Sunday, October 26, 2014

Review: The Body Electric

The Body ElectricThe Body Electric by Beth Revis
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Ella Shepherd uses technology invented by her mother to help people relive their happy memories. Recently she has discovered that she can enter these dreams with them. This ability comes with a cost, though. Now she is seeing crazy things. Why is she seeing her dead father? What is with the warnings about who she can trust? The government asks for her help to use her skills to spy on a rebel group, but when the rebel leader makes contact with her and claims they not only know each other, but were in love Ella can’t deny the blaring truth. Someone has changed her memories. Who would do that and why her?

The Body Electric is a sci-fi fantasy created around a world at peace. Although we have never known a world at peace, we all understand that peace is fragile and can easily be shaken. The decisions that Ella is faced with are perplexing and unique. There are many times where the story dragged, but then it would pick back up and pull me along again. In this world of series fiction, it is nice to find a stand-alone novel. Revis has weaved this story on the same Earth that sent Godspeed into space, but readers do not need to have read the Across the Universe trilogy to enjoy this book. The Body Electric is a good book and will satisfy most sci-fi fans.

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