Thursday, January 15, 2015

the body electric blog tour: review of the body electric by beth revis + giveaway

I'm so happy to be part of this blog tour! Ever since I read Across the Universe, I knew I would read anything Beth Revis wrote, especially when it's another sci-fi, Check out the rest of the tour HERE!

Goodreads rating: 3.87
Kindle Edition, 468 pages
Published October 6th 2014 by Scripturient Books
Source: review copy provided by the blog tour host
Genre: YA science-fiction
Reading challenges: We Stand-Alone Reading Challenge, TBR Pile Reading Challenge

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?

Oh wow, this book! When I saw that this book wasn't being published by the same publisher that brought us her Across the Universe series (Razorbill, a subset of Penguin), I thought that it was because it must not be that good. But, honestly, I liked it just as much if not more than her other series. Actually I still haven't read the final book in her Across the Universe series (which I'm really motivated to do now!). This book was all I'd hoped for and so much more. The twists were in true Beth Revis fashion, and the romance was more complicated that I thought it'd be. Overall, I really enjoyed this book! Revis is truly a master of sci-fi!

This book really blew me away. I was first surprised by the setting; not many YA novels take place in Italy, and I'd always been interested in seeing what Venice would be like after the real city went under water and what would crop up on top of it. This story starts off pretty simple. We have our main character with only her mother left, but her mother is sick. Something else I loved about this series is that the author created an entirely new disease that was created because of future technology. It really brought to mind the issue of how harmful technology can be. That comes into play later in the book, but if I told you about it, I'd give away all the twists! Ella also has her godmother, who she works for in a lab every day. Each child after high school is assigned to a job; Ella's was to be a lab assistant, her best friend Akilah's was to be in the military on the base on the moon. The book was so steeped in sci-fi and new-world mythology that I was just eating it up! The romance was also very enticing but so frustrating! I actually kept seeing it from Jack's point of view: imagine the person you fell in love with breaks up with you at the worst time in your life, and then literally does not remember you the next time you see them. Like, at all. My heart seriously went out to Jack. I wish the two of them had gotten even more of a happy ending after all that they went through, but, overall, I was very happy with the way this ended. It wasn't perfect, and it wasn't meant to be.

I WANT MORE!!! I'd love it if the author wrote more books in this interesting world, either after or before the events of this book. It'd be nice to see some of the same characters, but Revis builds such a fantastic sci-fi world that I'd take anything. Like I said, Beth Revis is a true master of sci-fi and I can't wait to see what she comes out with next!

Lovers of YA science-fiction!

MILA 2.0 (MILA 2.0 #1) by Debra Drizza
Across the Universe trilogy by Beth Revis
These Broken Stars (Starbound #1) by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner

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.

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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)

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  1. Eek this sounds like such a great read and I love the Italy setting, too! And the whole world sound very well built overall. I also heard about how this has some awesome twists and I'm def intrigued! Great review, Nicole! :)

    1. Thanks for stopping by Giselle, and for hosting the tour!

  2. I really want to read this one. Also, I LOVE the new header.

    1. Aw thanks Thuy! And I hope you pick up this book; I really liked it :)


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