The Body Electric (Blog Tour & Giveaway!)

The Body Electric (Blog Tour & Giveaway!)

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Title: The Body Electric
Author:  Beth Revis
Publisher:  Scipturient Books
Published Date:  1st October 2014
Rating: 4 Stars

*Thank you to the Xpresso Book Tours for the review copy*

Synopsis: 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?

Review: I am being very kind with giving this book four stars. At the beginning
of it I was sure it was going to be four, possibly five. But at the middle it
was losing ground… and then when I got to the end I was starting to doubt
myself. A three or four stars? Well, the concept ruled out and it ended up with
four. This was the first book I read by this author as well, and I wanted to
try it because Beth Revis is such a famous author. I leaped at the chance!

The concept of
this story is so original. It’s a sci-fi with cyborgs and androids living with
humans under their command. But there are nanobots too, and the world has
become surrounded with technology for everything and everywhere. Ella is
someone who gets the ability to go into other people’s memories and minds, and
the way she does so is pretty amazing. It was a unique idea and uniquely
written. I love it when a story is oozing originality, don’t you?

But then at the
same time there were parts of this where I couldn’t help thinking this book
kind of followed the standard guidelines for being a dystopian as well. Typical
things like the romance and the government being bad… the people being blinded
to the poverty that lives so close to them and some other little things. They
didn’t ruin the story or anything, but they were noticeable.

I really have to
admire the way Beth managed to explain everything, including the science
aspects. I expected to be overwhelmed and lost, but I never felt like that! I
also think someone needs to make it a movie because it would be popular amongst
fans of The Maze Runner and Divergent. As well as that, the
scenes in the memories and when she is searching through Representative Belles
desk? It would look so good in a movie, I can just imagine it 😀

At the beginning
of the story I was addicted to reading and kept coming back to the book when I
should be doing other things. And at about halfway there is a big plot twist
that had me reading through the book at record pace. But then at 60% it started
to slow down a lot. I noticed we still had more questions than answers, and
that bugged me. The slow pace kind of continued and although I felt a bit bored
in some places I was still intrigued.

The ending was
amazing, with another great plot twist that I didn’t see coming! I can’t tell
you too much about it without spoilers… but I wasn’t going to put down that
book until I was finished! It did go a bit too fast for my liking and it was a
bit abrupt, but it was awesome, so ^^
Giveaway! Open only to USA/Canada this time. Win an Across the Universe signed water bottle, the complete signed Across the Universe trilogy, or a signed copy of The Body Electric.
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Author Bio: 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.

Author links: Visit her website, find her on Goodreads, Facebook or Twitter!

Question: Would you like to be able to see into someone else’s memories?

Olivia-Savannah x

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