Friday, 16 January 2015

The Body Electric by Beth Revis

Sponsored post: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to Scripturient Books and NetGalley.
The Body Electric
Blurb (from 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?

The Body Electric by Beth Revis

My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars

The Body Electric(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to Scripturient Books and NetGalley.)

This was an interesting sci-fi story, and I liked how it all came together at the end.

Ella was an interesting character, and it was obvious how much she’d been affected by her father’s death and her mother’s illness. I liked the way she went to great lengths to try and make things better, and to fight for those she loved, and how she wasn’t trying to make things better for herself, but for others. Although I did think it took her a long while to catch on about certain things!

The storyline in this was pretty good, although I got a bit sick of all the bees! They weren’t explained until right at the very end, and I really did get sick of them cropping up all the time!

Otherwise though the story was interesting enough and I liked the mystery over what exactly was going on, and what it had to do with her father’s death. There were a few twists that I didn’t see coming, and it really wasn’t clear until right at the end what was actually happening.

There was a bit of romance, and I liked what little we got. I also liked the mystery aspect to the romance, and that first kiss came out of nowhere!

The ending to this had a bit of action, and it all wrapped up pretty nicely, although I didn’t really like the conclusion to all those irritating bees.

7 out of 10.

1 comment:

  1. Glad you liked this. I've heard good things about it from others too. I'll have to check it out.