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Friday, April 26, 2013

Review & Giveaway: Echo by Alicia Wright Brewster

Title: Echo 
Author: Alicia Wright Brewster  
Publication: April 25th 2013
Publisher: Dragonfairy Press 
Genre: YA Sci-Fi

Audience: 14+


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 Thoughts: This story had me interested from the the first sentence. Ashara was supposed to be enjoying time with her family and relaxing until the end of the world came. "Ten days, four hours, twenty-one minutes." Instead she is pulled into a world she had didn't know she belonged to and had not received the proper training for. 

Ashara is the type of female lead that I love. She is strong, values family, and has a haunting past. Ashara is determined to do her part in saving the world. Even if that means she must die. Even though Ashara is not sure she should be apart of the Ethereal task force she works hard to learn her role and harness her power. 

Alicia Wright Brewster has created a fast paced, action packed story that will keep you on pens and needles till the very end. It is easy to connect with the characters and each one is important to the story and very memorable. Sci-fi and YA lovers a like will delight in this read. 

Author Bio:
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. 

Giveaway: There are two giveaways. The first is for an (1) ebook copy of Echo. The second is the Tour grand prize. (1st prize) A print or ebook + $25 bookstore e-gift card; and (2nd prize) A print or ebook + $10 bookstore e-gift card. Both giveaways are open internationally. Please use the rafflecopter forms below to enter. 

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  1. Hi, Ashna! Thank you for hosting my tour today.

  2. wuahhh the book sound really good .. i will put it on my list for the next month ..

  3. I'm excited to read this book. I love strong female lead characters. The more action there is in a book the more I tend to enjoy it.