DEV1AT3 (Lifelike, #2)
Lemon Fresh has seen better days.After the climactic battle in Babel, she finds herself separated from Ezekiel and Cricket in the wastelands. Lemon’s abilities to manipulate electricity mark her as a deviate, and deadly corporate operatives are hunting her to use as a weapon in the war between BioMaas Incorporated and Daedelus Technologies. Instead, Lemon finds herself falling in with a group of fellow deviates—a band of teenagers with astonishing abilities, led by an enigmatic figure known as the Major, who may hold the secrets to Lemon’s past.Meanwhile, Cricket finds himself in possession of the puritanical Brotherhood, a religious cult set for a head-on collision with the Major and his band. Searching for Lemon, Ezekiel finds a strange ally in an old enemy, and uncovers a plot that may see him reunited with his beloved Ana.And inside Babel, a remade Eve hatches a plan to bring an end to the world.

DEV1AT3 (Lifelike, #2) Details

TitleDEV1AT3 (Lifelike, #2)
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseJan 1st, 1970
Rating
GenreYoung Adult, Science Fiction

DEV1AT3 (Lifelike, #2) Review

  • Chelsea Humphrey
    January 1, 1970
    I need this book more than food and water and air.
  • Hamad
    January 1, 1970
    And now it has a cover (a little pink would look good on the shelf I guess??!)
  • Ishmeen
    January 1, 1970
    Only halfway through 2018 and this is already my most anticipated novel of 2019 - that is IF it comes out in 2019 which I’m not even sure of 😭 y’all I NEED THIS SO BAD??!! Can someone get me a time travel machine pls.
  • Tara♥ {MindforBooks}
    January 1, 1970
    I've come to the conclusion that (along with a couple of other authors) I should just set up a direct debit out of my account each month to go directly into Jay Kristoff's bank account. This would cut out the middle man and let's face it I'm going to end up buying whatever book is the new release eventually so might as well do it in installments. This is my long ass winded way of saying he is an autobuy and I can't wait for this because I loved Lifel1k3.
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  • ♔ Dark Lordette Jennymort ♔
    January 1, 1970
    I CAN'T BELIEVE I GOT AN ARC OF THIS.
  • ♠️ TABI ♠️
    January 1, 1970
    this is a 100% appropriate reaction to that cover
  • Samm | Sassenach the Book Wizard
    January 1, 1970
    OMG GIVE US A TITLE OR A SUMMARY OR A COVER OR SOMETHING YOU RAT BASTARD!
  • Shelley
    January 1, 1970
    *Source* Publisher*Genre* Young Adult, Science Fiction*Rating* 4.0*Thoughts*DEV1AT3 is the second installment in author Jay Kristoff's LIFEL1K3 trilogy. In the wake of an uprising in a post-apocalyptic USA, the robotic populace have been reduced to slaves, and androids (robots who look like humans) have been outlawed. LIFEL1K3 was about a girl named Eve and her best friend Lemon who find a ruined android in a scrap heap; an almost-boy named Ezekiel, who knows the truth behind the robotic revolt *Source* Publisher*Genre* Young Adult, Science Fiction*Rating* 4.0*Thoughts*DEV1AT3 is the second installment in author Jay Kristoff's LIFEL1K3 trilogy. In the wake of an uprising in a post-apocalyptic USA, the robotic populace have been reduced to slaves, and androids (robots who look like humans) have been outlawed. LIFEL1K3 was about a girl named Eve and her best friend Lemon who find a ruined android in a scrap heap; an almost-boy named Ezekiel, who knows the truth behind the robotic revolt and has been searching for one Ana Monrova. *Full Review @ Gizmos Reviews*https://gizmosreviews.blogspot.com/20...
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  • Shehzeen Muzaffar
    January 1, 1970
    GUYS THE COVER😭❤🥰-MAY 2019???? MY BIRTHDAY GIFTTT!!! ALSO THE COVER IS GORGEOUS-THERE IS NO DATE? WHYYYY?? i want this book! GUYS THE COVER😭❤️🥰-MAY 2019???? MY BIRTHDAY GIFTTT!!! ALSO THE COVER IS GORGEOUS-THERE IS NO DATE? WHYYYY?? i want this book!
