LifeLike by Kay Kristoff- 2 stars [arc review]
Sorry guys, I know you are all waiting for this book and hoping it is yet another masterpiece by the amazing Jay Kritoff but sadly I cannot tell you that I enjoyed this book all that much. It was ok, but nowhere near as amazing as everything else he has written. There is NO comparison.
For the blurb go here.
Here is what I liked: the last page! That was a very good ending and it has the potential of making a fantastic second book. I will read the next book because of that last page alone.
The rest was either just ok or on the verge of being the most boring book I have read this year.
The first half was really slow, to the point I had to convince myself not to dfn it because it was a Kristoff book. I was tempted... so very tempted.
At that point it got a lot better. The story picked up and got more interesting. The problem than became predictability. The story of cyborgs turning against their human creators and of a human falling in love with a cyborg is over used. Why so many scifi books follow that story line? *eye roll* It was easy to see every plot twist ahead of time (if you can even call most of them that). The only surprising thing was that last page.
I am a romance reader (as most of you know) as well as an ya reader, and so, when the romance sucks I get very frustrated. The romance here was odd rather than heart warming. I can handle insta love, but this was just weird. There was no real connection between the characters or enough character development to make it believable.
There is also a language issue. OMG I wanted to scream at all the weird and unnecessary fabricated slang and jargon. I grew tired of it all fast.
I felt like the book was written to a very young young adult audience.
Do I recommend it? maybe if you don't usually read scifi, so at least it will not feel like you have read it a million times before.