Friday Spotlight: Echo North

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Echo NorthEcho North by Joanna Ruth Meyer


Book Beginnings is hosted by Rose City Reader. We share the first sentence and whatever thoughts of impressions it provokes. For the Friday 56, hosted by Freda’s Voice, we share a few lines from either page 56 or 56%.


Opening Line:

I was called Echo for my mother, who died when I was born, because when my father took me into his arms he said he felt the echo of her heartbeat within me.


Page 56:

Tentatively, I obeyed him, my hunger outweighing my suspicion. I sampled little bits of everything: the meat was tender, the fruit summer-sweet, the soup hot and rich with flavour.


Book Summary: 

Echo Alkaev’s 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 wolf—the same creature who attacked her as a child. The wolf presents Echo with an offer: for her to come and live with him for a year. But there is more to the wolf than Echo realizes.

In his enchanted house beneath a mountain, Echo discovers centuries-old secrets, a magical library full of books-turned-mirrors, and a young man named Hal who is trapped inside of them. As the year ticks by, Echo must solve the mystery of the wolf’s enchantment before her time is up—otherwise Echo, the wolf, and Hal will be lost forever.



8th – 14th – Do you buy all your books? If yes, do you keep it all? If no, where do you source them? (submitted by Angelica @ Paperback Princess)

Not all of them. I’ve been making a conscious effort since I moved house to support and use my local library. I don’t keep all the books I buy, every now and then I drop a bundle in at a local charity shop.

Book Blogger Hop is hosted by Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer.

28 thoughts on “Friday Spotlight: Echo North”

  1. Nice! The one time I donated to my library they kind of looked confused as to why I was donating a bunch of books to them. I’m not sure if that’s common practice or not! Lol. I’ve since taken to donating them at Little Free Libraries because I feel like finding one of those is magical and then finding a really good read (in superb condition, might I add! Lol) is even more magical!

    Thanks for visiting my Book Blogger Hop!

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  2. Thanks for stopping by my website! About Netgalley, yeah, I saw some of my favorite authors over there. But I’m not up to date with their series so I can’t read them… Need to read more!!!!!!!

    I think I have more books than my local library… Maybe I should open a library! ahahha I don’t think they will have the space if I donate all my books 😉 😀

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  3. That is quite the powerful opening. And what an amazing sounding book! I try not to hold onto my books like I used to, but I find it so hard to let go of them just the same. I usually donate to the local library.

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