Series: Soul Seekers # 2
Genre: Young Adult-Fantasy/Paranormal
Author: Alyson Noel
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Release Date: November 13, 2012
Book: FC sent by publisher
"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!"
Now, diving deeper into her destiny, I found this book quite intriguing. While the first book is filled with lots of information, in this story, we get more answers.
What I loved most about this story is the great back round history. The reader is informed more of Daire and what she is meant to do. Each chapter reveals more of what she is too become as well as the twins, Dace and Cade. The battle between them is raging and I KNOW it's only a matter of time. The author did a great job in giving the reader a dive into deep emotions. I love a good story that brings my heart soaring, then gasping, then hurting. Call me crazy, but a book with overflowing feelings makes me connect to the characters on a whole new level.
The love interest didn't quite go as I wanted it to. Is it still strained? YES! I want them to have peace, but I also understand that both of them have important parts to play before they can have they peace. Of course, everything is falling in their way as well. One minute their fighting together and the next, their falling apart. Though it did annoy me a bit, I'm hoping the next book will be lighter on my heart.
Echo is a seemingly fantastic story! Engrossing in drama, the story is written well and never lacking. If you love a good story that has great world building, Echo is for you!
I give it 4 BITES!