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

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:
144,680
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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