It’s time for my review of Echo! Isn’t that cover AWESOME? You Can find the tour schedule HERE.
Echo by Alicia Wright Brewster
Publication: April 25th 2013
by Dragonfairy Press
Genre: YA Sci-Fi
Tour Hosted by: Xpresso Book Tours
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.
Rating: 4/5 Goodreads Stars
Allow me to start by saying OMG that cover is out of this world! The girl looks a bit like Storm from the X-Men films. The X-men films make me think of Hugh Jackman. Hugh Jackman is connected to this cover. IT’S NOW MY FAVOURITE, OKAY?
Ahem. Back to the review.
At the start of the books, Ashara is learning to become an Entheral, which means she can “channel her energy into elemental manipulations.” (Page 48) And training to kill Mages. Mages are the enemy and where humans.
Basically, the world is going to end in nine days.
The romance in this book was very sweet, but took a back seat as this was a dystopian/ fantasy novel. Ashara and Loken already had a history, so it wasn’t like they took one look at each other and fell instantly in love.
I liked that Ash was a strong woman, not like so many female characters that cry ALL. THE. TIME. And can’t lift a finger to save themselves. Ash fought, she trained, and she prepared to kill Mages. She also had a sense of humour and sarcasm. A girl after my own heart! She has also lost so many people close to her, some parts where quite touching.
To be honest, the ending dragged. But there was an awesome time travel revelation that made me lift my head and kept me turning the pages.
I don’t usually like sequels, but I would be interested to read a second book in this case 🙂
If you love action, different worlds, super powers, time travel with a hint of romance then I strongly recommend you pick Echo up!
This blog is hosting a giveaway for one (1) ebook copy of Echo. All you have to do is comment and leave your email address as that’s how I’ll be contacting you!
(2nd prize) A print or ebook + $10 bookstore e-gift card
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.