My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Source: Kindle Scout program
Genre: NA Fantasy/Romance
Book Description: Her voice could unleash a war.
Twenty-three-year-old Echo del Toro doesn't know about the bride-choosing festivities the tyrannical Prince of Nyth has planned--until she's taken from her home by five armed soldiers. She's led under the cover of a magically produced storm to an opulent compound to join hundreds of girls, each vying to be chosen as the next Queen of Nyth.
As she plays the charade of falling in love with the Prince, Echo realizes three terrifying truths: He is hungry for her song-magic, he has a secret plot to dethrone his father, and he is not wholly unlikeable.
Faced with the strongest dark magician in centuries, Echo must know when to let her voice fly and when to hold her tongue, or she'll find herself caught in the lasting notes of a song that can't be unsung.
My thoughts: A fantastical world full of magic and tyrant King fill the pages of this book. Echo is a spell caster. She can create magic by her song. She is powerful but has tried to hide her talent because it is illegal. She scrapes by for herself and her sister until the Prince's men come and take her to the royal compound to vie to become the Prince's wife.
I voted for this book on Kindle Scout and received a copy of the book after it was selected. I am glad that it won because this book is wonderful. Elana Johnson created a picture in my mind of the characters and corrupt society. I have enjoyed every book I have read of hers and this one didn't disappoint me.
This book looks at loyalty, corruption, revolt, love, and remaining true to oneself. It contains violence and fade to black situations. I would let my teenagers read it.
About the Author: (taken from Goodreads) I am the author of the POSSESSION series, which includes novels POSSESSION, SURRENDER, and ABANDON, as well as short stories REGRET (ebook only) and RESIST (free here on Goodreads).
ELEVATED and SOMETHING ABOUT LOVE, YA contemporary romances in verse are both out now.
My next futuristic fantasy series includes ELEMENTAL RUSH (novella), ELEMENTAL HUNGER (novel), and ELEMENTAL RELEASE (novella). All are available now!
My next YA sci-fi series, The Rift Walkers, will be published by Jolly Fish Press in Fall 2016 and Spring 2017. My full-length adult contemporary romance debut is coming from Cleis Press in 2016.
I also write Christian Western romances under the pen name Liz Isaacson. Go here to check out what books I have out in this exciting genre!https://www.goodreads.com/author/list...
In between all the smiling, I blog for the League of Extraordinary Writers and help to organize WriteOnCon.
I also teach, watch reality TV, and drive too fast.
Visit elanajohnson.blogspot.com to keep up with book happenings. Email me at email@example.com -- I love hearing from readers.