Sunday, August 4, 2013

Chasing Echoes Review

Title: Chasing Echoes

Author: Kayley Stark

eBook: (The Embridge Expedition, #1)

Pages: 92

Rating: 5/5

So I won this book on goodreads and it arrived in the mail a week or so after. It is an eBook but the author sent it to me in book form. Yay! So happy even if it is so tiny! I have never seen a book this small before! It's half the size of a finger! Well let me get on with it. The book reminded me of the 2 part movie 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Tiger's Voyage (just a bit), and The Percy Jackson series. All in all it was intense at times and I enjoyed it immensely hardly able to put it down.
Michaela Morgan grew up knowing the Island was real because her mother had survived it to tell the tale. Her mother had passed the tests and became a mermaid. Soon he mother went back to the island and 11 years later is when the journey begins for Michaela. Eydis is a traveling island who researchers have speculated about for centuries without being able to prove its existence. Michaela and a few others were lucky enough to be brought on an expedition to find Eydis and prove it exists.
They never expected to be attacked before they even got to the island. Unfortunately they were and are now stranded on an island that insists on testing them to see if they are worthy. To boot Michaela has been having dreams (since before they left and when they got there) of a man from the island. One of the girls is taken by little men from myths and Michaela and a few others go with to save her.
Will they pass the first trial and meet Michaela's dream guy? Or will the bats, men, and others thwart their way?
I loved this book so much and can't wait for the next book in the series to come out! I really hope I haven't given too much away though I hope I wrote enough for you to get this book. You won't regret it I swear! Ahhhh! I can't wait for the next book!

About The Author

Sometimes I need to remind myself that everybody is different, especially when it comes to writing.  A habit that works for others might not work for someone else.  It’s really a trial and error thing, don’t you think?
Recently I’ve gotten a new job that is giving me nearly full-time hours, which is great because I’m going back to school this fall.  But it’s cut into my writing time so badly, that I’ve decided I need to change my routine.  I’m going to give getting up earlier a try to get some writing done and see where that takes me.
Wish me luck!  I’ll need it.

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