Jay Kristoff is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author based in Australia. A writer of science fiction and fantasy, Kristoff is known for his action packed plots and morally gray characters. His other works include The Nevernight Chronicles, The Illuminae Files, and the Lifelike series. His newest book, Empire of the Vampire, is set to be released in September of 2021.
“Your body is not your own. Your mind is not your own. Your life is not your own.”
Set in a world where nuclear warfare has ravaged the Earth’s atmosphere and high tech corporations vie for control of what’s left of the United States, Eve Carpenter collects scrap metal by day and fights robots by night in order to pay for the cancer medication her grandfather needs. However, when she discovers a Lifelike, an artificial human, who claims she’s someone she’s not, Eve is forced on a journey to discover her true identity.
One of the things that makes Kristoff’s novel so fun and captivating is how he entwines identity and free will in a world where these notions are nonexistent. As the sole survivor of her family’s murder, Eve already has a lot on her plate to deal with. Now, however, she must grapple with the notion that her identity and life are not her own. Along with its fast-paced plot, amazing characters, and wild twists, Kristoff creates an action-packed novel that poses the question of who are you when you are designed to be someone else?
Inspired by Mad Max, Romeo and Juliet, and Anastasia, Lifelike is perfect for readers hoping to be whisked away on a sci-fi adventure.