From the co-author of the New York Times bestselling Illuminae Files comes the first book in a new series that's part Romeo and Juliet, part Terminator, and all adrenaline.
IT'S ROMEO AND JULIET MEETS MAD MAX MEETS X-MEN, WITH A LITTLE BIT OF BLADE RUNNER CHEERING FROM THE SIDELINES
On an island junkyard beneath a sky that glows with radiation, a deadly secret lies buried in the scrap. Seventeen-year-old Eve isn't looking for trouble-she's too busy looking over her shoulder. The robot gladiator she spent months building has been reduced to a smoking wreck, she's on the local gangster's wanted list, and the only thing keeping her grandpa alive is the money she just lost to the bookies. Worst of all, she's discovered she can somehow destroy machines with the power of her mind, and a bunch of puritanical fanatics are building a coffin her size because of it. If she's ever had a worse day, Eve can't remember it.
The problem is, Eve has had a worse day - one that lingers in her nightmares and the cybernetic implant where her memories used to be. Her discovery of a handsome android named Ezekiel-called a 'Lifelike' because they resemble humans - will bring her world crashing down and make her question whether her entire life is a lie.
With her best friend Lemon Fresh and her robotic sidekick Cricket in tow, Eve will trek across deserts of glass, battle unkillable bots, and infiltrate towering megacities to save the ones she loves ... and learn the truth about the bloody secrets of her past.
'It is every kind of badass.' Laini Taylor, author of the Daughter of Smoke and Bone trilogy
'I freaking love this book.' Kiersten White, New York Times bestselling author of And I Darken
Jay Kristoff is the New York Times and internationally bestselling author of The Nevernight Chronicles, The Illuminae Files and The Lotus War trilogy. He is the winner of four Aurealis Awards, an ABIA, nominee for the Locus award, David Gemmell Morningstar and Legend awards, named multiple times in the Kirkus and Amazon Best Teen Books list and published in over thirty countries, most of which he has never visited. He is as surprised about all of this as you are. He is 6'7 and has approximately 12,665 days to live. He abides in Melbourne with his secret agent kung-fu assassin wife, and the world's laziest Jack Russell.
He does not believe in happy endings.
Young adult fiction
Shortlisted WAYBRA Awards, Older Readers 2019 AU; Longlisted Best Young Adult Fiction, Indie Book Awards 2019 AU; Winner Best Science Fiction Novel, Aurealis Awards 2018 AU; Shortlisted Best Young Adult Novel, Aurealis Awards 2018 AU
A & U Children
Paperback - C format
14 - 18
Young adult fiction