Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Echo 
Alicia Wright Brewster  
Publication: April 25th 2013
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.
Inky's Blurbings:
I've really enjoyed this book. It's fun and it's a very interesting take on a fantasy apocalypse. At least that's what it feels like to me. It's set on a new earth, with the apocalypse coming in just ten short days, yet there is quite a big of elemental magic if you will. I thought it was interesting to see how some of these common powers were adapted and made to fit this book. The concept of Mages and how they oppose the rest of the good working 'magicians', so to speak.

We find our MC, Ash living a normal life when out the blue she's thrust into this world because she supposedly has a great power, yet she's never known about it. Ash is a strong female lead. She knows what she wants, and she can be somewhat stubborn, but she also has a brain. She can be a little rash in her comments, but she also knows when not to say something. I really liked her. She's easy to connect with, and has a very nice narrative voice.

The romance is a little funky, but it's really sweet. It was an interesting predicament from the beginning and I liked watching it progress and change. Hehe. Loken is pretty cool. I loved his powers. It was just so neat to learn all the cool these these peeps could do. Overall, this is a fun book. It moves along at a clipping pace and is full of magic with a dash of romance on the side. If you like fantasy and some apocalypse, then you should totally pick this one up!
4.5 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.
You can find Alicia on her: Website--Goodreads--Facebook--Twitter


And...since this is part of an epic-tastic tour, I have a giveaway for you of course! Go ahead and enter to win some awesomeness extraordinaire!
And that is all the awesome for you today! Thanks to Giselle for hosting the awesome tour! What are your thoughts loverlies?  


13 comments:

  1. Thank you for participating in my tour, Inky! I'm so pleased you enjoy the book.

    On a side note, I love seeing which name readers use for Ashara (Ash, Asha, or Ashara).

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    1. You're so welcome! Haha. That's really cool.

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  2. OOH a New Earth? That kind of reminds me of Across the Universe because they had Centauri-Earth and all of that stuff :) The idea and the Mages also sounds really intriguing and I'm glad that was a positive point. Ash sounds like a great character too because of her strength and OMG I love stubborn characters way more than I should! (Well not OVERLY stubborn but a little stubborn like Ash is :)) YAY for romance too! A lot of times a romance gone awry messes up my entire perspective of a book, but I'm glad this one is sweet and it's just a fun read in general.

    FANTASTIC REVIEW HINKY!! <33333

    Love your third favorite person ever (because your BFF and Jessi obviously go first and second ;P) (And family totally doesn't count since EVERYBODY LOVES THEIR FAMILY! *throws rose petals everywhere*

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    1. Why thank you Leen Machine! <333 And who says I have rankings?! You are one of my all-time favorite peeps!

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  3. It sounds interesting! Is it a stand-alone? If yes I'll buy it and read it, I like a strong female MC.
    And thanks to Alicia for the giveaway :)

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  4. thx u alicia for this amazing giveaway :0

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  5. That's a cool idea that we would know when the world is going to end, but not how. Wouldn't chaos break out?

    mestith at gmail dot com

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    1. I so agree with you! I think I would be in full panic mode. :D

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  6. Hmm a "funky" romance.. interesting. :P It sounds like kind of a cool book! Great review Inkykins!!

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  7. Sounds great! I really want to read it now! Thanks for the giveaway! :)

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  8. I really like story with magic, mages etc. Looking forward to read your story.

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