New Review: Echo (#2, Black Lotus) by E.K. Blair - Vilma Iris | Lifestyle Blogger

This post contains affiliate links, meaning I’ll receive a small commission should you purchase using those links. All opinions expressed are my own. I receive no compensation for reviews.

New Review: Echo (#2, Black Lotus) by E.K. Blair

My Thoughts

Dark and twisted—the kind of thriller you can’t look away from,
as you gasp at every shock and plot twist.

Synopsis

echo coverIt’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.

 

Synopsis

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

This book is not for the faint of heart or disposition. It pushes your boundaries, your comfort zone, pitches you well over the edge. It’s dark, incredibly suspenseful and well plotted. It’s also shocking. Disturbing. Deeply so at times. It left me conflicted, with mixed reactions to the book, which is why I felt I couldn’t give it a rating. I loved the writing—E.K. Blair continues to push herself with language which brilliantly fits the motif. As I mentioned above, the plotting is genius. It’s shock after shock after shock. There is no filler whatsoever. But the content is hard to consume. I’m not always the best audience for a dark romance and if you’ve read Bang, you know that Nina’s story is truly heartbreaking and horrible. She’s broken, surviving the most dreadful circumstances. And now, after that thunderous bang, she’s shattered. Hopeless. Guilt ridden. Utterly devastated. The consequences of her actions strike a resounding echo across so many areas of her life.

“How do I right the wrongs of my past? How do I find a hope worth living for?”

But what she goes through after the bang… after the blood is spilled… well, it’s simply excruciating. And of course, her reactions as a broken woman are sometimes difficult to understand in the sanity of our perspective.

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

This is certainly the kind of book that a reviewer shouldn’t spoil. We see a much more vulnerable Nina, as she grapples with how her past has tainted her future. She struggles with how the decisions she’s made have irrevocably changed people. As I mentioned above, what happens to her really bothered me, but I also understood that we are dealing with a character who does not have a normal state of mind, who is utterly broken, trying to figure out how to pick up the pieces and really, if it’s even worth it.

This is a hard read, and you should be prepared before you even flip the first page. If you tend to shy away from darker stories, this is not the book for you. But if you devour these kind of novels, this may very well be the book for you, especially with E.K. Blair’s surprising plot turns. We are definitely left with the same sort of feeling as we experienced in Bang, with a final surprise that changes everything.

series goodreads 2

Reading Order

bang echo cover

Connect with E.K. Blair

Facebook | Twitter

✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦

follow vbb 3

Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest | Instagram | Subscribe by Email

Subscribe for Updates:

Share This Post

Related Posts

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

On Facebook

SuperWebTricks Loading...

On Twitter

Love in Suspense exclusive excerpt: Vilma Iris Gonzalez aka @vilmairisblog shares a sneak peek at What My Sister Knew by Nina Laurin aka @girlinthetitle. @GrandCentralPub @HachetteUS https://t.co/CouE3m5x7q

What are your favorite 𝗦𝗨𝗠𝗠𝗘𝗥 𝗘𝗦𝗦𝗘𝗡𝗧𝗜𝗔𝗟𝗦?!!! I’ve… https://t.co/qDLm5GjOBK

Happy Monday, you guys! The blog is updated with… https://t.co/Yf7uGxcrKt

Love in Suspense exclusive excerpt: Vilma Iris Gonzalez aka @vilmairisblog shares a sneak peek at What My Sister Knew by Nina Laurin aka @girlinthetitle. @GrandCentralPub @HachetteUS https://t.co/CouE3m5x7q

#MadHippie Skincare Roundup! https://t.co/IbzSHfEUuH

Read an exclusive excerpt from Moonlight Seduction by @jlarmentrout! #romanticsuspense https://t.co/XV4w9t0GHQ

Review: Lying In Wait by Liz Nugent! https://t.co/n8Y2hgWAWg

Review + Excerpt: Tattered by @devneyperry! https://t.co/JvbZTeX1aA #secondchanceromance

11 #Summer Beauty + Fashion Essentials!!! https://t.co/JDLaXBUcYd

Today! Free cocktail for DADS! Stop with your dad or stop if you’re a dad and get a free cocktail! 2:00-7:00 @SocialNAustin @DWTFestival @DestinationDrip @DrippingTX @dstex @vilmairisblog

4

𝗙𝗔𝗩𝗢𝗥𝗜𝗧𝗘 𝗗𝗥𝗬 𝗦𝗛𝗔𝗠𝗣𝗢𝗢! @verbproduct’s newest… https://t.co/knMNr9K6uC

Started reading BABY TEETH by @zoje.stage_author today and holy cow is it already sort of chilling and disturbing. Hooked. Looking forward to getting back to it tonight, and will keep you guys up to date of... https://t.co/XCIl3SUV56

Started reading BABY TEETH by @zoje.stage_author today and holy cow is it already sort of chilling and disturbing. Hooked. Looking forward to getting back to it tonight, and will keep you guys up to date of... https://t.co/x0X6rzOnGO

Exclusive excerpt: Vilma Gonzalez aka @vilmairisblog shares a sneak peek at romantic thriller Bring Me Back by @BAParisAuthor, out June 19. @StMartinsPress @MacmillanUSA https://t.co/fSqcZFkMv0

This week on the blog I’m sharing my 𝗥𝗲𝗰𝗲𝗻𝘁… https://t.co/rvb52qP6XY

Good morning, you guyyyyssss! It’s Monday and… https://t.co/2Q0geAFlRr

5 Masks To Transform Your Hair From Drab To Fab (in 10 minutes or less!) https://t.co/l6umZf7fwY

Review: A Reaper At The Gates by @sabaatahir! https://t.co/grM1r83sVH @penguinteen @razorbillbooks

Sharing my recent beauty haul #ontheblog! https://t.co/haN5wtF5Es

Review: @VERB Dry Shampoo Spray https://t.co/jrUQjxrogE

Load More...