Echo Among Stars by JoAnna S. Morris
I was lucky enough to be given a review copy by the author in exchange for an honest review!
"Would you risk everything you thought you knew about yourself if it meant saving everyone you love?
In this thrilling debut novel, sixteen-year-old Eden Huntleigh and her family live within the district of Empyrean. Under the rule of The Renegades, and their tyrant leader Cesar, every aspect of life is controlled. Streets are patrolled by humanoid Enforcers. Necessities are rationed. Disobedience is not tolerated.
When Eden receives an omen, and joins a group of Rebels led by the alluring Leo Dillon, her life begins to unravel.
Just as the Rebels are beginning to understand what they are capable of Cesar has kidnapped their families forcing them to strike before they are ready. Once inside the Empyrean palace they discover the horror of what they are truly facing. Does Eden have what it takes to be the legend she was destined to be? Ready or not she's about to find out."
I was really happy when JoAnna approached us to review her book. From the synopsis, I knew instantly that I would love it, and I did.
The story starts and immediately takes off. There was no point where you were like: oh, this is going rather slow, because the story moved really fast, drawing your attention and always keeping you guessing. I think that's what I loved most about the book, that you never knew whom to trust.
The characters are really likeable as well. Eden is a strong heroine that gets thrown into a war she had no intention or participating, but ends up in anyway. Plus, once her family and friends are in danger, she does everything to get them back. And I love that about a heroine. Plus, we also get to see her softer side when she's interacting with Leo.
Oh, now Leo. Leo is great! The way he leads this group of kids that all didn't really know what they were getting themselves into is perfectly done. Plus, the way he interacts with Eden and tries to make her feel comfortable in this group is amazing as well. Plus, he doesn't take bull from anyone. Not even the people in their group!!
JoAnna's writing is amazing as well. Easy to get into, so it doesn't take long for you to forget everything around you! Plus, I was reading even while walking, and that's always a good sign for a book LOL
So, if you're looking for a great YA dystopian read that is great to get through and will definitely keep your attention, grab "Echo Among Stars" now!!
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