The Body Electric by Beth Revis #BookReview #Giveaway

The Body Electric by Beth Revis
Published by: Scripturient Books
Publication date: October 6th 2014
Genres: Science Fiction, Young Adult

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.

The Body Electric is an interestingly thought out world of androids versus humans. Can an Android think for itself or is their lack of a human soul a weakness. Beth Revis manages to bring a very interesting idea to life.

Loved the world building. I think Revis is very good at creating a sci-fi world in a confined space. Much like the ship in the stars, the city felt expansive. I also liked the flashbacks to the way things look before and comparing them to how they are now. I could picture everything vivid in my mind and was actually having crazy dreams myself while reading the book.

I had mixed feelings on Ella. I didn’t dislike her because I could tell there was a reason for her actions. Every time she turned around something was changing, something was dependent on her actions. I found her character flawed and I never consider that a bad thing. I loved how much she trust and believes in her parents and vice versa.

The plot is pretty interesting. he beginning felt a little slower to me but I think it’s because I was anxious because the synopsis almost gives too much away. I was like okay when does this guy show up. I think I’ve just got more impatient lately. There was place in the middle where if felt like continuity glitch. Ella decides something and then reverts back to her other way of thinking on the next page. Honestly it feels like all hell breaks loose towards the end. Which was great. I love when there is a ton of action and it’s like wait what. So there were some curve balls thrown in there that I didn’t expect and I kind of had to piece a couple things together in my own mind.

I thought the political intrigue was also interesting. It’s basically pointing out how many wars start. Lust for power and greed.

The romance is cute but also very light. It doesn’t really drive the plot even though she can not remember Jack. It’s more about the reason why she can’t.

Bees...buzzing nanobots. I’m pretty sure that’s the connection with those two. It took me a while to get the Bees.

I liked the reference to Godspeed and the way she made this happening on Earth while that was happening in space. It was a fun little tid bit.

I really enjoyed the book and definitely loved the world building. I thought the idea of the androids and nanobots was pretty cool. I really think it’s unique and interesting how they are combined. I would say if you are a sci-fi fan definitely pick this one up.

Beth Revis is the NY Times bestselling author of the Across the Universe series. The complete trilogy is now available in more than 20 languages. A native of North Carolina, Beth’s most recent book is The Body Electric, which tells the story of what was happening on Earth while the characters of Across the Universe were in space.