Thursday, May 14, 2015

Book Review: Echo by Ek Blair

Series: Black Lotus Series, #2
Author: Ek Blair
It's been said the longest echo ever measured lasted 75 seconds, but I can assure you, this will last much longer. The bang deafened the world around me, muting everything into nullity, allowing the reflection of its destruction to live far beyond its intended life. 

It will follow me forever, destroying me—destroying you.

You want answers? 

So do I.

Ok....Ek Blair is nothing short of BRILLIANT.

So, to explain what happened during this book is impossible. I cannot even begin to tell you HOW it made me feel and WHAT it made me feel. We know with Bang, it was one roller coaster ride of a mind-fuck. It was crazy, mind blowing and mind numbing.....straight crazy, but amazing. I had feelings with Bang that I have never had with any other book. I had to walk away, but I didn't want to stop reading. It was my first dark read and I enjoyed it immensely, and I was shocked. You can read my review here: BANG.

Blair has such a love affair with words....she regularly posts #WordPorn on her Instagram account....and it's really neat. Well, she is no different in her books. Her words flow uninhibited, her books are a masterful use of words and this one just permeates your soul. DEEP. This book was phenomenal and I couldn't stop reading it. I didn't want to put it down! I devoured it and clung to every word she wrote. She has this amazing ability to immerse you, the reader, into the world she is creating and make you feel everything going on. It was powerful. It was deep. It was harsh. But it was amazing.

The ending left me in a frenzy. This is what the ending did to me:

My mind was racing, my heart was pumping and I was in a complete state of shock! WOW!!! I am not a cliffhanger lover....not by any means, but I can honestly say that her books are so deep and intricate that I can't possibly forget the story, so that makes the cliffhanger a little easier to handle. There is no way you can forget her words, her stories....but, still? Amazing. Massive chills running up and down my spine.....even when I ran out to tell my husband what I had just read, I got the chills all over again!

When I say amazing, that doesn't even tip the iceberg. Phenomenal might begin to describe it, but I feel that word isn't even BIG enough for this book.

I was asked if Echo was better than Bang. Honestly? Bang and Echo are in a league of their own. Better than? I don't know.....Bang messed me up, but Echo freaked me out! This book gave me some answers that I needed, but it also led to so many more questions. I am so excited to read Hush.

*An ARC was provided in exchange for an honest review*

BANG is on sale for $.99 as well:


USA Today bestselling author and International Amazon bestselling author, E.K. Blair takes her readers on an emotional roller coaster with her FADING series. A former first grade teacher with an imagination that runs wild. Daydreaming and zoning out is how she was often found in high school. Blair tends to drift towards everything dark and moody. Give her a character and she will take pleasure in breaking them down, digging into their core to find what lies underneath.

Aside from writing, E.K. Blair finds pleasure in music, drinking her Starbucks in peace, and spending time with her friends. She's a thinker, an artist, a wife, a mom, and everything in between.

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