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  • Kelly
    January 1, 1970
    4.5 starsI... loved this book. How am I going to wait for the third book? Especially with that ending! Or should I say... cliffhanger?I wouldn't be able to tell you if I loved this book more than the first. They were both really good and action-packed. I was hooked from the start and I can't wait to read the finale of this trilogy. But first, let me tell you a little bit about Dev1at3. In this book, we follow Cricket, Lemon, Ezekiel and Eve right after the events of the first one. If you're worr 4.5 starsI... loved this book. How am I going to wait for the third book? Especially with that ending! Or should I say... cliffhanger?I wouldn't be able to tell you if I loved this book more than the first. They were both really good and action-packed. I was hooked from the start and I can't wait to read the finale of this trilogy. But first, let me tell you a little bit about Dev1at3. In this book, we follow Cricket, Lemon, Ezekiel and Eve right after the events of the first one. If you're worried you won't remember what happened in Lifel1k3, don't be. I assure you the author does a really great job to remind you of the characters and just about everything that you need to know to feel comfortable going back into this world. By the way, if you think you'll have many chapters from Eve's point of view, well... you're going to be surprised because we follow mostly the other main characters as they get separated. It really didn't bother me because I loved all of them but you might want to be aware of that. Also, you might find Eve less... likable in Dev1at3 but considering the ending of Lifel1k3, it's not really a surprise. She has to figure out what she really wants and who she wants to be now that everything was revealed. We meet a bunch of new characters along the way. A few "deviates", some lifelikes and also a logika who likes to bend the rules. My favorite is probably Grimm. I think he and Lemon are really cute together and I really hope we'll get to see more of them... I really liked Solomon as well. He was quite endearing. I expected some of the plot twists but not all of them. There's a few things I wish I could talk about here but I really don't want to spoil anyone so I'll leave it at that.Hopefully, you'll enjoy this book as much as I did (or even more)! Obviously, I will be eagerly waiting for the next book to come out. If I'm lucky, like I was here, perhaps I'll have the chance to get my hands on an ARC... *fingers crossed* ;)(Thank you to the publisher for letting me read and review an ARC via Netgalley)
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  • Jennifer
    January 1, 1970
    OH MY HEART! How am I supposed to wait for 1 whole year to know what happens next? Full review to follow."Friends are family in a world like this. And family is more important than anything under heaven.""We never know what life will throw at us, Lemon," the old man said. "We never know where it will lead us. But we can know ourselves. And in knowing ourselves, we know the world.""She hoped they'd all be okay. That one day, somehow, they'd all find their happy ending. She knew it was silly to ho OH MY HEART! How am I supposed to wait for 1 whole year to know what happens next? Full review to follow."Friends are family in a world like this. And family is more important than anything under heaven.""We never know what life will throw at us, Lemon," the old man said. "We never know where it will lead us. But we can know ourselves. And in knowing ourselves, we know the world.""She hoped they'd all be okay. That one day, somehow, they'd all find their happy ending. She knew it was silly to hope. But in the end, it was all she had."
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  • kari
    January 1, 1970
    I wish I had gotten to read this all in one go, but work got in the way, so alas, I am finishing it now instead of a week ago as would have been better. But just wow. I've been in quite a slump recently as all the spring and summer releases have just been mediocre. Just okay. I've wanted something amazing and haven't been getting it. And then I got this. I'm a big Jay Kristoff fan, and while I liked LIFEL1K3 and really died over the concept, I didn't love it. DEV1AT3 though. Wow. Just wow. Lemon I wish I had gotten to read this all in one go, but work got in the way, so alas, I am finishing it now instead of a week ago as would have been better. But just wow. I've been in quite a slump recently as all the spring and summer releases have just been mediocre. Just okay. I've wanted something amazing and haven't been getting it. And then I got this. I'm a big Jay Kristoff fan, and while I liked LIFEL1K3 and really died over the concept, I didn't love it. DEV1AT3 though. Wow. Just wow. Lemon as the protagonist was just perfect, but most of my rave just has to do with the mashup of worldly topics Jay tackled in this. He looked at the world, saw climate destruction, nuclear armament, extreme conservatism, mega corporations, the power of AI and genetic modification, cracked his knuckles and went HAM. The synthesis of all these things just made for a maddeningly good book. Combine this with Mad Max style truck chases, Transformer battles, Kristoff signature original fun lingo, sassy characters, and just general awesomeness, this is a 5 star from Kari and those are damn rare. He's so good at action scenes and perfectly building tension. I love that twist at the end. And I also really like his ability to make you like characters you previously hated. Like Preacher. I LOVED him in this installment. And I also liked Solomon by the end too. I loved Cricket's perspective. We got some awesome meta on free will and the philosophical debate on what constitutes life. Also I love the Brotherhood just as a story element. Like they're crazy but they're an awesome thing to have in there. Make for such good conflict and they're so true to life.I could really just go on and on about the perfection of this book, but let's just say I've read this already and I'm gonna pre-order it anyway because it's so good I'm gonna reread it as soon as I get in in hardcopy. And also, I LOVE GRIMM. That is all.
