I've been enticed by this book's amazing cover design so when I discovered it was up on Netgalley, I immediately looked it up on Goodreads and saw some great ratings and decided why not give it a shot?
The idea of hacking into someone's brain or memories, even dreamscapes, is not foreign to me. How could it be? I've seen a lot of sci-fi/action themed movies that touch that concept and it's kind of amazing. Creepy and unethical if you really think about it but as long as it remains fictional, it's really cool.
The Body Electric tells the story of Ella Shepherd, a teenager who's life kind of revolved around science. Her parents both have contributed significantly in science and technology, particularly creating androids/clones and accessing memories through reveries, and she adapted into it. Everything seemed normal until she realized that the people she knew might not be human at all.
I figured Ella as a really interesting character. I like the way she was written because even though she conforms to their society's norms, she still questions things that needs questioning. I like her chemistry with Jack from the start. Jack was really interesting too! I like the way he acts around Ella. He's strong but cautious and gentle at the same time. He made me swoon a couple of times too! Hahaha
The story was quite catchy and interesting that it really kept me reading all night long. Along
with Ella, it made me question things too. Sometimes answers were predictable but most of the time they're not and the revelations were shocking that it left my mouth hanging and I had to reread parts again to make sure I get them right.
The only issue about the book was that I wish the the other characters were given more depth. It felt like I was just skimming through them and I end up overlooking them.
Overall, this book was one hell of a ride. I really enjoyed reading it, despite my headache. Haha! I'd definitely recommend it to anyone who enjoys sci-fi novels/movies.
*Review copy provided by Publisher via Netgalley in exchange of an honest review*