The Body Electric by Beth Revis

The Body Electric

byBeth Revis

Kobo ebook | October 6, 2014

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This special edition of the book features extra content, including a new short story, author interview, behind the scenes and more!

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?

Title:The Body ElectricFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:October 6, 2014Publisher:Scripturient BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0990662632

ISBN - 13:9780990662631

Reviews

Rated 4 out of 5 by from Beth Revis delivers another amazing story to the Sci-fi Genre Actual Rating: 4.5/5 *This is a spoiler free review* As a fan of Beth Revis?s Across the Universe trilogy I almost feel like I should be writing two reviews. One for readers who are already familiar with the world Beth has created and a second review with those who might be reading Beth?s work for the first time. I believe Beth has this genuine ability to writing sci-fi because it has the power to draw people in who might not have been interested in the sci-fi genre before. For those of you who have read the Across the Universe trilogy, The Body Electric is a real treat. I say that because it?s set within the same Universe. It is visible throughout the story because of quick snippets or reminders of the trilogy that came before. The difference is this story takes place on the island of Malta after the Secessionary War. For a stand along novel, Beth covers a lot of ground in 350 pages and you really get a sense of the world she was trying to create, I recommend though that if you do feel a little lost to how Malta got to where it was before The Body Electric I recommend reading the extra stuff at the back in the special edition. Beth not only is great in sci-fi world building she also does a good job at creating a strong female character and her main character Ella Sheppard is as awesome as they come. Ella is strong willed, and can really take care of herself even when she is taking care of her already sick mother. The other characters in this book are really interesting and exciting as well. There is Jack Tyler who not only makes you swoon when he comes on the page but he is also very intelligent for someone who was in his late teens. Even though he is the love interest neither Jack nor Ella are completely dependent on one another and are capable of holding their own. Overall this book was solid, with strong female characters, and strong story telling. The only cons I found about this book is I think it could have used an epilogue. The ending was good and there was resolve but I just wanted a little more information before putting it down. The other slight issue I had with it, I think is more because I am a fan of the AtU Trilogy, is the timeline between Godspeed and what was happening on earth. Unfortunately I can?t go into much detail then that without spoilers. If there are any moments throughout the story especially in the beginning where you are wondering how Ella could do certain things don?t fret the story makes you generate questions within the story that iron themselves out by the end of the book. In the end I highly recommend The Body Electric to both familiar faces and newcomers. Especially if you were ever hesitant to try out the Sci-Fi genre Beth?s books are always a great place to start.
Date published: 2014-10-23