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Echo (Soul Seekers) Hardcover – November 13, 2012

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Daire Santos has saved her grandmother and is more determined than ever to destroy the evil Richter clan, but she must first learn more about her powers. Second in the Soul Seekers series after Fated (2012), this sophomore title both propels the plot and action yet also allows slumping to occur via a lack of deeper characterization of the main players. Daire and love interest Dace, the “light” twin of his evil brother, Cade, alternate chapter point of view while clinging to each other as they face down the potential destruction of the world. New characters are introduced, most notably one named Phyre, whose intentions are unclear until almost the very end. The healthy depictions of sex here are a welcome departure from many YA books, which tend to either entirely avoid or negatively dramatize teen sexuality. However, Noël’s unfortunate tendency toward sentence fragments and unnecessary character thoughts that tell the reader what is happening, rather than allowing them to figure it out, detract from the story’s momentum. A powerhouse ending sets the scene for the final book to come. Grades 8-11. --Julie Trevelyan


“Daire and her boyfriend Dace are back to restore the balance of good and evil after saving her grandmother and her soul. Dace is deliciously yummy, and if I say so myself, so is his evil brother Cade. It's a bit more fast paced than Fated was, and it's setting up the series to have longevity. If only it wasn't so long again until the next installment!” ―Night Owl Reviews (4.5 Stars- Top Pick!)

“Noël uses her New Mexico setting to weave in Native American mythology such as spirit animals and skinwalking. An intriguing story.” ―Kirkus Reviews

“Daire and Dace's chemistry is intense and sizzling. Whenever they are by each other, sparks fly. And the other characters add flavor to this highly addictive read. I couldn't put this book down!” ―Young Adult Books Central

“Alyson Noël paints a magical New Mexican landscape.” ―New Mexico Style

“Noël does a terrific job of slowly unspooling secrets and motivations with writing that is both charismatic and spunky.” ―LA Times

“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. Next book please!” ―Janet, teen reader from Kentucky for Justine magazine

An adventurous page-turner. Dreams and reality bleed into each other in this dangerous and edgy romance. Another home run series for Alyson Noël!” ―Anna, teen reader from NY for Justine magazine

Emotional, fast-paced, romantic. I love Alyson Noël's lushly descriptive writing –I could hear the beating of the crow's wings, feel the blue-eyed boy's embrace and smell Paloma's coffee in this new Soul Seekers series.” ―Catherine, teen reader from Florida for Justine magazine

“With fantastic characters and an amazing plot,Fated will suck you in and leave you breathless.Noël is a master with words…with passion and thrills around each corner, this book is a must read.” ―Romantic Times (Top Pick!)

“Atmospheric and enjoyable...Noël'smany fans will be eager to find out what happens next.” ―Publishers Weekly on Fated

“Readers will feel the pull of Daire's quest just as forcefully as Daire herself does, and will count the days until the release of Echo.” ―Shelf Awareness, Maximum Shelf

“A fast and enjoyable read...with some very unique plot twists and balance among the romance, conflict and family relationships.” ―Deseret News on Fated

“Two boys, one light and one dark, factor heavily into the intriguing, twisting story line, which is sure to draw Noël's numerous fans.” ―Booklist on Fated

“Another captivating series from Alyson Noël. Fated did an excellent job setting up everything for the next books in the series. ...I'm really looking forward to seeing where this series goes!” ―The Story Siren on Fated

Fated reads very well and the descriptions set the scene perfectly. Noel takes the time to set the story up right so it never feels rushed or that any details were missing. ...I'm glad there's not too long to wait for the sequel - Echo is due out in November of this year.” ―The Reading Date on Fated

“If you're looking for a new series to get stuck into "The Soul Seekers" is out of this world.” ―Dark Readers

“I found myself unable to put this book down, completely captivated by the narration and the beautifully crafted world. It was a refreshing YA fantasy with new elements I’ve never before.” ―Love, Literature, Art and Reason on Fated

“A superb thriller. The key to this absorbing tale is the heroine who makes the Noël mythos seem genuine as she enters the underworld while wondering who she can trust. Filled with twists, this is a winning opening act.” ―Alternative Worlds on Fated

“This book has it all―magick, spookiness, cute boys, a little romance, danger, fun and light-hearted moments, some mystery, and there's even good/evil twins (cute ones, too!) What more can you ask for? I am very intrigued by this new world that Alyson has created, and I cannot wait to read more about Daire and her friends in the future.” ―Once Upon A Twilight on Fated

