Tuesday 12 May 2015

Release Day Blitz and Review ~ ECHO (Black Lotus #2) by EK Blair

Book Description:

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.

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Our Review:

Reviewed by Donna ~ 5 stars
**ARC received for an honest review**

“You didn’t break me. You can’t break something that was already broken.”

This is probably going to be the shortest review that I have ever written. The whole book is a spoiler so guess what...I cannot say a bloody thing without giving something away. EK Blair certainly knows how to make a bloggers job ten times more difficult.

The whole vibe of this book is very different from BANG and this is a good thing. We finally get to see a totally different side to Elizabeth, a more human side, but that is not to say the other Elizabeth is not hidden underneath, we just don’t get to see that as much in this book, but I have high hopes for her. After the ending of BANG it was hard to see how she could not be affected by BANG’s events but knowing how cold and sterile she was throughout BANG nothing would have surprised me.

“The agony is too much, so I wail in a torturous breathlessness. My heart, splintering, ripping apart, takes on a new meaning of misery, creating an emotion that never existed before this very moment, but it’s too much. I can’t bear it, but I feel its birth inside of me.”

Dare I say it...I actually felt sorry for Elizabeth, I couldn’t help it...many a tear fell for her during this book and I mean a lot of tears. There is something about seeing someone so open and vulnerable that cannot help but tug at the heart strings despite their cold hearted alter ego. Nina for all intents and purposes was a villain in BANG, I am sure we were not meant to hate her, but at times I could not help it, but I always had felt sorry for her too, her past determined who she became and I couldn’t help but always revert back to her earlier memories of the princess that she was when she was with her father. Through some truly amazing, magical words EK Blair manages to seemingly do the impossible.

“The fire in me is gone. Only ash and embers remain. Echoes and shadows. Darkness and death.”

ECHO is one fantastic read, we may have had a long wait but let me tell every second of that wait was worth it...so worth it. This book is once again a total mind fuck. If you are like me and read quickly you will probably need to read this twice. The first time to get to the end to find out what happens and then the second time a slow read to pick up all the little breadcrumbs that EK Blair litters throughout this book. There are still many things that need to be revealed but at least we got a few answers to others in this book.

“Destroyed. Humiliated. And in a sick way...loved.”

This book is emotional; you will run through a plethora of them, heart stopping, jaw dropping emotions together with some heart wrenching and heart breaking moments. It is hard to convey just how hard of a book this was to read, emotionally. I ran the gamut; I had no option but to berate EK Blair throughout reading this but at the end I couldn’t help but sit back and admire the greatness of the book that I had just devoured.

“But my truth is so ugly.”

This book is powerful, expressive, breath-taking, visceral, haunting, debilitating, sensitive, intense, honest, profound, manipulative, desperate, and riveting and just one hell of a darn good read. I sincerely bow down to EK Blair’s greatness. This bubbly larger than life author that I had the pleasure of meeting last year somehow has this twisted, dark, sinister alter ego residing somewhere inside her head with the main aim of destroying us the reader. Seriously though, I love this side to her, I remember way back when I first stumbled across her first book Fading, that book spoke to me just by the cover and it is one book that I have never regretted picking up. I have yet to read a bad book from EK Blair, no matter the subject her words captivate me, enchant me and keep me reading from first to last word. I cannot wait for HUSH, I seriously need it like yesterday, but once again I am willing to wait, after all perfection cannot be rushed and this book, was just that...PERFECT!!

“Sometimes, for some people, the fairytale only exists in death.”

Buy Links:

Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/1RAeIIE
Amazon US: http://amzn.to/1H1Ahtq
iBooks: Coming Soon


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