Saturday, August 13, 2016

The Echoing by Jessica Blackburn

Rylee has an unusual gift. It brings good luck to those who are kind to her and misfortune to those who are not-at least, that's what the crazy woman in the woods tells her. But Rylee doesn't believe it until strange coincidences start happening to her classmates and friends. Her gift may not be a matter of luck but of life and death.

Conceptually, I really loved this book.  What a fantastic premise!  It was what kept me reading when the execution was frustrating me.  I really wanted to know what was going to happen and how everything was going to be resolved.

Everything was there in this book.  The characters, the setting, the whole concept.  This had the potential to be a fantastic book but for me there a disconnect in emotion.  While I knew situations were sad or tense, I didn't feel it like I wanted to.  I needed the words to be more than words.  It may have been the first person POV that made this one tougher for me.

But, like I said, the whole concept of this book was fantastic.  The book had a good, steady build and the ending climax was a page turner.  I was always pressing forward because I wanted to know more.

This book is targeted to a YA audience and it is clean.  That is a huge bonus in my opinion.  It's tough to find books of this nature that are clean and you can pass of to your teenagers without worry.

I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for your review, Aimee! I appreciate you taking the time to read my story and share it with others!


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