Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly book meme hosted by Breaking the Spine, which spotlights upcoming releases that are eagerly anticipated.
This week, I’m waiting on The Body Electric by Beth Revis, which is set to be published in October 2014.
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?
I loved the Across the Universe series, so I’m incredibly excited to give The Body Electric a try – especially if what I’ve heard about Amy and Elder making brief appearances is true. The whole idea of entering peoples’ dreams and altering memories reminds me a bit of Inception or Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, and that gorgeous cover needs to be on my bookshelf ASAP.