Read from March 22 to April 06, 2013 — I own a copy (I received this book from the author for review.)
I really enjoyed this book. I have to say I'm glad that I continued on from the first book (Baby) because Echo was a great read. I was a bit hesitant because of the brutality in Baby, but there was only one incident in this book. I found myself constantly thinking about this book whenever I put the book down to do something. My mind, no matter what I was doing, would drift back to the book and wonder what is going to happen next, or think to myself, what does this mean, or that mean, or will the plan be successful, etc. So of course with books that make me think like that, I can't go long with not reading on.
The characters of Jose, Abby, and Scotty all have sad background stories, but it is those backgrounds that causes them to have such a strong bond and form a family, a solid family that has each others back no matter what. The developments that result from their close proximity to Echo are amazing and develop far beyond the character of Netty in the first book. Echo is adorable and hard not to love and her relationship with the dog is too cute! The powers that she has are far more advanced than that of Baby, and in this book we get to see Echo use them to protect her loved ones.
The villains of the book were depicted so well that every time they were mentioned in the book, I scrunched up my nose in disgust. Especially when the character of Armoni was mentioned. Talk about disgusting and not just his evil deeds, but his description. Then when I found out his background story, I was even more disgusted, but felt pity for him at the same time. However, I still dislike him and his actions out weigh his abuse as a child. Some people come through better people and some people go on to commit evil as a result of abuse; Armoni has chosen the path of evil. Of course he is not alone in this, he has his partners Kelly and Thomas. These evil psychos are twisted!
One of the aspects of the book that I loved is that it all tied back to the first book. Some events that took place were directly tied back to Netty and her coin! Loved it! Makes me believe that Netty may come back into play in the other books. I have hope! I won't go in to detail into what all happens in the book because I want you to read it. LOL!
I loved the ending to this book, a bit sudden but it was much better than the first books ending. I'm eager to read the next book in the series, Armageddon Cometh.
My favorite quotes:
Echo to Scotty-
"I need you in my heart Brother Scotty."
Ginger on men-
"They never understood that a woman judges a man differently. Bright confident smile? Check. Any brains? Check. Does he have a good heart? Check. Does he have any money? Well, can't have everything. These characteristics made the sex good. Not the size of his c*ck. A woman only cares about the c*ck if it doesn't work."
(reviewed the day of purchase)