Sunday, November 2, 2014
"The Body Electric" by Beth Revis
Format: ARC E-Book
Publication: October 6, 2014
Cover Rating: 3/5 Stars
Links: Goodreads, Amazon, Barnes & Noble
From Goodreads: 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.
So who can she trust?
My Thoughts: Sci-Fi Queen Beth Revis does it again! When I first ran across this little gem on Netgalley I couldn't believe it. When I got accepted to review it, I fangirled. After reading Across the Universe, I knew Revis was going to become one of my favorite authors. The lady knows how to write good Science Fiction, with just the right mix of futuristic adventure, romance, and one kick-butt heroine, you can't help but fall in love with her stories. The Body Electric held all these things and more. Ella is one interesting main character, with just the right amount of mystery surrounding her to keep you turning the pages late into the night. And the chemistry she automatically has with Jack is very well-done. Not to mention the futuristic world Revis has painted is scary and epic. My only compliment is that I wish this would have been turned into a series, because it absolutely could have been! But alas, it's a stand-alone set in the future world of where Across the Universe left off. But don't fear! You can still read this one by itself. Besides a quick mention of the ship from AtU, there's no spoilers and it's completely safe.
Bottom Line: If you like YA Science Fiction or Terminator, then you'll enjoy this one. If you're more into the heavy romance you may want to skip it.
Rating: 4/5 Stars