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  • Meghan
    January 1, 1970
    Jay has done it again! This book was driven by my favorite character and I couldn't get enough of her and her story! I laughed, I cried, I swore... the things that are a trademark for my reading of a Jay book! It shocked me again in where this story is going and I need to know what happens in the next book!!
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  • Jenny (Bookbookowl)
    January 1, 1970
    RTC on release date!
  • Nicole (FearYourEx)
    January 1, 1970
    5/5 StarsThank you to the publisher for the e-ARC via netgalley in exchange for an honest review.It's no surprise that I'd love DEV1AT3. I actually think I loved it even more than the first book. While Evie was the main character in LIFEL1K3, Lemon Fresh was who the story revolves around in DEV1AT3. We learn more about what makes Lemon Fresh the person she is, more about deviates, and her specific deviation. But we also get to follow the POVs of Ezekiel, Evie, and Cricket and their stories.I rea 5/5 StarsThank you to the publisher for the e-ARC via netgalley in exchange for an honest review.It's no surprise that I'd love DEV1AT3. I actually think I loved it even more than the first book. While Evie was the main character in LIFEL1K3, Lemon Fresh was who the story revolves around in DEV1AT3. We learn more about what makes Lemon Fresh the person she is, more about deviates, and her specific deviation. But we also get to follow the POVs of Ezekiel, Evie, and Cricket and their stories.I really don't have anything bad to say about this book except that it sadly eventually ended. And I am totally biased, because LIFEL1K3 is one of my favorite books ever and I tattooed a quote from it on my skin. But everyone should read this series.
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  • Jenny Bravo
    January 1, 1970
    I gasped. I screamed. I cried. This book was fantastic and somehow even better than the first..!I received this book from the publisher at no cost to myself in exchange for an honest review.My ARC review:Deviate starts out right where Lifelike left off and I absolutely Love that. It made it seem like we just jumped right back into the action and for the rest of the book, it doesn't slow down at all.Lemon Fresh and Cricket are my favorite characters so I truly enjoyed having the differing POVs in I gasped. I screamed. I cried. This book was fantastic and somehow even better than the first..!I received this book from the publisher at no cost to myself in exchange for an honest review.My ARC review:Deviate starts out right where Lifelike left off and I absolutely Love that. It made it seem like we just jumped right back into the action and for the rest of the book, it doesn't slow down at all.Lemon Fresh and Cricket are my favorite characters so I truly enjoyed having the differing POVs in this book. Eve is breaking my heart right now but I am loving the fact that she is a flawed character. Girl, you're allowed to be hurt, unsure, and a murderer. I get it. 🤣I hate writing reviews for books with nonstop action. I was gasping in shock for half of it and I can't really say why because of spoilers. Just know, you need to read this series. It's amazing.
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  • Cindy ✩☽ Savage Queen ♔
    January 1, 1970
    The title, the cover and the synopsis gives me life!!!
  • Lisa (A Life Bound By Books)
    January 1, 1970
    4.5 stars!! Ok. So. Yeah. That,... just,.... when you know, from the very beginning of the book that it’s most likely going to end with a bang. So you try to read it through your fingers covering your eyes just like when watching a scary movie and you just KNOW somethings going to jump out at you?? Yeah. That. This book was an EPIC sequel to Lifelik3. I’m not even sure how Kristoff does it m, but he creates such a vast world and weaves magic with his story telling. I’m so invested in these chara 4.5 stars!! Ok. So. Yeah. That,... just,.... when you know, from the very beginning of the book that it’s most likely going to end with a bang. So you try to read it through your fingers covering your eyes just like when watching a scary movie and you just KNOW somethings going to jump out at you?? Yeah. That. This book was an EPIC sequel to Lifelik3. I’m not even sure how Kristoff does it m, but he creates such a vast world and weaves magic with his story telling. I’m so invested in these characters lives and their troubles! Which is, in my opinion easy to do within Kristoffs books - across the board. I mean, I’ve not read a book from him yet that I don’t quickly find myself so immersed into the story and characters. I don’t want to say much about this book so I’m able to stay spoiler free. But I will say that if you enjoyed Lifelik3, you’re gonna love this! This one does focus more on what Lemon, Cricket and Zeke go through after the end the first book. And if you loved Lemon in the first book, get ready! It’s fast paced in spots. And some that are a slower build up. Some things you might kind of get an idea what’s going to happen but it doesn’t get too comfy! In the end, I loved it! And in the end I wanted to throw my iPad across the room because I didn’t have the next installment to see what happens next. Can’t wait for the next book! Highly recommend, however, start with Lifelik3 since it IS a series after all.
