Waiting on Wednesday: LIFEL1K3

In the past year I’ve been reading a lot of science fiction: Obsidio and Zenith to name a few.

Well, it turns out that pattern isn’t going to be breaking any time soon… because Jay Kristoff is releasing a new novel!

Title: LIFEL1K3
Series: LIFEL1K3
Author: Jay Kristoff
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Genre: Science Fiction
Released:  May 29th 2018
Page Count: 416


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.


Jay Kristoff follows up his super successful co-authored Illuminae Files with a solo science fiction novel LIFEL1K3. This post is almost pointless. I know I’m going to read this book. You know I’m going to read this book. You should probably stop reading this post and read this book (hello future readers).

Just look at the map:

Just listen to how Jay Kristoff described pitching this book:

I really enjoyed Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman’s Illuminae Files and I’m really excited to see the two of them team up again for their Andromeda series. I expect LIFEL1K3 will fill the empty void left in my heart that was made by Kady, Ezra, AIDAN and co. Also, as I write this I’m about halfway through Kristoff’s grimdark fantasy novel Nevernight and I’m really enjoying that as well. In the last few years Kristoff has become one of my insta-buy authors (just check out my last few book hauls).

At this point LIFEL1K3 is listed as the first book in something. There is no information on whether that is a duology, a trilogy or a series. I expect we’ll hear more after this book is finally released at the end of May.

Are you going to read LIFEL1K3? Tell me about it in the comments below.

Happy Wednesday and Happy Reading!

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly tag hosted by Breaking the Spine where you draw attention to upcoming releases that you’re excited for. 

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Alexandra is always looking for the next book she can devour. She has a love hate relationship with teen fiction specifically when it comes to fantasy, post apocalyptic and failed shakespeare adaptations.

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