Beth Revis to write standalone sci-fi novel titled "The Body Electric"!

Have you heard the news yet? After a little over a year, Beth Revis, the author of the "Across the Universe" trilogy has announced what she has in store for us next. Her next release will be a standalone sci-fi novel, titled "The Body Electric"! It's not often that we get supernatural standalones of any kind in today's world of series and trilogies. But that's not the only unique aspect of "The Body Electric" that will have us eagerly awaiting its release. In her newsletter, the author has enumerated four other fun facts about the novel (the first of which appeals to us the most, as non-American bloggers who don't come across too many YA/NA which takes place anywhere outside of the USA):

1. It does not take place in America.
2. Ella Shepherd's name comes from the title of [Beth's] favorite Philip K. Dick (and her father's name is Philip in homage to him).
3. Amy and Elder are not in this book, but if you look closely, you'll see some hints of their story.
4. Jack was named after Captain Jack Harkness on Doctor Who.

And the synopsis is as follows:

Blade Runner meets Total Recall in this exciting new sci fi adventure!

Ella Shepherd can slip into other people’s minds. Using technology invented by her parents, Ella has the ability to experience–and influence–the memories of others. She’s used this ability to help ensure the safety of the world from a dangerous terrorist group, but not all is as it seems… because someone’s been inside Ella’s head, too.

No release date has been given, nor has the official cover been revealed. You may, however, find the Goodreads page for the book [here] and add it to your TBR. And if everything goes to plan, "The Body Electric" should be released - both as an e-book and in print - before the end of the year!

Find out more by following Beth Revis on Twitter, by visiting her website or finding her on Facebook.

Are you as excited about this announcement as we are? Have you read "Across the Universe" or any of Beth's other books, or do you plan on making "The Body Electric" your first? (As it's a standalone, we'd hardly blame you!) Discuss with us in the comments below, or visit us on Twitter and use our handle @HonestBookclub to discuss with us.