Hey everyone! I wanted to introduce you to an excellent novel I just finished reading called Resounding Echo by Michelle Louring!! Read on for a description of the book and my review 🙂
The battlefield of angels and demons is no place for a human…
With no memory of her past, Selissa grew up without know who or what she was. Her peaceful life ends abruptly, when a strange traveler arrives at the temple where she lives and tells her that everything might not be as it seems. Soon her life is turned upside-down when she realizes that her lost memories hide dark secrets…
Resounding Echo is the first book in the Angel’s Voice series, set in the world of Sinaria, and follows the young human woman Selissa as she finds herself in the middle of a struggle between demons and angels.
Resounding Echo is a very intriguing novel…I wasn’t sure what to expect when I began reading it. I more or less jumped into it completely unaware of what I was about to experience, and I have to say I was really surprised! First off, I love the concept of archangels and demons (having put the latter in my own books) and so the fact that this book’s fantasy element relies so heavily upon these two beings was already a plus for me. At first, I wasn’t sure if I liked the main character, Selissa. She is feisty and incredibly temperamental with a tendency to fly off the handle at the flip of a light switch. But as I got to know her better, and understand her troubles and learn the truth about her past, I really fell in love with her. She is a character that grows on you, for sure. But I have to say I loved Alassane. Michelle did an excellent job portraying his character, with all of his weird quirks and sarcastic manners. He is perfectly real, but at the same time he harbors this dark secret that I was definitely not expecting! Oh, and Ardeth. Wow. Talk about hunky in a murderous/demonic/bony (haha) sort of way. Get ready for lots of fun with his character, who was also well visualized in this really interesting story.
Overall, I really liked the book. It had a very nice blend of mystery, action, intensity, gore, and fantastical elements that blew me away with their creativity. I don’t know how Michelle came up with some of the crazier elements in the book, but kudos to her because I was itching for more and gasping in turn at each new discovery! I sorely wish there had been more romance, but that’s really the hopeless romantic in me begging for more.
In a nutshell, this book is unlike anything I have ever read, and the plot kept me guessing as I went on. I’m giving it a solid four out of five stars.
Give this book a try, and I promise you will be in for a wild, crazy, demonic ride unlike anything you have ever experienced! If you enjoy fantasy, especially in the realm of demons and angels, then this book is right up your alley. Michelle’s very unique creation does not disappoint!
Try it for yourself!
Read up more about Michelle Louring and her books here: http://michellelouring.blog.com/category/author-blog/