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Echoes: Lucifer and the Dark Goddess by Nikki Broadwell – Review by Heather Lovelace

Echoes--(Lucifer and the dark goddess book 1)Echoes– by Nikki Broadwell
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Broadwell is a fantastic author and Echoes kept in line with what I’ve come to expect. Fantastic world building and extremely strong characters. This dystopian fantasy grabbed my attention immediately and kept me riveted until I finished the last page. I really enjoyed how the sorry flowed and look forward to seeing how this world develops as the series continues. Highly recommend.

Reviewed by @heatherlovelace
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Echoes: Lucifer and the Dark Goddess by Nikki Broadwell – Review by Piper Foster

Echoes--(Lucifer and the dark goddess book 1)Echoes– by Nikki Broadwell
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is the first book in the series by Nikki Broadwell. Peyton and Feirin relationship I like the way they banter off each other. Feirin knows nothing but her name she is a very enthralling character I like her more and more as the book goes on. She only has one clue to her past how will this help her. The author has done a great attention to detail and descriptive writing. I really enjoyed this book would highly recommend.

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Echoes: Lucifer and the Dark Goddess by Nikki Broadwell – Review by Chantelle Smith

Echoes--(Lucifer and the dark goddess book 1)Echoes– by Nikki Broadwell
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I have read numerous reads by this author, each of them is more captivating than the last, and this one is no different. I was pulled into this world from the very beginning, with its vivid descriptions it made it a very mentally visual read! This read has suspense, danger and mystery and has you hooked immediately with the storyline and the incredible characters that developed throughout the read! I hight recommend this read and can’t wait to read more from this author and see what else is to come from this series! I highly recommend this read.

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Echoes: Lucifer and the Dark Goddess by Nikki Broadwell – Review by Netania Lim

Echoes--(Lucifer and the dark goddess book 1)Echoes– by Nikki Broadwell
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This was an interesting fantasy read, though it has other elements of paranormal, drama, dystopia and mystical as well. I found the book difficult to get into in the beginning, and as the story went on the plot took so many twists it was hard to keep track of. There were many details in the world-building, some of which confused me, but I still enjoyed its vividness. The main character Fee is a strong female character but I also thought the supporting characters were well-developed, and I am definitely eager to find out what happens to Fee next.

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Echoes: Lucifer and the Dark Goddess by Nikki Broadwell – Reviewed by Roxsanne Lesieur.

Echoes--(Lucifer and the dark goddess book 1)Echoes– by Nikki Broadwell
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Feirin is a woman who knows nothing apart from her name and when she wakes up one day she has no idea who she is, where she is from, or how she got to, or where she currently is, the only clue is a black stone necklace she is wearing and an indigo tattoo of a crescent moon on her forehead. She is taken in by a group of people and becomes friends with a brother and sister who live with them, they shared their lives, food, drink, beliefs and experiences with her and she learned everything that they had to offer, she also learned a lot from the people who moved through the area as well, but after six months, she knew she had to leave and learn more about herself.

Several years later, Feirin is living the best life she can in the large city she is in, but she is dreaming of things she feels she should remember, memories which are no stronger than echoes in her mind and the frustration she feels trying to remember them. She goes to see her friend with benefits and release some of the tension and some of the boredom of a life subsisting of hard work, eating and sleeping and the non-stop rolling adverts on the IRIS technology implanted in her body. When she wakes up in his bed after another night of passion, he says she is magic, or a witch and that he is under her spell, but what he says disturbs her and so she leaves and tries not to think about it anymore as she heads to work on her Harley Davidson bike. As she is riding, a vision of a beautiful woman and a handsome tattooed man comes to her and hits her and makes her late for work at the building site. It was hard work, but it made her stronger and distracted her from everything else while she was doing it and on her way home she thought about all the homeless she passed on the streets, addled by drink and drugs, as well as the automatons who were a sad blend of diluted humanity and machines, used until spent and then thrown away like garbage. When she gets home she feeds the stray black cat she adopted, poured herself a glass of wine and collapsed on the sofa, until Peyton calls and she goes for another night of passion and while she is there, she has another vision and as she is trying to explain it, she has another one, both vivid but in completely different ways and it scared her, so she opens up to Peyton about it all.

As time passes she has more visions and more unexplainable echoes in her mind, but when she sees Jeremy again and finds out that he might be deported, she heads home and falls asleep only to be woken by Peyton hammering on her door and telling her about the lack of jobs, deportations and blatant racism happening on the streets, she is worries and feels like she is losing control of her life, she doesn’t like it and decides to do something about it, so she goes to the police station to look at her file, from there, she finds out nothing new, but that she doesn’t have a last name, no ID and no license for her bike, things go downhill from there when she is arrested and even though Peyton tries to help her, she is deported from the city and left for dead in the desert surrounding it.

When she bands together with the other deportees and learns from them, she discovers a strength she didn’t know she possessed, but this is only the beginning of her journey, can she survive the unsurvivable desert, find the answers which have been missing from her life and discover her path, or will she die a horrible death, unable to save those she is travelling with? This is a story of discovery, love, passion, heartbreak and danger which grabs you from the start and doesn’t let you go even at the end, it just leaves you wanting more.

