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Publisher: Scripturient Books
Edition: ebook, 482 Pages
Genre: Young Adult Sci-fi
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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.
So who can she trust?
The Body Electric is a difficult books to put into words. It’s a deliberately paced story set in on a futuristic Earth, with so many twists and turns that it kept me guessing and intrigued.
Ella is the daughter of two well respected scientists. Her father, now dead, helped developed nanobots that encourage good health and help with day to day tasks. Her mother, develops the Reverie, a type of memory chamber that allows the person to visit their memories and live them for a short people of time. When the threat of terrorist arise their leader approaches Ella with the chance to help stop the plot, unfortunately the moment she agrees her world becomes one filled with lies and intrigue. I absolutely loved all of the cool technology that Revis included, from the nanobots in everyone’s system to the androids meant to help with task. The world that she paints is one attempting to (and in some ways both succeeding and failing at) recover from a war that took place well before Ella was born. We see the prosperity and the poverty, and the price that each one costs. And to top off the cool factor there is even mention of the Godspeed from Revis’ other novel Across the Universe. The plot does slow down towards the middle, making it feel longer than it really was but once it picked back up it didn’t really slow down again.
Ella’s journey to save her family is one that had me on edge. She takes a bunch of risks, not with the intention of taking down a government (she’s very level headed) but the with intention of saving the people she loves.
The Body Electric is definitely one of those tales that seems to be cautionary, and why the technology is incredibly cool it does make you it does make you think twice about ever wanting it to go so far. If you have read Revis’ other books then i definitely think this one is worth grabbing. If you haven’t and you enjoy a true sci-fi novels with some bizarre and sometimes chilling twists, then go find a copy!
Tour-wide giveaway (US/CAN)
Complete signed trilogy of the Across the Universe series
A signed copy of The Body Electric
An Across the Universe branded water bottle (image attached)