Friday, 26 April 2013

Echo by Alicia Wright Brewster Blog Tour - Review + Giveaways


Echo by Alicia Wright Brewster


EchoTitle: Echo

Series: N/A

Author: Alicia Wright Brewster

Published: 25th April 2013 by Dragonfairy Press


Source: E-copy from the author for an honest review



Synopsis:


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.




My Review

Echo is a Young Adult Sci-Fi Novel set on a new world that is set to end in ten days. In this world some people have special powers that give them the ability to wield a certain element. The main character, Ashara, learns that she has the ability to manipulate the element 'ether' and is put into one of many task forces that are trying to ascertain what will cause the destruction of the world and how it can be avoided.

The characters in this book are great and I would've loved to have heard more of their story. Some I only met briefly, but I was still immediately drawn into their lives and hearts, I would have loved to get to know them more.

The story was great! Some of the scenes weren't quite as action-packed and power-ridden as I'd thought they were going to be, but I still thoroughly enjoyed them. The idea of the new timelines was fantastic, though I didn't quite catch on at first, and I loved Loken's metal engravings.

The relationships in this book pulled at my heart, whether brotherly/sisterly or romantically inclined. The writing really captured the essence of the emotions and I was easily lost within the folds of each relationship.

I really enjoyed the ideas within this book and I thought the writing style was great, but I really think there needed to be more of this book. I think the idea would've done better as a series, or at least a much thicker book. Everything progressed a little too fast and I would've loved more detail in some places. However, the author did a fantastic job and if she can flesh out her stories a little more, I am sure she will have no trouble becoming a favourite author.


3.5/5 Whales




Author Bio - Alicia Wright Brewster

Alicia Wright BrewsterAlicia 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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2 comments:

  1. Glad you enjoyed it, Myra! I like the elementals idea a lot especially since I read the Storm series by Brigid Kemmerer.

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  2. Looks like and interesting read !
    Happy Reading All !
    Joelle from:
    http://angelswithattitudebookreviews-joelle.blogspot.com

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