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.
The Five People You Meet in Heaven is a Novel by Mitch Albom.
It follows the life and death of a maintenance man named Eddie. In a
heroic attempt to save a little girl from being killed by an amusement
park ride that is about to fall, Eddie is killed and sent to heaven,
where he encounters five people who significantly impacted him while he
was alive. It was published in 2003 by Hyperion and remained on the New York Times Bestseller list for 95 weeks.
What i thought:
1st person Eddie met in heaven: the BLUE MAN which was labeled as a freak and works at Ruby Pier, particularly at the freak show with the lesson that death is random, you don't know when, you don't know where, it just happens. death is somehow a string to other people's lives, intersection of one's lives it is. the BLUE MAN taught Eddie that your death is not worthless because you get to be attached to an individual that is destined to be. you get me? you might be dead but the outcome of your death might be good to other people. so if you think that your death is nonsense then think again because you'll bring good results to others with your death. 2nd person Eddi meth in heaven: the CAPTAIN of Eddie when he was still in service of being a soldier. The CAPTAIN taught Eddie the value of sacrifice. that you will be killed, no matter how but God will know when because when he sees an event that you'll be dead in a way that it will be a sacrifice to others and they will be thankful for, God knows. you must not be angry of God when you're dead because who knows, you might have saved another person's life when you are killed. The art of sacrifice is explained more further to Eddie because Eddie himself is killed but saved a little girl's life. as well as the captain, he was killed to save his platoon. 3rd person Eddie met in heaven: RUBY, a woman who have a husband and her husband, when he was sick, got to join Eddie's father in the hospital. they don't know each other but they are connected in a way that Eddie's father is involved. RUBY taught the lesson of Forgiveness. Eddie despise his father because of the father's abusive acts and got Eddie a dark childhood, but RUBY said he needed to forgive his father. even though Eddie's father is so evil to him because he didn't know the things he has done. maybe, when Eddie is not around, his father has done a good thing which led to Eddie's happiness without knowing that it was made by his father. you never know that things other people has done. with anger and fear lounging in you, you don't get to notice other people's good doing because you are busy noticing the bad doings of them. you must learn to forgive no matter how evil the person is to you, because who knows? you might be dead in a minute. 4th person Eddie Met in heaven: MARGARUITE, Eddie's wife. who taught him the lesson of endurance of love. when MARGARUITE died, Eddie is broke (of course) he stopped functioning, as in. he stopped doing his routines, and he stopped being Eddie. but MARGARUITE told him that whenever your loved one is dead, you must not let sorrow take over you, because there is still memories. memories will be you connection. memories with your lost loved one will be the thing that will keep you together. memories is like a fine pearl, you must take care of it because it feels good to have a precious thing you get to keep. these memories will kit your lives together, hence that you will still be together.
5th Person Eddie met in Heaven: TALA, a girl that was killed in a war in the Philippines (proud yeah!) she was burned. and the burning was caused by the platoon of Eddie. TALA taught the lesson of your purpose in life. in Eddie's situation, he was destined to work as a maintenance at Ruby Pier, he was destined to keep the children happy. you must learn that when you are dead, you must not feel discouraged, because when you are killed, it only means that your task given by God is done. and you finished it so Good that you make others happy with the doings you have done when you are still alive.
The five people you meet in heaven is an affective inspirational book. Albom is just a veteran, in general, to make people enlighten and to make them feel happy. characters here are just so unique and they are well attached to other characters which really made sense and awed me! the characters are also knitted with the story and really completes the story. i cannot imagine one of them not included in the book. plot is original and so captivating, hello? its heaven! who cannot grab this book and devour it?! with just reading the blurb you can make people read it! i also love the intervals of chapters/ because almost every chapter break it has either a flashback of Eddie's birthdays or the reality with people dealing with Eddie's death. the intervals just contributes so much to the story and feeds its readers of information. despite of the outnumbered pages of the book i am really filled with the leading character's life. so much of Eddie in just 200 pages which i really commend! with those in mind, i will give this book a massive 5 stars! yes 5 stars! because it deserves it. hands down for this book!! highly recommend this book!
" All endings are also beginnings, we just don't know it at the time. " Hardly 9 hours before Christmas (in the Philippines at least)!!!! So on behalf of the Bookishbookkeeper blog people, we wish you all a merry Christmas! may you find joy and happines in this fruitful day and may you enjoy every moment of Christmas with your loved ones!!! MERRY CHRISTMAS! read Christmas themed books to suit your pleasure with the holiday vibe okay? okay!
The blog has been so very silent in a while right? Sorry for that, busy holidays. I'm out for a camp this coming 24th and 25th so before that I shall write you guys a Christmas Giveaway! You want that don't you? My Christmas is going well and good. I mean it's a break from all the studying and school stress. I plan to read at least 5 books this holiday and review some of my ARCs. I'm going to read The Body Electric, Red Rising, Anatomy of a Misfit, Lailah, and The Winner's Crime me. I've told you enough haha. Now, now on the giveaway.
I'm going to giveaway, Christmas themed books or Winter themed books.
Photo credits to EpicReads
Winner gets to choose 1 book from the above pictured. I'd like you guys to comment down below on what books you are going to read this Christmas or before the year ends.
· ONE winner gets all the books & swag from the above pictured.
· Winner must respond within 24 hours or the prize will be forfeited.
· You must complete the necessary rafflecopter requirements properly. Winner is responsible to check the giveaway when it ends. If I don't receive an email from the winner for 12 hours, prize is forfeited.
So that's about it. I'll see you guys a song. *Sings Text Me Merry Christmas* My voice is bad , I know but whatever Merry Christmas and a blessed new year to you, may you have so many books to come next year.
So about two weeks ago or so, I finished Eleanor & Park ( I know, face palm ) and it was AMAZING. I loved how the book took place in a non-modern setting and that the book was very realistic. It actually had a great impact on me because the book implies that "love is not all about the physical attributes but it is about seeing beyond what the eyes allow you to see." For those who have not read Eleanor & Park yet, I highly recommend this book to all of you because it is beautiful.
So here's the summary: (It's nothing much since I do not want to spoil anything for you)
Eleanor, a girl with curly red hair and chubby cheeks, rode a bus and sat beside Park, a guy who is fond of music and comic books. Their interest in each other started with a single comic book then they started having quick conversations during their bus trips to and from school. Could Eleanor & Park's friendship develop into something more despite certain circumstances?
After reading Eleanor & Park, I read the burn for burn series & the young elites and they were both beautifully made. I would be posting a review up soon. Last November 23, I was been given an opportunity to be able to meet one of my favorite YA authors. Marie Lu, the author of the legend series and the young elites, was super kind and sweet. I am more than grateful to have been given this opportunity.
Comment below your thoughts on Eleanor & Park and what you're currently reading.