{Review} The Body Electric – Beth Revis

From my old blog  |  01/06/2015

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Content

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?“

http://bethrevis.com/books/the-body-electric/

Facts

Title: The Body Electric

Author: Beth Revis

Publishing Company: Scripturient Books

Number of Pages: 482

ISBN-13: 978-0990662624

Language:  English

Genre: YA

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Style of Writing

I love Beth Revis’ style of writing a lot! Just as in “Godspeed” her writing in “The Body Electric” is fast and gripping.  I was really happy, when I noticed this book was written in first person, since I enjoy that a lot and it’s been quite refreshing, that there’s been only Ella’s point of view throughout the whole story, because at the moment almost each book is told by at least two characters. In addition the chapters have been really short, which I like a lot, as well.

Characters

Ella is a character I got immediately warm with.  She’s a smart girl who tries to figure out whom to trust and whom not. On her way she’s quite on her own, since her Dad is dead and her Mum is seriously ill. While looking for the truth she meets Jack.

I loved Jack from the beginning. He’s an adorable guy who doesn’t always have an easy time with Ella, but nonetheless is really helpful for her and also quite charming. I’ve felt with him the entire time!

Opinion

My expectations have been quite high, since I’ve read Godspeed and I absolutely loved this trilogy-it’s been one of my highlights in 2014. Nevertheless, my expectations have even been exceeded! I loved both facts, that “The Body Electric” is a standalone and plays in the same world as “Godspeed”. It was super cool to get to know what’s happening on Earth “a couple of years” after “Godspeed” and I liked it a lot, that the story itself is complete in this one book, which is quite rare at the moment.

Conclusion

If you like science fiction and dystopian stories, you shouldn’t miss “The Body Electric”! Also, for everyone who loves the “Godspeed “-trilogy, this book is a must-read! I absolutely loved it and highly recommend reading this book!

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