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Review: Echo by Alyson Noël

Back in December, I reviewed Fated, the first book in this series. So when I saw Echo at Barnes and Noble, I immediately picked it up and bought it. I didn’t let it go (just ask my mom) and kept it in my purse until I finished. And now I’m super excited to present…

Echo by Alyson Noël

 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?

This is the second book of the Soul Seekers series.
Age: 12 years and up

Review: 5 stars
Oh my God. Oh my God. That was literally the only thing running through my head when I finished the book. If you thought that this book was going to answer all of the questions Fated left, you were wrong. It answers a lot of those questions, but leaves countless others in its wake.
Daire is still stubborn and thick-headed, but everything she does is with good intentions. Dace does everything with good intentions too, but most of the times I wanted to beat his head and tell him that he was wrong!
In Fated, most of the time it was Daire’s head I wanted to beat for all of the choices she made, but in Echo it was obvious she grew and matured. Her choices were better and she had a better grasp on her powers and purpose.
On the other hand, Dace seemed to make more mistakes and choose the worst option, and one of his choices specifically left me screaming at him NOT TO DO IT. Did he listen? Of course not, he’s a character in a book. But still, I wanted him to see the mistake he was making and not make it.
Cade is still a complete and total jerk, but we see more of him here and more of his motives, etc. He’s the antagonist and I hate him, especially for what Dace decided to do because of him.
There’s a lot in this book, just like with Fated, that confuses you until the last second. That’s great, because it left me turning the page to figure out what the heck it meant, but it was also frustrating because it kept me turning the page to figure out what the heck it meant.
And the ending. OH MY GOD, the ending. What? What?!?! I am impatiently waiting for the third and final book in the series, Mystic, to see what’s going to happen. Because, seriously. The ending is going to shock the pants off of you.
I recommend this for people who enjoyed Fated (duh) and who love strong-willed heroines and love that you just can’t help put your faith in. Oh, and evil and action and magic and a bunch of other stuff that leaves you with your mouth hanging open and shut like a fish.


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