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. – Goodreads.com
My head is still spinning from all the revelations and twists in the last part of this book – like being put in a blender and turned on puree.
Think a big dose of Mad Max setting, a splash of Pacific Rim robots, and an overwhelming hint of Russia’s royal Romanov family, and you’ll have the feel of this book. From the first page, the world is dark, gritty, dangerous, and heartbreaking, and the pace is seriously mind-blowing. Eve may be the protagonist of this story, but Lemon Fresh steals nearly every scene and deserves a spin-off of her own, in my opinion. The supporting cast is one of the strongest I’ve read.
The romance is sweet and powerful, but not a heavy presence, and for that I’m grateful. But, and this is just a personal peeve, if I had to read ‘little logika’ one more time, I probably would have smacked the closest person.
If you’re a YA sci-fi fan, I can’t stress enough how much you need this book. One of the best I’ve read in this genre. This book is scheduled for release May 29, 2018.
Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for the digital ARC.