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?
My ThoughtsThis was yet another book I read without reading the synopsis and...oh man...this book, was bloody brilliant! Period, end of story, Brilliant.
Where do I begin, this story is so unique and should have everybody reading it! It's an adventure with a very huge warning of big government and loss of freedom. It's a vivid dystopian
If you're a fan of Beth Revis's trilogy Across the Universe which is set in space about a spaceship named Godspeed. Well this is the story of what is going on in the future years after Godspeed left earth. I remember the ship bringing mentioned 1 or 2 times in the book which I thought was just so great!
Ella lives with her dying mother, her father died in a terrorist attack which left her devastated and alone, she has only one friend who is currently in the military. What I like about her is, she is so human, the grief she feels for a loved one, she has insecurities, her heart and mind are troubled, she seeks to find the truth. She was a great complex character and I was able to connect with her as a reader. I loved her.
Ella has the ability and technology to enter into peoples minds as they relive memories. When the government seeks her help in going into someone memories to seek out a terrorist, she is met with obstacles. The obstacles and a mysterious Jack who enters her life and warns her about friends and family-aren't what they appear to be, Ella seeks to find out the truth about her and her life.
Jack was just soooo CUTE! I loved him! He was sweet, and good, and a great male character. Just loved him. It's because of him and that helps set in motion everything that happens in the story.
What is so great about Beth Revis's writing for this story was the fact that Jack was less in the book then you'd think he would need to be. But how he has such a huge impact on the overall story, at first I kept thinking, "what about this Jack fellow?" "what does he have to do with all this?" Revis used him in a cool way to have him barely there-at first-and then he REALLY is in the story. I just thought it was brilliant!
I would recommend this book to anyone because it was adventurous, thought-provoking, clean and just fun.
Sexual Content: mild (knowledge that 2 characters had sex once, some kissing)
Violence: moderate (PG)