“Noël has surpassed all of my exceptions with a new world filled with magick, trust, and love. . . . It just mesmerizes me how [she] can create a world filled with fast-pacing, heart-breaking plots along with awesome characters and such a magical world.” ―Cover Analysis on Fated

“I loved this book. All the characters were beautifully developed including some of the minor characters. . . I for one had high expectations of this book because of Evermore and Fated defiantly met those standards.” ―Flamingnet on Fated

“The world-building in Fated is fantastic. ...The plot is amazing and the rich Native American history along with the supernatural elements of the book, just made it even better...Fated is a story of pure magic--breathtaking and wonderful, all at once.” ―Kindle & Me on Fated

Fated was absolutely original in its own way! From the vivid descriptions to the spiritual world the author, Alyson Noël, has cleverly created, I was so intrigued and stunned by this book that I can't wait to see where Noël takes this series to because she sure as hell has a winner right here!” ―Tales of the Inner Book Fanatic

“This novel is something different than anything I've encountered. Fated has a rich mythology, full of spirit animals, spirit journeys, fate, soul-seeking, and of course, good and evil.” ―Thirteen Days Later on Fated


Product Details

  • Age Range: 12 - 18 years
  • Series: Soul Seekers (Book 2)
  • Hardcover: 352 pages
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin (November 13, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0312664877
  • ISBN-13: 978-0312664879
  • Product Dimensions: 5.7 x 1.2 x 8.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (75 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,056,877 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Alyson Noël is the #1 New York Times best selling, award-winning, author of 23 novels including: FAKING 19, ART GEEKS AND PROM QUEENS, LAGUNA COVE, FLY ME TO THE MOON, KISS & BLOG, SAVING ZOË, CRUEL SUMMER, FOREVER SUMMER (a LAGUNA COVE/CRUEL SUMMER 2-in1), KEEPING SECRETS (FAKING 19/SAVING ZOE 2-in-1), THE IMMORTALS series: EVERMORE, BLUE MOON, SHADOWLAND, DARK FLAME, NIGHT STAR, EVERLASTING; THE IMMORTALS spin-off, RILEY BLOOM series: RADIANCE, SHIMMER, DREAMLAND, WHISPER; The SOUL SEEKERS: FATED, ECHO, MYSTIC, HORIZON; with short stories apearing in the anthologies: FIRST KISS (THEN TELL), KISSES FROM HELL, & DEAR BULLY. She is currently working on a new series YA series, UNRIVALED, in stores 05.10.16, and a new MG, KISS MY WISH, in stores 12.13.16.

With over 8 New York Times bestsellers in 2 years, and over 7 million copies in print, her books have been translated into 37 languages, sold in over 50 countries, and have made the New York Times, USA Today, Publishers Weekly, Wall Street Journal, LA Times, NCIBA, Walmart, and numerous international bestsellers lists. And have won numerous awards such as: the National Reader's Choice Award, NYLA Book of Winter Award, NYPL Stuff for the Teenage, TeenReads Best Books of 2007, Reviewer's Choice 2007 Top Ten, appeared on the CBS Early Show's "Give the Gift of Reading" segment, and selected for Seventeen Magazine's "Hot List" and Beach Book Club Pick.

The dramatic rights for all 6 books in THE IMMORTALS series optioned by producers Gil Adler (Constantine, Valkyrie) and Jason Rosenberg; All 4 books in THE SOUL SEEKERS series were optioned for film by Cheyenne Enterprises and Traziende Films; her stand alone novel, SAVING ZOE, optioned by producer/actresses Ellen Marano, Vanessa Marano (Switched at Birth), Laura Marano (Austin & Ally) with Jeffrey G Hunt (Vampire Diaries) directing; and her adult novel, FLY ME TO THE MOON, optioned by Ridley Scott's, Scott Free Productions, with Sharon Maguire (Bridget Jones' Diary) set to write and direct.

Born and raised in Orange County, California, she's lived in both Mykonos and Manhattan and is now settled in Southern California where she's working on her next book.

Photo by Nancy Villere.

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

Format: Hardcover
See more of my reviews sooner on The YA Kitten! My copy was an ARC given to me for review by the publisher.

