 trilogy–hailed by Marie Lu as “a breathless, action-packed exploration of what humanity really means.”

Best friends have become enemies. Lovers have become strangers. And deciding whose side you’re on could be the difference between life and death. For Eve and Lemon, discovering the truth about themselves–and each other–was too much for their friendship to take. But with the country on the brink of a new world war–this time between the BioMaas swarm at CityHive and Daedalus’s army at Megopolis, loyalties will be pushed to the brink, unlikely alliances will form and with them, betrayals. But the threat doesn’t stop there, because the lifelikes are determined to access the program that will set every robot free, a task requiring both Eve and Ana, the girl she was created to replace. In the end, violent clashes and heartbreaking choices reveal the true heroes . . . and they may not be who you think they are.” (Goodreads)

And another one bites the dust!

I have finished another series and crossed it off my list. Only 9 more to go that are completed and can be read through. I know, I’m a slacker. Haha.

Anyways, before starting this one I reread the first two books because I have a terrible memory. I didn’t realize that the second and third have a summary of what happened. Which is very nice if you don’t have time to reread!

Since it was all fresh in my head, I thought I would enjoy it as much as the first two but for some reason something just felt off. I honestly can’t pin point what though. I’m not saying that I didn’t like it, it was good but I guess I was just expecting a bit more.

*Spoilers*

When it comes to the relationship between Eve and Ezekiel. I am still kind of confused. From the beginning of the series he thought that she was someone else and then left her when he realized the real one was still out there. They see each other here and there but obviously as enemies so there isn’t much going on. In this book, Eve comes back to her sense and loves him. It just kind of seems not realistic, but then again this is a book about robots. 😂

The other relationships in the book were okay but didn’t really grab me. I just feel kind of neutral about them.

As the series progresses and even in this one, I actually liked Lemon Fresh a lot more than Eve. She always stayed true to who she was no matter the circumstances that she faced. She also didn’t give up on her friend even when they were apart. She still wanted to help. I am seriously going to name my next cat after her.

The plot wasn’t as action packed for me as the other two but it was still good. I liked seeing the Preacher come back and learning about the company he has been working for. I don’t think the plot twists were as surprising and saw one coming from the get-go.

*End of Spoilers*

Overall, I did like the book but just felt like some things were kind of meh. The ending seemed too quick but maybe that’s just me. I still think that this is a great series and would recommend it still.

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Audiobook Review: DEV1AT3 (Truelife #2) by Jay Kristoff

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Title: DEV1AT3 (Lifelike #2)
Author: Jay Kristoff
Genre: YA Sci-fi
Publication Date: June 25th, 2019
Publisher: Knopf Books For Young Readers
Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

“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.” (Goodreads)

Reread Finished on 12/23/20

I do feel the same about this book since I read it back in 2019. It was such a great sequel and the ending has me hyped for the final one which I have already rented from the library as an audiobook.

eARC provided by publisher through NetGalley. All opinions are my own.

Let me tell you about this book. It was crazy! Plot twists came out of nowhere and literally ripped me a part!

The beginning is great as it reintroduces the reader to the characters once again and goes over what happened to them during book one. You don’t see this often but it’s always awesome to have a refresher.

When it comes to this series, you can expect that the writing style will always be unique with the choice of words the author uses which adds a touch of pizzazz and makes the characters pop. Lemon Fresh is a good example of this and is literally my number one!

The main characters are all pretty much struggling with their identity/feelings in some way. This is always nice to see and makes it easier to connect with the them on a deeper level. Caring for the ones you love is hard when obstacles are thrown in your way whether you are a robot or human.

Lemon Fresh has a lot going on and I was here for her story! She is at the top of favorite characters because she is fierce and loyal. I just want to squeeze her but I know she wouldn’t like that, ha. I hope everything works out for her because right now I am not okay with how this book ended.

Overall, I enjoyed this book and the heartbreak that came with it. I will be impatiently waiting for book three and trying to cope with my feelings. If you haven’t read this series yet, get on it! Jay Kristoff never disappoints.

Top Ten Tuesday: Book Titles with Numbers In Them

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Hello, Lovely Bookworms!

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018.

This is a very unique prompt for today and honestly, only a couple come to mind that I have read. So, this will be a short one!

(P.S. I’m terrible and forgot the Three Dark Crown series and Six of Crows😅😭 Why am I like this?)

