DEV1AT3 (LIFEL1K3 #2) by Jay Kristoff
Genre: Young Adult SciFi
Publisher: Knopf Books For Young Readers
Publication Date: June 25th, 2019
Rating: 5 Stars
Synopsis: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.
Disclaimer: First and foremost I would like to thank Jay Kristoff, Random House Childrens, and NetGalley for providing me an e-ARC in exchange for an honest review. This in no way sways my opinions, all thoughts expressed are my own.
THIS BOOK IS ACTION PACKED!
It’s really hard not to say anything spoilery as this is a second installment and I don’t want to ruin anything in the first book! I really enjoyed LIFEL1K3, so when I was offered the chance to read DEV1AT3, I jumped at the opportunity! This book was filled with everything that I love; action, a little romance, scifi elements, and so much banter! It reminded me of the game Borderlands. The post apocalyptic feel, the advanced technology with weapons/AI, and just the overall survival of the population was exciting to read! We get multiple points of view during this book, which helps expand on the world building as we follow each character to new places. I love that Kristoff chose to write this series as a YA because teenage conversations can be so hilarious! Especially in regards to their inner thoughts and feelings! The majority of the book focuses on Lemon, introducing us to some of the most interesting and cool characters!
The only real critique I have is that the timeline feels SO short! I can’t imagining everything happening to these characters within such a short time span but then again, that ramps up the intensity!
Overall, this book was amazing and FUN! I enjoyed seeing the direction the characters went. This second installment did not disappoint! Jay Kristoff is a master at twists and turns and leaving us going WTF at the end! I am devastated and cannot wait for #3!
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