Saturday, February 21, 2015

The Body Electric by Beth Revis




Book Summery (Via Goodreads): 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?

Book Review:
Let me start off by saying that I adore Beth Revis. She is one of my favorite author's. Period. I mourned the end of the Across the Universe series and was super psyched when I found out about this stand alone novel. I may have built my expectations up a bit. Overall, I enjoyed the story. Ella made an engaging character that I enjoyed following. Jack was an excellent supporting character. My favorite character of all was Ella's father. However, I felt that it took a little too long for Ella to fit the pieces together. I kept thinking..."this is where things will start to make sense," and then nope. Just biding a little more time. I found it to be a little frustrating. Also, I felt that the ending was a little abrupt. I would definitely find a sequel a bit more satisfying, me thinks. Overall, this was an enjoyable read, but it was lacking a few key components for me.  

Cover Art Commentary:
This cover is very eye-catching. I love the green and white. I also didn't notice the bees flying out of the character's head until after I finished reading the book. Spooky coincidence.  

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4 comments:

  1. I still need to read this book too and yes I was sad over her other series too. Moves this book up higher, and nice to know that it takes a while to come together.

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    1. I'll be interested to hear your thoughts!

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  2. Ah, this one just didn't work for me, unfortunately. Too much telling, not enough showing. But I'm glad you enjoyed it! I might still check out the author's other series though - Across The Universe, I think it is?

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    1. I can definitely see where you felt letdown. I was a little let down too. Her series Across the Universe is one of my favorites, you should definitely check it out! :)

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