In the Lives of Puppets

In the Lives of Puppets is written by TJ Klune. It is his latest fantasy novel.


In a secluded home in the trees, a family of robots and a human live together. The human, Victor Lawson, fixes an unfamiliar android named ‘HAP’ and discovers a dark shared past between HAP and Giovanni Lawson, the fatherly inventor android. When HAP inadvertently leads robots from Gio’s past to their location, Gio is captured and taken to the City of Electric Dreams. Vic and the rest of the family must embark on a dangerous journey to rescue Gio, while Vic grapples with conflicted emotions towards HAP. Along the way, Vic must decide if he can accept love with conditions.


TJ Klune has done it again with so many quirky characters I couldn’t help but fall in love with. I was chuckling at Rambo’s interactions with nurse ratched and Victor.

Hap’s change over the book and his complete faith and trust in Victor was lovely.

Klune’s world building and character creation was a perfect combination of Pinocchio meets Swiss Family Robinson. This story radiates love, family, humanity and the importance of choice being a freedom. Definitely a book I highly recommend.

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