Thursday, January 15, 2015

Review and Giveaway: The Body Electric by Beth Revis

The Body Electric by Beth Revis 
Genre:  YA Science Fiction

Description (taken from blog tour):
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.

Ella lives in a world ruled by one government.  An entity that has seen one of the worst wars imaginable and will stop at nothing to prevent another war.  But while Ella spends her intern year working for her mother's company: Reverie, she finds she's not as anonymous as she thinks.  Somehow, she'll be the key to starting a war or keeping the peace.

Reverie is a place where the rich go to relive their best memories.  But ever since Ella started working there, she's been having warped nightmares that seem eerily real.  And while her mother's health continues to fail, Ella works very hard to keep her mother happy and light-hearted.  Even if that means giving her mother a push into a dreamworld of her favorite memories.  But as people find out what she can do, she's suddenly set herself up as the world's best spy.  But which side will she spy for?  And as she meets a boy who knows her intimately, she begins to question everything she's known.  But can she stop everything from escalating?  Or will the bees overwhelm her?

I have to hand it to Beth Revis: she's an excellent story-teller.  I got so wrapped up in this story that I had to know more.  And while I'm still puzzling a few things out in my mind, the rest of me doesn't care (it's in story-bliss).  I loved seeing a story from the same lines of the Across the Universe series and yet completely different.  And while I can say yes, there are things in here that happen in other novels, let's be honest.  Beth Revis makes science fiction cool.

If you loved the Across the Universe series, you'll probably devour this one.  And if you're new to Beth Revis, I'd recommend you read this one if it sounds of interest.  I don't think you'll regret it.

About the Author

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.

1 comment:

  1. This sounds like such a fun mind-f*ck kind of read with the whole dream aspect. I haven't read it yet but I def think I would like it! Great review, Manda-rae!


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