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Thursday, February 26, 2015

BOOK REVIEW: Echo: Soul Seekers, Book 2 UNABRIDGED by Alyson Noël

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Echo

Book 2 of Soul Seekers

by Alyson Noël

"Enchanting and Sad"


Overall
3 stars
Performance
5 stars
Story
4 stars

This book has some very lovable and hate-able characters. I love the native american influences and magical intrigue. This book doesn't seem to end the series, just wish I'd know that first, so I could have waited before starting a series with no ending. I'm a little shocked and confused by it. The is a teenage magic love mystery.

Echo by Alyson Noel

TIP: If you don't want to listen to the boring descriptions of what animals mean to the author, skip the first 5 minutes and 17 seconds of both books!

Overall I would definitely recommend this book.

About The Book

The second book in the Soul Seekers series about a girl who can navigate between the worlds of the living and the dead by number-one New York Times best-selling author Alyson Noël!

Daire Santos just saved her grandmother's life - and her soul. But at a cost. The Richters, a dark family of sorcerers, have been let loose in the Lowerworld, and Daire and her boyfriend, Dace, must once again work together to find them before they upset the balance between good and evil, and destroy not only their small town in New Mexico, but the entire world.

As Daire and Dace's relationship deepens, Dace’s evil brother Cade grows stronger than ever, building his power and forcing Daire to confront the horrifying prophecy that has brought them all together. One that will leave Daire no choice but to claim her true destiny as Seeker, but only by making an unthinkable sacrifice for the greater good of all.

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Editorial Reviews

The second book in the Soul Seekers series about a girl who can navigate between the worlds of the living and the dead by number-one New York Times best-selling author Alyson Noël!

Daire Santos just saved her grandmother's life - and her soul. But at a cost. The Richters, a dark family of sorcerers, have been let loose in the Lowerworld, and Daire and her boyfriend, Dace, must once again work together to find them before they upset the balance between good and evil, and destroy not only their small town in New Mexico, but the entire world.

As Daire and Dace's relationship deepens, Dace's evil brother Cade grows stronger than ever, building his power and forcing Daire to confront the horrifying prophecy that has brought them all together. One that will leave Daire no choice but to claim her true destiny as Seeker, but only by making an unthinkable sacrifice for the greater good of all.

"A rush of romance will sweep you away in this hauntingly mystical read. I'm already as addicted to Daire and Dace as I was to Ever and Damen!" –Justine magazine

She inherited a magical destiny—and a mission to stop a powerful family of dark sorcerers. She never expected to fall in love with one of them.

There’s still so much Daire Santos has to learn about being the last Soul Seeker….and about herself. As her magical training becomes more intense, so does her relationship with Dace. But when she learns that his connection to the evil Richter family goes far deeper than she ever imagined, she begins to question if love really can conquer all.

Dace is painfully aware that he wouldn’t exist if it wasn’t for the Richters’ dark magic—and now his brother Cade is determined to use his love for Daire against him. Dace is willing to sacrifice anything to protect the girl he loves —including his own life. But will Daire allow it? And what if defeating Cade costs not only his life, but his soul too?

Enchanting, haunting, romantic, Echo is the second book in the Soul Seekers series by #1 New York Times bestselling author Alyson Noël!

About the Author

Born Orange County, The United States

Gender female

Genre Young Adult, Children's, Paranormal

Influences: Judy Blume -- JD Salinger -- Life

Alyson Noël is the #1 New York Times best selling, award-winning, author of 21 novels.

Books by Alyson

  • FAKING 19

  • ART GEEKS AND PROM QUEENS

  • LAGUNA COVE

  • FLY ME TO THE MOON, KISS & BLOG

  • SAVING ZOË

  • CRUEL SUMMER

  • FOREVER SUMMER (a LAGUNA COVE/CRUEL SUMMER 2-in-1)

  • KEEPING SECRETS (a SAVING ZOË/FAKING 19 2-in-1)

  • the IMMORTALS series: EVERMORE, BLUE MOON, SHADOWLAND, DARK FLAME, NIGHT STAR, EVERLASTING, the IMMORTALS spin-off

  • RILEY BLOOM series: RADIANCE, SHIMMER, DREAMLAND, WHISPER

  • THE SOUL SEEKERS series: FATED, ECHO, MYSTIC, HORIZON; with short stories appearing in the anthologies FIRST KISS (THEN TELL), KISSES FROM HELL, & DEAR BULLY.

Author Page

"Rules should always be bent, if not broken. It's the only way to have any fun."

--ALYSON NOËL, Evermore

What's Next for Alyson Noel?

A new YA (young adult) series, UNRIVALED, in stores summer 2016. KISS MY WISH, a MG (middle grade) novel, in stores fall 2016!

"You should never fast-forward into the future. Because every time you do, you rob yourself of the journey, the present moment, which, in the end, is all there really is."

--ALYSON NOËL, Blue Moon

With over 8 New York Times bestsellers in 2 years, and over 6 million copies in print, her books have been translated into 37 languages, sold in over 50 countries, and have made the New York Times, USA Today, Publishers Weekly, Wall Street Journal, LA Times, NCIBA, and Walmart bestsellers lists, and have won numerous awards such as: the National Reader's Choice Award, NYLA Book of Winter Award, NYPL Stuff for the Teenage, TeenReads Best Books of 2007, Reviewer's Choice 2007 Top Ten, appeared on the CBS Early Show's "Give the Gift of Reading" segment, and selected for Seventeen Magazine's "Hot List" and Beach Book Club Pick.

"We are not defined by our things. It's not the clothes that we wear, the cars that we drive, the art we acquire--it's not where we live--but how we live that defines us."

"You can't escape karma ... It is what it is. It doesn't judge, it's neither good nor bad like most people think. It's the result of all the actions, positive and negative--a constant balancing act of events--cause and effect--tit for tat--reaping and sowing--what goes around comes around ... However you phrase it, it's the same in the end."

--ALYSON NOËL, Shadowland

Chosen as one of OC Metro magazine's "20 Women to Watch," she's been nominated for the Orange County Business Journal's "Women in Business Awards" as well as their "Excellence in Entrepreneurship" award. Her adult novel, FLY ME TO THE MOON, was optioned by Ridley Scott's, Scott Free Productions, with Sharon Maguire (Bridget Jones' Diary) set to write and direct, and all 4 books in THE SOUL SEEKERS series has been optioned by Cheyenne Enterprises.

Born and raised in Orange County, California, she's lived in both Mykonos and Manhattan and is now settled in Southern California where she's working on her next book.

"Most people live their whole lives without ever noticing what's directly in front of them."

--ALYSON NOËL, Evermore

Links to the Author

Echo: Soul Seekers, Book 2

UNABRIDGED

by Alyson Noël

Narrated by Brittany Pressley

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Reviewed: 9/9/13

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