I received this book for free from Blog Tour in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.The Body Electric by Beth Revis
Published by Scripturient Books on 10/6/2014
Genres: Science Fiction, Young Adult
Source: Blog Tour
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Also by this author: Across the Universe, A Million Suns
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.
One of my favorite things about Beth Revis is that she is excellent at world building. I felt like I transported into this futuristic version of Malta.
Ella is definitely a character that doesn’t know who she is or where she belongs. Or who to trust for that matter. She is thrown into this war that she didn’t really know was going on, and doesn’t know who is telling the truth. There are some things that she finds out that are disturbing to her, and not at all like what she thought was happening. There are times where she makes some questionable decisions. I felt like taking her by the shoulders and shoving her in the other direction.
Like I said before, the world building is amazing. The futuristic science and way they live were believable. There were a few scientific terms that went way over my head, but I didn’t let it distract me from the story. If you’ve read her Across the Universe series you’ll see some of the companies and other things mentioned in this book. I was all excited when I saw the references. I did like that this book doesn’t take place in America. Most of the books I’ve read in this genre usually take place somewhere well-known, but this was refreshing.
I loved this book, and can’t wait to see what Revis has in store for us next.