Echo Alkaevs safe and carefully structured world falls apart after her father leaves for the city and mysteriously disappears. Believing he is lost forever, Echo is shocked to find him half-frozen in the winter forest six months later, guarded by a strange talking wolfthe same creature who attacked her as a child. The wolf presents Echo with an offer: for her to come and liv...
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Echo North Reviews
[3.5 out of 5 stars]
This book includes a magical library, and a piano-playing girl who grows up in a bookstore. It was inspired by the works of Robin McKinley, Edith Pattou, and Dianna Wynne Jones. It's a retelling of East of the Sun, West of the Moon. The characters are believable, the prose flows naturally, and I read it in one evening. The main theme is the power of love (it's referred to as the "old magic"). HOW IS THIS NOT THE GREATEST YA BOOK EVER?!
That's what I've been asking myself ever ...more
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This was so magical, I totally fell in love with the enchanted house under the mountain and all of the lush settings in Echo North! (This was definitely my favorite part of reading, 100%.)
The settings and way Meyer built this world was so magical and absorbing and I couldn’t get enough of it. From Echo’s hometown and its almost provincial feeling to the sweeping and somewhat menacing enchanted house under ...more
There is absolutely No Reason that this book should be 400 pages.
I just ... ugh yet another case of Cover Catfish.
Thank you Page Street for the ARC in exchange for an honest review!
Plot - 3/5
Characters - 2/5
World Building - 2/5
Writing Style - 4/5
Cover - 4/5
Overall Rating - 3 / 5
A wolf guarding over a disappeared Father.
A young girl who must make a deal with said wolf to save him.
A hidden castle with a secret, magical library.
MY HEART SINGSSSSSSSSSS
I absolutely ADORED this book! Enchanting and whimsical, yet gothic, raw, and emotional, this book pulled on every single one of my heartstrings! This re-telling had the feel of a classic fairy tale and it certainly took me on incredible reading journey. I was lucky enough to read an ARC version of this book and I knew immediately that it would be a book I read over and over again. I simply cannot recommend this book enough. Definitely one of my new favorites!
I really, really wanted to like this book, and the writing was certainly beautiful. But there was one glaring problem:
This is a book about love, and I did not feel the romance at all.
Echo Alkaev was terribly scarred as a child, when her attempt to free a wolf from a trap backfired. Her facial disfigurement has resulted in her ostracism from the entire village – they call her the cursed on, the devil’s daughter. Only her widower father and elder brother care for her.
Even their love begins to fa ...more
This is a retelling of the Norwegian fairytale, East of the Sun, West of the Moon. I had no idea. I liked the description and so I decided to read the book. I started this morning and couldn’t put it down. It was so exciting and heart racing. I positively loved it!
I received an arc and this is my review.