Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Review: Echo by Alicia Wright Brewster

This post was supposed to be up last week but due to my sick week it wasn't going to happen. I'm very sorry to miss the tour but I want to share my review. 

by Alicia Wright Brewster  
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.


I received Echo in return for an honest review as part of the tour hosted by Xpresso Book Tours. The world is ending the Seers have seen the future however the elders have been resetting the time-line back ten days in hopes of being able to change the future.  Ashara isn't a practitioner she has no elemental abilities but with the timeline reset she assigned to the Ethereal task force. Her leader also just happens to be her ex-boyfriend Loken whom she still has feels for even though he ended it nine months earlier.

Ashara’s best friend Rey is a Breather meaning he can control the air and he’s thrilled to be part of the Breather task force and drive a transport. Ashara on the other hand isn't thrilled after having lost her little brother to a mage attack before. As the slowly run out of time she learns that she does have the ability to manipulate ether in the air and that they will be fighting mages. As she dives deeper into the truth she learns more than she bargained for that she is the cause for the end of the world. Will she be able to save everyone or will they be forced to reset again?

I instantly fell in love with Echo. The concept is unique and exciting I found it refreshing a new spin of the apocalyptic concept. The characters are amazing I felt like I was connected with Ashara the story gives us a full spectrum of emotion I shared with her. Plus the book is filled with great secondary characters like a love interest, best friend, a secret keeping elder or two and many more. Echo’s story pulled me in right from the start and didn’t let go till the end. An action packed adventure it keeps you on the edge of the seat filled with twists and turns plus a little romance. I found the writing style beautifully done it’s a story that teens as well as adults will enjoy. I look forward to reading more books by Alicia Wright Brewster. 

5 out of 5 stars

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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