Grinding across the YouSAy at a reckless speed with only a granule of hope and a whispered prayer for survival. This final conclusion of the LIFEL1K3 series will have you an emotional wreck, but in a good way.Cecelia Beckman, Sheaf & Ink
The final pieces of the game are set and the players are ready to end this once and for all. The fate of the world is at stake and the major players are all vying to win: the Deviates, two major corporations, BioMaas Incorporated and Daedalus Technologies, and three replicants (also knowns as lifelikes 100-Series) who would see humanity ended.
Each character must choose a side, right or wrong. And all must face the consequences, good or bad, of their ultimate choices.
Jay Kristoff knows how to write an ending. TRUEL1F3 is a powerful conclusion to the LIFEL1K3 series.
Filled with all the fireworks and more action than the second novel, Kristoff throws every type of capital T at these characters. We continue into the bleak dystopia of the YouSAy, traveling at rapid speed from one major disaster to the next. With barely a moment to breath, these characters are thrown into the maw of chaos and only their strength, iron clad will, and their powers are going to save them (and they look good doing it).
It’s a harrowing ending with major threads of modern day topics weaved through the novel, particularly when it comes to humanities impact on a global scale. In fiction, authors are able to reshape the world we currently live in.
They can pour dark shades of radioactive sludge onto the canvas portraying an Earth that could potentially be our own future if we as a society continue down a destructive path. And even though Kristoff’s novel is a work of fiction he still poses poignant questions. These questions are not only for his characters , but also ourselves. Where we, like the characters, choose something better and be accountable for our actions.
A Few More Thoughts
TRUEL1F3 is not only about the choices we make, but also who we love, the friends we keep regardless of their mistakes, and the sacrifices made for a better outcome.
This novel was pure Kristoff filled with everything fans of the author come to the table to feast upon: snarky, bold, and clever dialogue, characters that you’ll root for until the very end, villains who aren’t easily put down, friendships that are found and cherished, and all the action to fill your belly keeping you completely satisfied.
So go pre-order this book and get ready to buckle up (if a seat-belt is even available) hold tight (this is highly recommended) and brace yourself for impact. Because I hope your emotions can handle everything Kristoff hurls at you via these characters and the ending of this epic story.
Happy Reading ̴ Cece
RATING: – Exceptionally Inked
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: June, 2020
Audience: Young Adult; ages 12 and up
Jacket Art: Daria Ren
Jacket Design: Ray Shappell & Erik Jansen