Title: Delta (Echoes of New York #1)
Author: Jordan Elizabeth
Narrator: Danae Bianes
Lottie Madison has an almost idyllic life in Delta, until the state decides to destroy the village to create a reservoir. As friends and neighbors move away, their houses are reduced to rubble.
Lottie’s parents hang on, convinced an old magic will protect them and their family home. All magic comes with a price. Lottie fears if the magic is real, the price will be her own life.
Lottie is happy in the town of Delta. As her 17th birthday approaches, she’s introduced to her great aunt, Flora, who for mysterious reasons, does not leave her home. When the government comes in, interested in breaking the nearby reservoir, they leave the residents no choice but to leave. Lottie refuses though, confident that there are outside forces in control. Forces that will keep her and her family safe no matter what.
Like other Jordan Elizabeth books, this story packs a real punch in just a couple hours. The plot was intense, and Lottie was a relatable character. The ending of this novella makes me curious as to what book two could have in store.
Narration fit the tone well.
This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.