Title: The Body Electric
Author: Beth Revis
Publication Date: October 6, 2014
Publisher: Scripturient Books
All my thanks to Netgalley for providing me an ARC copy of the book.
The future world is at peace.p
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?
I've always loved futuristic techs in movies and books. It feels like I'm living it and it is so advanced you'll be more than amazed.
The Body Electric is not your regular Dystopian book. It's a mind-blowing awe-inspiring super-futuristic book. I requested this book because I love Beth Revis, she, swear to all the books, writes great inter-galactic and futuristic author there ever was. If you haven't read Across the Universe Series, you totally should. Add it on your TBR list NOW, yes as in open a new tab on your computer and whatever reading site you are logged in to add in on your TBR. Have you added it yet? Now you may proceed on reading this review.
So first thing, I struggled on reading the first quarter half of the book because of distractions and the slow pace, but then the plot's flow gradually got better over time. Slowly it progressed to medium paced to fast paced and that's what I like about Beth's writing, you never know when the plot's climax is and when to expect if there's a plot twist.
The plot was, as I said, Dystopian. Involving Androids and robots and bots and programs, new world civilization, government, terrorism, war, family and love. Beth's book got all those elements in one futuristic dystopian book and I didn't know how she got to fit them all in one book but it was totally amazing how she did it. There isn't the lacking element on this book, it was plot-wise brilliant and a must read.
The characters of this book, Ella and Jack will be unforgettable like all the characters Beth has written. Ella is the picture of courage, to have faith in one self and others, and to fight for what she believes in. Jackie quite the mysterious characters, you should read the book so you'll know.Amazing cover too. Not much books has a green cover but The Body Electric rocked it. I know @IceyBooks designed it and it is in fact quite cool.
Honestly, I loved this book because in this book you'll know that the physical body doesn't define humanity but what's in the soul and the heart. humanity isn't measured of what you are but what you believe in and what you fight for and what you fight for is love. Again for the second time around Beth gripped my heart in this book and I'll never forget about it as long as I live.
Fave Quote: "Science can make a heart beat, but it can't make it race.
PS: Check my playlist of The Body Electric in this post.
Rate: 5/5 stars