Echo (Soul Seekers Series #2)

Echo (Soul Seekers Series #2)

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by Alyson Noël
     
 

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"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

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"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!

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Editorial Reviews

Kindle & Me

The world-building in Fated is fantastic. …The plot is amazing and the rich Native American history along with the supernatural elements of the book, just made it even better...Fated is a story of pure magic--breathtaking and wonderful, all at once.
Romantic Times (Top Pick!) on Fated

With fantastic characters and an amazing plot, Fated will suck you in and leave you breathless.Noël is a master with words...with passion and thrills around each corner, this book is a must read.
Maximum Shelf on Fated Shelf Awareness

Readers will feel the pull of Daire's quest just as forcefully as Daire herself does, and will count the days until the release of Echo.
Deseret News on Fated

A fast and enjoyable read...with some very unique plot twists and balance among the romance, conflict and family relationships.
Booklist on Fated

Two boys, one light and one dark, factor heavily into the intriguing, twisting story line, which is sure to draw Noël's numerous fans.
The Story Siren on Fated

Another captivating series from Alyson Noël. Fated did an excellent job setting up everything for the next books in the series. ...I'm really looking forward to seeing where this series goes!
The Reading Date on Fated

Fated reads very well and the descriptions set the scene perfectly. Noel takes the time to set the story up right so it never feels rushed or that any details were missing. ...I'm glad there's not too long to wait for the sequel - Echo is due out in November of this year.
Dark Readers

If you're looking for a new series to get stuck into "The Soul Seekers" is out of this world.
Love

I found myself unable to put this book down, completely captivated by the narration and the beautifully crafted world. It was a refreshing YA fantasy with new elements I've never before.
Alternative Worlds on Fated

A superb thriller. The key to this absorbing tale is the heroine who makes the Noël mythos seem genuine as she enters the underworld while wondering who she can trust. Filled with twists, this is a winning opening act.
Once Upon A Twilight on Fated

This book has it all--magick, spookiness, cute boys, a little romance, danger, fun and light-hearted moments, some mystery, and there's even good/evil twins (cute ones, too!) What more can you ask for? I am very intrigued by this new world that Alyson has created, and I cannot wait to read more about Daire and her friends in the future.
Cover Analysis on Fated

Noël has surpassed all of my exceptions with a new world filled with magick, trust, and love. . . . It just mesmerizes me how [she] can create a world filled with fast-pacing, heart-breaking plots along with awesome characters and such a magical world.
Flamingnet on Fated

I loved this book. All the characters were beautifully developed including some of the minor characters. . . I for one had high expectations of this book because of Evermore and Fated defiantly met those standards.
Tales of the Inner Book Fanatic on Fated

Fated was absolutely original in its own way! From the vivid descriptions to the spiritual world the author, Alyson Noël, has cleverly created, I was so intrigued and stunned by this book that I can't wait to see where Noël takes this series to because she sure as hell has a winner right here!
Thirteen Days Later on Fated

This novel is something different than anything I've encountered. Fated has a rich mythology, full of spirit animals, spirit journeys, fate, soul-seeking, and of course, good and evil.
Romantic Times (Top Pick!)

With fantastic characters and an amazing plot,Fated will suck you in and leave you breathless.Noël is a master with words…with passion and thrills around each corner, this book is a must read.
Kindle & Me on Fated

The world-building in Fated is fantastic. ...The plot is amazing and the rich Native American history along with the supernatural elements of the book, just made it even better...Fated is a story of pure magic--breathtaking and wonderful, all at once.
Young Adult Books Central

Daire and Dace's chemistry is intense and sizzling. Whenever they are by each other, sparks fly. And the other characters add flavor to this highly addictive read. I couldn't put this book down!
New Mexico Style

Alyson Noël paints a magical New Mexican landscape.
LA Times

Noël does a terrific job of slowly unspooling secrets and motivations with writing that is both charismatic and spunky.
teen reader from Kentucky for Justine magazine Janet

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. Next book please!
teen reader from NY for Justine magazine Anna

An adventurous page-turner. Dreams and reality bleed into each other in this dangerous and edgy romance. Another home run series for Alyson Noël!
teen reader from Florida for Justine magazine Catherine

Emotional, fast-paced, romantic. I love Alyson Noël's lushly descriptive writing -I could hear the beating of the crow's wings, feel the blue-eyed boy's embrace and smell Paloma's coffee in this new Soul Seekers series.
Night Owl Reviews (4.5 Stars- Top Pick!)

Daire and her boyfriend Dace are back to restore the balance of good and evil after saving her grandmother and her soul. Dace is deliciously yummy, and if I say so myself, so is his evil brother Cade. It's a bit more fast paced than Fated was, and it's setting up the series to have longevity. If only it wasn't so long again until the next installment!
VOYA - Lindsay Grattan
The second book in the Soul Seekers series begins with Daire Santos and her boyfriend, Dace, working to figure out how to keep the evil Richters, a family of sorcerers, from corrupting their small town in New Mexico and beyond. Daire learns from her grandmother, Paloma, that she is a Seeker, and it is her destiny to use her inherited powers to destroy evil. One problem standing in her way is that her boyfriend is a split soul, and it is his twin brother, Cade, who they must battle against, as Dace is the good part of the soul and Cade is the evil part. To complicate matters, Cade reveals to his brother and Daire that Dace is the Echo of him, which means that the twins have the ability to feed off of each other’s powers. The more good Dace does, the more Cade can use that energy to do evil. The fictional town of Enchantment, New Mexico sets the stage for this engrossing tale of good and evil, magic, love, and sorcery. Daire is a worthy heroine, and makes her way between the otherworlds fearlessly. The suspense of the story primarily lies with the split soul of brothers Dace and Cade, and the reader will eagerly anticipate the way this situation resolves itself. Will good overcome evil? What sacrifices will need to be made? The author draws the reader into this conflict with ease, and deftly weaves modern-day life--cell phones and teenage angst--with ancient customs and folklore. This is a wonderful recommendation for readers of fantasy. Ages 12 to 18.
Kirkus Reviews
Far more romance than paranormal, this second installment of the Soul Seekers series finds its supernaturally endowed young couple struggling to gain enough strength to defeat their demonic foe. Daire loves Dace, despite the fact that Dace is the twin of the completely evil Cade. Dace qualifies as a love interest because his soul is the polar opposite of his brother's. Daire's grandmother continues to teach her how to be a paranormal Seeker; now that Daire and Dace are 16, their powers are emerging. Together and separately they fight, usually losing, against Cade, who is corrupting the Lowerworld, where spirit animals live. As Cade has the ability to transform into a fearsome demon that Daire and Dace insist on fighting before they are remotely strong enough to win, the Lowerworld seems doomed. Despite the paranormal window dressing, this is a full-on romance novel, utilizing standard conventions of the genre. Virtually every character possesses an odd name. Sex scenes steam. Emotional hyperbole runs rampant. Noël's sentence fragments and one-line paragraphs stand out most, rendering her writing clichéd to an eye-rolling extent. When written in common English usage, however, the narrative flows. Noël uses her New Mexico setting to weave in Native American mythology such as spirit animals and skinwalking. An intriguing story, but for confirmed romance fans only. (Paranormal romance. 14 & up)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312575663
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
11/13/2012
Series:
Soul Seekers Series, #2
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
140,072
Product dimensions:
8.20(w) x 5.40(h) x 1.10(d)
Lexile:
880L (what's this?)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

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