Reviewed by @roxsannel

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Echoes: Lucifer and the Dark Goddess by Nikki Broadwell – Review by Kerry Baker

Echoes--(Lucifer and the dark goddess book 1)Echoes– by Nikki Broadwell
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Echoes: Lucifer and the Dark Goddess by Nikki Broadwell is a dystopian fantasy story and is a strong start to what looks to be a great new series. When you start reading this book you are immediately transported to a new world which an amazing character right at the centre. I was hooked as soon as I started reading, the whole image just fascinated me.
I really enjoyed the way the main character was written – she was interesting and strong, with a depth about her that carried the story. I couldn’t wait to see what was going to happen as the story progressed and see what character development took place.
This is a strong start to a new series and I am looking forward to seeing what else is to come.

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Echoes: Lucifer and the Dark Goddess by Nikki Broadwell – Review by Naomi McDonald

Echoes--(Lucifer and the dark goddess book 1)Echoes– by Nikki Broadwell
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This book was not easy for me to get into initially. The prologue had an excessive use of descriptors and didn’t really tell you anything that you couldn’t figure out as you read the main story. Now, having said that, the world and character building in the main story is really well done. My suggestion would be to skip the prologue altogether and just go straight to the story because that’s where the magic happens – literally.
Echoes has a good mix of suspense, mystery, danger, and magic as you follow Feirin on her journey to figure out who she is and what purpose she is to serve. For me, this was not a quick read because of the writing style so you might find it takes longer than usual to get through, but it’s worth it.

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Echoes: Lucifer and the Dark Goddess by Nikki Broadwell – Review by Jennifer Wolbeck

Echoes--(Lucifer and the dark goddess book 1)Echoes– by Nikki Broadwell
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This was a hard-earned 4.5 out of 5 stars because it took several chapters for this novel to convince me it was worth the praise its received from many others. Despite being rough around the edges, I found the characters intriguing, the world building completely immersive and the story a great page-turner. The most striking thing about this book was its shift in genre midway. The first half was a grungy, futuristic dystopia, and the second half was a wasteland, survivalist fantasy. There is a R rating, but this book also needs a trigger warning because there are multiple rapes or attempted rapes throughout the book.

There were a few plot devices that I didn’t care for. Fee, the dark goddess and main character, has amnesia at the start of the book, so you’re as clueless as her for a long time about her identity. This leads to her love interest, Lucifer becoming the ethereal being that guides her towards her ultimate purpose. As a reader, I enjoyed Fee better when she was independent and strong-willed. In the second half of the book, she becomes a whiny, dependent, love-sick character. She also gets kidnapped or passes out or has disorienting mystical experiences more times than I could count. All of those instances didn’t feel necessary.

The supporting characters in this book are also very strong. I really liked Elena, Fee’s medical counterpart in her survivalist group, and Sam, Fee’s elderly father figure. I also wasn’t happy with Peyton’s storyline. I believe he deserved and could have been so much more than how his dynamic with Fee ended up. Maybe I’m indifferent towards Lucifer because I was hoping to see more from Peyton, but I’m curious enough about Fee’s future to look forward to how things work out in book two.

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Echoes: Lucifer and the Dark Goddess by Nikki Broadwell – Review by Francis O’Sullivan

Echoes--(Lucifer and the dark goddess book 1)Echoes– by Nikki Broadwell
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Echoes is the first book in Nikki Broadwell’s Lucifer and the Dark Goddess series. It is a paranormal dystopian adventure set in a world where the divide between rich and poor is huge, mechanical half-humans do all of the work no one else wants to do and a deadly virus threatens to wipe out the population of the city of Elysium.
Feirin is a fascinating protagonist. She remembers little of her past but somehow has managed to avoid detection from the authorities who would exile an undocumented person like her. Used to her particular version of normal, she doesn’t even notice that she has unusual powers and assumes that everyone can read each other’s thoughts.
This is a story of survival and resistance. Feirin, and the mismatched group who become her family, have to make tough choices and stand up for each other. There is hope, particularly as Feirin learns more about her powers, but there are also often times when it feels like the characters are just delaying the inevitable.
Elena is one of my favourite characters. She’s observant and down-to-earth, a reliable and stable point in Feirin’s unpredictable world. I’m also fond of Cat, Feirin’s loyal cat.
For me, this is a five-star book. I’m looking forward to reading more of the series! This book does have explicit sex and violence, so wouldn’t be appropriate for younger readers, but is great for new adult readers. It will appeal to fans of post-apocalyptic and dystopian fiction who like characters who look after each other, even the ill or vulnerable. In that sense, it’s a very optimistic story! I’m looking forward to reading the rest of the series…

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Echoes: Lucifer and the Dark Goddess by Nikki Broadwell – Review by Jenni Bishop

Echoes--(Lucifer and the dark goddess book 1)Echoes– by Nikki Broadwell
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Echoes: Lucifer and the Dark Goddess by Nikki Broadwell is an FF, Dystopian, romance story. Nikki’s writing skills and attention to detail make this story easy to read and see her vision. The characters are fully realised, connectable and believable. It is easy to become one with the story as it unfolds with a little mystery and is a great start to the series.

Imagine being lost in a dark world. Imagine not knowing who you are. Imagine knowing the only thing is your name.

I look forward to where Nikki takes us next.

Reviewed by @jennadb

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