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Friday, May 10, 2013

*[Blog Tour Review & Tour Wide Giveaway] Echo by Alicia Wright Brewster

Echo
 
Summary:
 
The countdown clock reads ten days until the end of the world. The citizens are organized. Everyone's been notified and assigned a duty. The problem is . . . no one knows for sure how it will end.

Energy-hungry Mages are the most likely culprit. They travel toward a single location from every corner of the continent. Fueled by the two suns, each Mage holds the power of an element: air, earth, fire, metal, water, or ether. They harness their powers to draw energy from the most readily available resource: humans.

Ashara has been assigned to the Ethereal task force, made up of human ether manipulators and directed by Loken, a young man with whom she has a complicated past. Loken and Ashara bond over a common goal: to stop the Mages from occupying their home and gaining more energy than they can contain. But soon, they begin to suspect that the future of the world may depend on Ashara's death.
Summary & Cover taken from Goodreads.com
Length: 291 pages (E-book)
Source: Review Copy
Available Formats: Print/E-book
Publication Date: April 25th 2013 by Dragonfairy Press
 
Echo was the first book I've read by Alicia Wright Brewster and after reading it I can't wait to read another one by her. In Echo we're introduced to a semi-time travel theme with an apocalypse looming, romance, action and some paranormal elements.
 
I thought Echo was a really unique read set in a unique world. I've really got to hand it to the author she did a really solid job in the world building department. I thought they way she went about setting up everything was handled very well and added greatly to the overall effect of the book because I was really able to visualize things that were happening in the story.
 
The plot was also really unique and I liked the idea of a group of people going back in time to stop the destruction of the planet. I haven't read many books with that theme but the ones that I have read were good but I thought the paranormal element to this one made it stand out.
 
The characters were solid although I do wish Ashara had been a little stronger as as character. I mean she was strong but sometimes I wish she stood up for herself and her wants a little more especially when it came to Loken whom I really enjoyed as the other main character. I liked seeing their relationship change and grow and to see them get through past hurts that have been causing them both pain.
 
While the story is about saving the world I also liked the more personal aspects of the story. I liked how it was also a journey of forgiveness as well as sacrifice and thought the author did a bang up job writing a compelling plot line that had more than it's fair share of action to keep the adrenaline junkies amongst us readers intrigued as well as being along for the journey and getting attached to the characters and wanting them to succeed.
 
Overall, this was a quick, enjoyable read with a likable cast of characters that were well developed and a good story line set in an interesting time and place. I can see this one appealing to dystopian and paranormal fans for different reasons as well as being that perfect read to get you out of a reading slump like it did me because it offers something new and different.
 
 
*I received a free copy of this book in exchange for my free and honest review. All thoughts and opinions expressed herein are 100% my own.
 
I read this book for the following reading challenges:
 
2013 150+ Reading Challenge
 
 
Really Liked It!
★★★★

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Author Bio:
 

Alicia Wright Brewster is a mild-mannered lady of average height and above average paranormal obsession. By day, she works in an office. At night she is an author, an electronics junkie, and a secret superhero. (Please don't ask what her superpower is; that's not very polite.)

In her virtually non-existent free time, she loves to read, watch movies, and eat food. She is particularly fond of the food-eating and makes a point to perform this task at least three times per day, usually more.
 
 
 

7 comments:

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  2. Really can't wait to read this! Hearing great things about ECHO!

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  3. Yay! Can't wait. Very informative review. :)

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  4. Time travel, apocalypse, romance...you have me intrigued. I am so glad you enjoyed this, it's always fun discovering new authors!

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  5. ECHO Sounds really good. Thanks so much for the review & giveaway :)

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  6. PUTTING ONMY TBR LIST. THANKS FOR THE GIVEAWAY! SHELLEY S. calicolady60@hotmail.com

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