Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Review: ECHO Academy by Christina Bauer with Giveaway!

ECHO Academy

by Christina Bauer

Dimension Drift #2
Monster House Books
April 28th 2020
YA Dystopian, Fantasy

“Christina Bauer has a gift with sucking you into a story and not letting go until the final sentence is over. This was one of those stories.” – The Book Herald 
Our heroine Meimi Archer has been assigned to attend ECHO Academy. There, the evil Headmaster believes that Meimi will help the government conquer other dimensions.
But Meimi and her friends have some very different ideas. They’re starting a revolution.
That is, if the Headmaster doesn’t find out and murder them first. 
“If you like books set in a dystopian futuristic society then you are going to LOVE Alien Minds.” – The Avid Reader


Packed to the gills, this is a read which grabs and races forward, leaving the reader on the edge of their seat until the very end.

Meimi now attends ECHO Academy, where the Headmaster plans to use her and her friends for his evil plot. That's not what bothers Meimi. Her boyfriend, Thorne, has been forced to the Exile Void, a place where she supposedly can't reach him. Not that something like that can stop Meimi, especially with her two friends backing her up. Meanwhile, Thorne is busy with his father, who wants to take Meimi as his own wife to secure his hold on the throne. And that's just the beginning.

While this is the second book in the series, it slips in after the others have already been released. It fills in several questions, which still were left unanswered and definitely adds to the characters and plot. Especially the plot. There is so much going on in this book, that there isn't a chance to get bored. Each plot has more underlying plots, creating an extremely complicated, woven web. Secrets abound, and the answers hold even more surprises than first appears. Simple is simply not the word for this book. And this makes an exciting read, which rounds off the series in the most unexpected ways.

I would not recommend reading this book as a stand-alone, since it does smooth out the plot holes and jumps from the rest of the books. But then, this is an exciting series all around, and not one that should be missed.

And here she is...
Christina Bauer thinks that fantasy books are like bacon: they just make life better. All of which is why she writes romance novels that feature demons, dragons, wizards, witches, elves, elementals, and a bunch of random stuff that she brainstorms while riding the Boston T. Oh, and she includes lots of humor and kick-ass chicks, too.
Christina graduated from Syracuse University’s Newhouse School with BA’s in English along with Television, Radio, and Film Production. She lives in Newton, MA with her husband, son, and semi-insane golden retriever, Ruby.
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1 comment:

Giselle said...

Thanks for hosting today! This sounds really action packed and entertaining through the end!