Publication: April 25th 2013
by Dragonfairy Press
Genre: YA Sci-Fi
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.
Okay, where to start? First, I have to say that I made a mistake, and I thought I had more time to finish reading and reviewing Echo. However, once I started it, the amount of time I had to get it done wasn't a problem. It was a much faster read than I thought it was going to be, probably because I was able to get into the book quickly and it kept my interest.
It was also a smooth read for me, I didn't find Ashara voice annoying or anything, I think first person point of view worked rather well for this book. Also, there were a number of things that had potential for me to get confused, however, I didn't have to go back and reread anything to make sure I got everything. What was also helpful was when a change of day happened, it was noted in a countdown at the beginning of the chapter. This was actually something I didn't notice until I saw the countdown the second or third time, it was rather convenient since I had been wondering what day it was.
And, because I could never write a review and not talk about the characters. I just loved Ashara, and her attitude. Some of Ash's lines made me laugh and are my favorites. My favorite characters had to be Krin and Mauryn. Then again, I think the Ethereal task force characters, are just some of my favorites on a whole.
Easily without much thought I would give Echo a 4/5.
About the Author
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.
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.
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