June 10, 2014

STORM OF EKKOS by Heather Allen Release Blast {Review}

Available from 10 June - Storm of Ekkos is the latest release from Heather Allen!!

Title:   Storm of Ekkos
Author: Heather Allen
Genre: Paranormal Young Adult
Publication Date: June 10, 2014
Publisher: Heather Allen

What if Earth isn’t the only planet out there with life as we know it? What if one choice in the history of humans could change the entire course of the world?

Hadley Morrow, a sixteen year old inhabitant of Ekkos makes a choice. She must redeem herself and prove she is really meant for more. Her life has meaning beyond the choices of her parents. But the boy on the mountain changes everything. He is in the wrong place at the wrong time and her actions set into motion a journey to find herself and discover more about her future and the planet she calls home.

Elijah Weston, a sixteen year old member of Earth leaves his house to escape the small existence that he calls his life. He finds that everything is closing in on him and he needs a way out. The girl on the mountain changes everything. He is in the right place at the right time and because of her his life takes on meaning beyond what he can comprehend.

When Elijah meets Hadley everything he believed about his life and the world is turned upside down. Will they be able to overcome the future already set before them and change both worlds or will their choices be for nothing? Has everything already been written?


I adored this book. From start to finish I was captivated by all things Hadley. I was intrigued with this proper speaking girl from another world. Who is she? What is she doing here? I had to know. 

From the start we are brought into the mix the moment Hadley saves Elijah from a certain death. First of all, he shouldn't have been able to see her to begin with. Second of all, Elijah has something epically huge revealed to him, leaving him questioning his entire life. What does this mean for him? Will this finally be his chance to leave small town Lincoln? Or has so much changed in a short period of time, leaving him wanting to stay? Poor kid is only 16 and has the world set upon his shoulders. Choices will have to be made. Lives will be at risk. And deception is sure to rear its ugly head. 

Elijah is one of those laid back guys that one day snaps. Seriously. He has had it with his girlfriend, had it with is controlling mother, and just needs his own life once and for all. He is 16 for crying out loud. So he ends up reinventing himself. Wants to go by 'Wes' now. And is counting down the days until he can high tail it out of here. All in all, I adored him. I loved him stepping up and taking control of his life and putting his mother in her place. 

Hadley doesn't understand a lot about Earth's way of life. It is the complete opposite of the way she was raised. The way we talk confuses her, the food we eat sends her taste buds into food bliss, and now she is developing these feelings for this Earth boy Wes. But she has a mission to do. She came here for a reason and needs to prove to her father she has what it takes. So everything else aside, she sets out to complete the mission and get back home. 

I loved the whole book, but I do believe my favorite was the last few chapters. So much happens!! What is Allen doing? Where is she taking this book? I was entranced with it all. I greedily read until the end and was downright bamboozled. Heck yeah. I am ready for the next and she hasn't even written it yet. 

Absolutely recommend!! YA/Paranormal still lives and this book is the proof! 5 Out of This World Stars!

Heather Allen is the author of The Just Breathe Trilogy, Feeling This, The Sound of Shooting Stars and her recently released New Adult novel, Let Go about an MMA fighter. And now the first book, Storm of Ekkos in her new Paranormal Young Adult Saga. Heather finally realized her dream of becoming an author just over a year ago with her mermaid trilogy. She savors every moment on this journey and the wonderful friends she has met along the way. She has many more books planned. Ideas pop up faster than she has time to write.

Heather currently resides in the sunny state of Florida with her husband and three children. She holds degrees in education from The University of Central Florida and Nova Southeastern University. She is a hopeless romantic who loves to read just about anything. While writing she indulges in coffee and Jelly Belly jellybeans. When she isn’t teaching, writing or reading, Heather can be found at the beach or out on the water boating.

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