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  • John Ross
    January 1, 1970
    The official cover of 'Dev1at3' by Jay Kristoff is out in the open!I am not sure if I'd be happy or sad, because it does not really follow the layout of the cover of the first book. #OCD
  • Celia McMahon
    January 1, 1970
    I love the new title!!!
  • Ari ☾
    January 1, 1970
    01/12/2019:Flips a table Can I please just get this book now? Lifelike was so good, and like, that ending literally stabbed me in the chest.Also that cover is actually amazing?????
  • Kibby
    January 1, 1970
    This eARC was provided to me by the publisher per my request. All thoughts and opinions expressed in this review are completely my own and not influenced in any way. Thank you to Random House Children's Books/Knopf BFYR.Full (Non Spoiler) review can be found at Something of the Book.I always find it difficult to review books written by Jay Kristoff. I’m either too stressed out and/or mad over a tense cliffhanger or I’m just annoyed by how darn well this man can write. With DEV1AT3, I find that I This eARC was provided to me by the publisher per my request. All thoughts and opinions expressed in this review are completely my own and not influenced in any way. Thank you to Random House Children's Books/Knopf BFYR.Full (Non Spoiler) review can be found at Something of the Book.I always find it difficult to review books written by Jay Kristoff. I’m either too stressed out and/or mad over a tense cliffhanger or I’m just annoyed by how darn well this man can write. With DEV1AT3, I find that I am stressed out, mad, AND annoyed, because dear lord was this book a wild ride through Kristoff’s fever dream of a world.It should come as no surprise that DEV1AT3 is filled with plot twists that will snap your neck without a second thought. It’s hard to talk about the story because so much can be spoiler-y. I think some may find the plot a little chaotic, but even when I questioned where the story was going certain places, I trusted Kristoff to have a purpose. We meander a bit around the desert, but holy heck is it a fun journey. Kristoff writes characters in such a way that coming to care for them is immediate and the characters in the LIFEL1K3 books are no different.I am desperate for book 3 because, in typical Kristoff fashion, the ending leaves you hanging for dear life on the edge of the tallest cliff ever.
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  • Kat Mullen
    January 1, 1970
    You’re really just gonna leave us right there, Jay?!Thoughts I had while reading:- All The Lemon 🍋🍋🍋- Hey Xmen vibes, I see you- You’d think I’d know better than to get attached by now- Never trust anyone
  • Jackie
    January 1, 1970
    I really don’t know what to make of this one. “Deviate” finds our group after the fallout of Eve’s discovery in book 1 and how her friends cope with her absence and it doesn’t take long for them to go their separate ways when a new enemy hunts for Lemon looking to use her ability to control machines for their own dark purposes, and with the Brotherhood on the loose she has to decide who she can trust before the final battle for freedom begins. So when this started I was really excited thinking w I really don’t know what to make of this one. “Deviate” finds our group after the fallout of Eve’s discovery in book 1 and how her friends cope with her absence and it doesn’t take long for them to go their separate ways when a new enemy hunts for Lemon looking to use her ability to control machines for their own dark purposes, and with the Brotherhood on the loose she has to decide who she can trust before the final battle for freedom begins. So when this started I was really excited thinking we’d get this fall from grace type plot regarding the Eve and Ana reveal but instead we get an entire side arc that I’m not sure is going to go any farther than this book. Eve was sidelined completely during a time where her POV was the one I wanted to read most and though I did enjoy some of the scenes with Lemon and the journey she underwent it wasn’t enough for me to care or at least care as much as I did in Lifelike. I get what the book was trying to do in regards to some key moments but the set up between religion and science is kind of tired at this point when it’s such an easy conflict to raise and they even bring it back to a common argument seen now in terms of the evolution of a species but even then I’m not sure how far they’re planning on pushing it without it ending up being a Westworld vs. Avengers type showdown. I really loved the Anastasia retelling but where that ended so did my desire to finish this off and despite the cliffhanger I think I might be done with this series as this book was the textbook definition of a filler that I’m surprised that wasn’t the title. **special thanks to the publishers and netgalley for providing an arc in exchange for a fair and honest review**
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  • Teri
    January 1, 1970
    I'm pretty sure I squealed in excitement when I received this ARC.  The first book in this series, LIFEL1K3, was mind-blowing, full of twists, and one of my most memorable reads last year.  In the first book, Lemon Fresh stole nearly every scene she was in, so I was thrilled she's the primary POV for DEV1AT3.  Fiercely loyal, a rollicking sense of humor, and such a kind heart - anyone would be lucky to count her as a friend.  With her enthralling story, I ran through nearly every emotion out the I'm pretty sure I squealed in excitement when I received this ARC.  The first book in this series, LIFEL1K3, was mind-blowing, full of twists, and one of my most memorable reads last year.  In the first book, Lemon Fresh stole nearly every scene she was in, so I was thrilled she's the primary POV for DEV1AT3.  Fiercely loyal, a rollicking sense of humor, and such a kind heart - anyone would be lucky to count her as a friend.  With her enthralling story, I ran through nearly every emotion out there.  By the end of the book, she's still surrounded by mystery, and I'm excited to see what happens next for her.   Cricket, my favorite logika, has a chance to live what he thought was his dream.  Unfortunately, be careful what you wish for.  Ezekiel finds an unlikely accomplice, learns some hard truths, and fights the good fight - but there are still surprises in store for him. The world-building continues to be magnificent, and some new, highly charismatic characters are introduced.  Some readers may be disappointed Eve plays more of a minor role in this novel, but Lemon's story is too big to be a sub plot, and needs to be told.  When all is said and done, I think everything will weave together in the end.   I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.