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1.) LIFEL1K3

2.) DEV1AT3

Yup, that’s all I got. I really enjoyed this series by Jay Krisotff and I can’t wait to see what the third book has in store! If you haven’t picked it up yet, definitely do!

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What are some books with numbers in the title that you have read? Let me know in the comments below!

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Top Ten Tuesday: First Ten Books I Reviewed

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Hello, fellow book lovers!

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018.

Today’s prompt is all about reviewing books! It’s been about 8-9 months since I started actually reviewing books even though I started reading again a few months before that. Writing reviews wasn’t something I was concerned with at the time but now have really grown to love doing.

Today I am sharing my first ten books I reviewed:

 

Some of these had longer reviews than others. Some I just did a short blurb. All can be found on my blog as my first posts. I think I have grown when it comes to writing reviews because I am adding more details into why I liked certain books more than others. I am finding out what I like and what I don’t like and that helps when writing reviews.

Hopefully you all enjoy my reviews because I do love sharing them!

Most Anticipated Reads of 2019

Hello fellow book lovers!

Today’s post is all about my most anticipated reads of 2019. I figured I might as well go ahead and write this all down somewhere to keep track and what better place than on my blog to also share with you!

If any of these are on your list leave a comment below telling me which ones!

1.) The Girl King by Mimi Yu (January 8th, 2019)
2.) Bloodwitch by Susan Dennard (February 12th, 2019)
3.) Flight of the Raven by Morgan L. Busse (April 30th, 2019)
4.) Aurora Rising by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman (May 7th, 2019)
5.) Deviate by Jay Kristoff (May 28th, 2019)
6.) Darkdawn by Jay Kristoff (September 3rd, 2019)

There are other books coming out in 2019 that I will for sure read but these are the ones I am most excited about! And by excited I mean I need them in my life right now because I must know what happens since the last book ended on a cliffhanger! Darn books, always pulling me in!

Have any book suggestions for me for 2019? Comment below and let me know!

Monthly Wrap-Up | September 2018

September was a busy month for me which means there wasn’t much time to read, sadly.  I am hoping that October will be a lot smoother and hopefully I can read more than what was read in September. I guess you could say I am setting a goal for myself!

Now for the wrap-up:

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The first book I finished in September was Lifelik3 by Jay Kristoff. I can’t say it was my favorite read of the month but I did thoroughly enjoy this book. I loved the friendship between Eve and Lemon Fresh. Although the beginning and middle were good the ending leaves you wanting more! I can’t wait for the second book and will definitely be preordering when possible!

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The Last Wish by Andrzej Sapkowski was my favorite read! I was hesitant to read it because I am not a fan of Adult Fantasy. It’s hard for me to find one that I can get into but this book did not disappoint! I liked how a lot of the monsters he face are just retellings of fairytales. Geralt is now one of my top favorite characters of all time and I can’t wait to read book two when I finish up some NetGalley reads I have.

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Beast Master was the only manga I read in September. I wanted to finish the series Yona of the Dawn but kept pushing it to the back since I have been swamped. This wasn’t my favorite manga I have read but it was still a decent read. I would recommend it and besides, it is only two volumes!

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Hunting Prince Dracula by Kerri Maniscalco was another favorite read of mine. It had just the right amount of creepy and was a great sequel following Stalking Jack the Ripper. Audrey is always a very intriguing characters and Thomas is a younger Sherlock. I think that is why I love him so much. I am excited to get the newest, Escaping Houdini, from the library when its available and continue the journey of this epic duo.

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This was my first NetGalley ARC and I absolutely loved it! The main character, Lydia, was very relatable minus the whole haunted inn. I wasn’t expecting the creepy, haunted vibe but I think that is what sucked me in. Sometimes what you don’t expect is the best surprise! Review of After Always

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Outrun The Wind was another NetGalley ARC. I loved the cover of this book and even the synopsis was intriguing. Sadly, it didn’t live up to my expectations. Certain aspects of the book felt forced and about 60% of the beginning was dry. I just wish it would have had more!

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Okay, I know I have said a couple of my September reads were my favorite but is it allowed to have three favorites? If you haven’t read City of Ghosts I may be slightly judging you. This book will grip you in and not let go! Cass is a great character and her world of ghosts are just the perfect amount of creepy to set the Halloween mood. Do yourself a favor and read this book! Review of City of Ghosts

Overall, I would say September was a good month and hopefully October will be even better!