I had a feeling Noel's Soul Seeker series would get better with time and it seems that hunch was somewhat on the mark for once! Though the series could still see some improvement in its characterization and overall writing mechanics, I genuinely enjoyed Echo and found myself lost in Daire's world more often than I did while reading Fated a few months ago.

The further development of Daire's world and exploration of the prophecy both Daire and Dace are having nightmares about drives the story from beginning to end and made the novel hard to put down. Moral dilemmas, fun friends, and more info on Dace's side of the world were everywhere. There was even sex! I like sex in YA. There should be more. If only they could have it freely instead of being barred from it because it makes evil more powerful... Why can't sex be sex and not a tool of evil, especially one that creates a plot hole later in the novel?

The darker turn Daire and Dace's characters take over the course of the novel is fantastic. Though their relationship and love for one another, the driving force behind their changes, have no depth or realism, it's very easy to suspend disbelief and get caught up as both of them consider breaking all the rules in order to save the world and defeat Cade. Unfortunately, Daire's development is robbed of its momentum too quickly; killing Cade is initially against the rules and presents a moral dilemma, but her ancestor later okays it and the morality of killing him becomes null and void. Dace's, however, comes full circle and contributes to one hell of an ending.
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By MariaBav on November 22, 2012
Format: Hardcover
`Wow' is the only word I can think of to describe this book. Alyson Noel has done it yet again!

The second book in the series doesn't fail to impress - it is a stunning story line that can capture anyone's attention. By reading the blurb of the book and the line `...but first she must make an unthinkable sacrifice,' that had me engaged straight away and I had no doubt that whatever this sacrifice was, it was going to be one to remember, and I was right.

Throughout the book we begin to read about Daire growing as a person into whom she is suppose to be, the Seeker. At the end she shows courage and strength which I really admired in her. But also Dace grows and we read from his point of view, which I feel is effective in revealing him as a person by his thoughts, weaknesses and strengths.

When reading this book you'll notice there is talk about snow, and with it being on the cover of the book it soon becomes clear that it is important to the story. Without revealing too much I'll just say that it becomes iconic and plays a big part in the story.

However the only thing I feel that could have been included is that the character Cade could have been involved a bit more because I feel that I haven't really got to know him that well, only through what we read from the other characters. So personally I think it would be effective in looking at things from his point of view to understand him better.

Overall I can not criticize this book at all, has everything you'd want, the ending itself I absolutely loved - it blew me away! Very much looking forward to Mystic!
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4 Stars
Ok this one has me thinking how did they make two more books with the way this one ended?! It also has me saying WTF MAN! This was so much better than book one! It was a little faster which was great! We get more POVs which is even better! And a few new characters to toss into the fold. The story of good vs. evil is brought to its peak and at then end we are unsure of who is still living, who is dead, and what will be in books three and four! This one will leave you screaming NOOOOOOOOOO!

"*I received a copy of this book for free to review, this in no way influenced my review, all opinions are 100% honest and my own."
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As always I finished the first book and jumped right to the second one. That's why I actually wrote this review first and after the first book review.

In that 10 minutes when I made myself some tea, wrote my mom a text saying : Good night, And switching one book for another I thought of everything I wanted to see in this book. And my 10 minute expectations were really rewarded.

This book had everything: romance, action, maybe even too much of both. And the most awesome ending ever!!! Just as I would like to see every book end, everybody dies, no more question what's after. And because I bought all three books together, I was like WTH??? The ending is perfect, why write a third book? And debating for an hour after finishing Echo if I should read Mystic. But as always I thought, okay, I will read it. (and now I just found out that there is fourth book coming out in November, so I again said that gotta be interesting!)

Back to the second book. I really liked it, even loved it. And I do hope that those who will choose to read it will like it too. But you will definately ask me why, right? Because if you have read Fated, trust me this one is even better. It has everything to take your mind off your problems, and Alyson's style just sucks you into the book. Which is just what you need sometimes. You experience every feeling of the characters. And the best of all? You get to know Cade, not very good of course, because he is absent for the good part of the book, but isn't it awesome to get to know his psychotic plans??? I say sure it is. Because every book needs a psychotic character in it. But Cade tops all of them!!!

I guess I should stop writing this review now, bevause what I want to tell you will definately spoil the whole excitement which this book gives its reader. So, if you did get interested in this book, just go and grab your copy and enjoy it. Happy Reading, and of course don't forget to leave comments!!! :)))
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