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  • Ashley Fay
    January 1, 1970
    Anyone else know what date in 2019 this book is coming out? I need to know what happens!!
  • Brooklyn Tayla
    January 1, 1970
    RTC upon Australian Publication date- a big thank you to Allen & Unwin for providing me with a copy to review!
  • Dexter
    January 1, 1970
    4.5 stars. Review to follow.
  • kerrycat
    January 1, 1970
    a truly fizzy sequel, and if book one ended on a cliffhanger, well, this installment ends mid-dive off that cliff. and thanks, JK, for Grimm's comment about writers on page 183. as one myself, I couldn't help but laugh out loud.
  • gelowmichael
    January 1, 1970
    ----> BLOG4.5/5 starsDeviate was perfect, and I can't get enough of what Kristoff's vivid storytelling can captivate any readers. He outright manipulates every turnout of his stories and submerges you into this emotional attachment to his characters. Deviate kicks-off after the events in Lifelike, and it follows a new perspective in the story. We got to see Lemon Fresh and Cricket's POV and they are to die for. Also, beware that Kristoff lessened Eve's POV to pave the way to unknown ending ----> BLOG4.5/5 starsDeviate was perfect, and I can't get enough of what Kristoff's vivid storytelling can captivate any readers. He outright manipulates every turnout of his stories and submerges you into this emotional attachment to his characters. Deviate kicks-off after the events in Lifelike, and it follows a new perspective in the story. We got to see Lemon Fresh and Cricket's POV and they are to die for. Also, beware that Kristoff lessened Eve's POV to pave the way to unknown ending for the last sequel. (You wouldn't expect what Kristoff has in store for us!)We focused on Eve's POV rather than Lemon Fresh in Lifelike. We put this image of “sidekick” to Lemon Fresh and forgot her in the first sequel. But her character was a game-changer in this sequel because Kristoff put plot holes in Lifelike's ending that you would question LemonFresh's background and history. Lemon Fresh's character development in this sequel was astounding because we thought that she was a sidekick to a said heroine. Lemon Fresh seeks an answer to her "deviate" ability and finds some revealing truth and betrayal she didn't expect.Cricket was surely the lovable character because of its sideline jokes and funny humor. Cricket question its stand with the Three Laws of Robotics. What makes Cricket's POV more appealing was the natural charm of its character. Because of the happenings in Lifelike, Eve was forced to bond with her fellow lifelike to search the last step code for Myriad protection security of Nicholas Monrova's Liberatus Virus. I love how quickly Eve's personality change here. The lovable lost girl turned into a sudden dark lifelike.I didn't expect the turnout events because of that ending in Lifelike. I thought it will focus on Eve's perspective of finding the maker's last blueprint for the Liberatus Virus inside the Myriad. But Kristoff puts this addition to many questionable parts of the story that surely be answered at the end of this trilogy. The book has this appealing and attractive storyline that makes you want more of what the story has in store for us. It was a page-turner and compelling. Lifelike focuses on this thought of transferring a consciousness in a lifelike which resembles the advance of technology, that someday robots/technology will submerge humanity. The search for Eve's true meaning in her life. But Deviate gave this perspective of humans abusing this technology we have to uprise conflicts and create a war between humans. Humans kill fellow humans. I liked the part of incorporating this big and multi-corporations who control YouSay and gives us reader the idea of how this corporation instill fear and division between humans and especially to robots. Kristoff has this creative writing of putting appealing and relatable characters which makes every story compelling, less the plot.It was fast-paced and so addictive. You will never go wrong in choosing Kristoff's novel.
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