Publisher: Scripturient Books on October 6, 2014
Genres: Dystopia, Sci-Fi, Young Adult
Source: Blog Tour
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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.
At A Glance
The Body Electric was suspenseful, mysterious, and created great images, but the pacing was off.
I have not read Revis’s Across the Universe series, so I wasn’t sure what to expect from The Body Electric. I was pleasantly surprised! The mystery kept me in the dark until it was ready to be revealed. The suspense kept me on the edge of my seat. The romance gave us just a taste of what Ella and Jack had. The imagery was phenomenal. I could easily visualize all the futuristic designs and technology. The corrupt government was a slow burn, not in your face. You wouldn’t even have known anything was wrong if Ella hadn’t seen the clues. The whole package really left an impression.
Ella seems like an average girl at first, just trying to live life and take care of her dying mother, but boy does she have surprises waiting for her. The twist really stepped up Ella’s character. It was both devastating but empowering to her. I like how all the little weird things about her came together in the end.
Jack was a bit of a mystery for most of the book, but I liked him in general. I would have liked to know a bit more about him, but I think not knowing so much was the point. His big reveal at the end genuinely surprised me. The side characters all added greatly to the story. The concept was extremely unique. Never read a book like it. It almost had an Inception (the movie) feel sometimes. Great writing and plot.
I guess there is an Easter Egg in this book in connection to Across the Universe. I wish I knew what it was, but I don’t. This is a standalone book but I think it’s cool that it had a little connection with Revis’s other popular series.
The pacing was a bit off. The beginning was slow and the end was fast and rushed.
When the mysteries were being revealed I didn’t believe all the explanations given. Too convenient, not well thought out or cohesive.
The romance is a very small part of the story which was fine with me, but I think some will wish it was more developed. Very young adult, no sex, barely any kissing.
This book only made me want to read Revis’s other series. Good quality writing, plotting, and story telling overall. The pacing wasn’t my fav, but I still loved this book. Very recommended.
“The sea is a dangerous place because it makes you believe in forever.”
“If I can only see him in madness, is it worth trying to hold onto sanity?”
“What if eternity is nothing more than me, alone, in the darkness?”
“You don’t know what it’s like,” he says finally, his voice so low I can barely hear it. “To have loved you the way I loved you, and for you do not even remember who I am.”
This is a tour wide giveaway