The Body Electric by Beth Revis
Published by: Scripturient Books
Publication date: October 6th 2014
Genres: Science Fiction, Young Adult
The future world is at peace.
Ella Shepherd has dedicated her life to using her unique gift—the ability to enter people’s dreams and memories using technology developed by her mother—to help others relive their happy memories.
But not all is at it seems.
Ella starts seeing impossible things—images of her dead father, warnings of who she cannot trust. Her government recruits her to spy on a rebel group, using her ability to experience—and influence—the memories of traitors. But the leader of the rebels claims they used to be in love—even though Ella’s never met him before in her life. Which can only mean one thing…
Someone’s altered her memory.
Ella’s gift is enough to overthrow a corrupt government or crush a growing rebel group. She is the key to stopping a war she didn’t even know was happening. But if someone else has been inside Ella’s head, she cannot trust her own memories, thoughts, or feelings.
Beth Revis is the NY Times bestselling author of the Across the Universe series. The complete trilogy is now available in more than 20 languages. A native of North Carolina, Beth’s most recent book is The Body Electric, which tells the story of what was happening on Earth while the characters of Across the Universe were in space.
The Body Electric by Beth Revis was a surprisingly good read. It did start out a little weird and slow, but I think that’s really only because I was adjusting to this new sci fi world and trying to come to grips with it. After I became accustomed to the layout, though, I was really interested! I loved how it had a sort of IRobot theme going on….all that was missing was Will Smith [;
The main character, Ella, was interesting but kind of hard to latch on to. It was easy to sympathize with her because of everything she had went through and was currently going through….but she played too much of the “goody girl.” I wanted to see more of her bold, dangerous, take no chances side, which I don’t really think we got to see much of…especially during the first half of the book. As the book progressed, though, so did Ella, and her adventures added to the story.
The world building in The Body Electric was brilliant. As I read the story, I visualized every scene. I instantly knew how everyone and everything looked and that became more enhanced as the story progressed. As the first book of Beth Revis that I’ve read, that makes me excited to read her other works [=
Overall, I really enjoyed The Body Electric. It was an intense sci fi read that was full of science, romance, and mystery. The writing was well done, and I am very excited to read more from this author!
Tour-wide giveaway (US/CAN)
- Complete signed trilogy of the Across the Universe series
- A signed copy of The Body Electric
- An Across the Universe branded water bottle (image attached)
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