Chloe is a supernatural being who doesn’t age and exists to work towards achieving a perfect balance in the natural world. Part of a dynasty of similar creatures, the Naimei exists to maintain the balance between nature and nurture.
The high school setting relies on the precedent of successful paranormal series that have preceded Echoes of Balance but it does bring a unique twist.
For me the story lacked the necessary world building I require in fantasy/paranormal stories and because of this I found it difficult to connect with the characters that seemed a little stereotypical.
Other young adult stories I have read gave me this and I connected with the characters even though it is back in the mists of time since I was a young adult.
I like the concept of ‘The Ways’ and look forward to more insight into its workings as the series progresses.
I received an ARC from the publisher in return for an honest review,
My rating: 3 of 5 stars