Jul 27, 2018

ARC Review--Echoes by Alice Reeds

They wake on a deserted island. Fiona and Miles, high school enemies now stranded together. No memory of how they got there. No plan to follow, no hope to hold on to.

Each step forward reveals the mystery behind the forces that brought them here. And soon, the most chilling discovery: something else is on the island with them.

Something that won't let them leave alive.

I received this ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest and voluntary review. I was in no way compensated for this review.

Mind-blowingly amazing doesn’t even begin to cover Alice Reeds’ Echoes. This book is so indescribingly awesome that I am once again, left in a state of shock and disbelief! Fans of LOST will really get a kick out of this one, but like its counterpart be prepared for thousands of question and only a few answers at this time. Though that is me hoping upon hoping upon wishing every wish that there will be a sequel because omigosh I NEED MORE! 

Fiona and Miles were never friends, in fact, you might say they were enemies of sort, nemeses, if you will. Yet when they are both selected to spend three weeks in Germany at an internship with a big company named Briola, Fiona decides to make the best of it. Fiona and Miles come from two very different worlds despite being at the same highly reputable high school. Fiona is a kickboxer from an average family while Miles is your typical rich boy with a sense of entitlement.

They will have to put their differences aside though when their trip goes disastrously wrong. We open with a plane crash onto a seemingly deserted island and half their plane is missing. Sound familiar? Yet theirs was a private jet, so they were the only passengers on it besides the pilot and flight attendant. And here’s where it gets a little like LOST in that we get a flashback to when they landed in Germany, only to find out there’s something very, very wrong with their internship. Like the fact that the company, Briola, doesn’t seem to exist whatsoever!

Oh yes, this is one of those novels that will keep you guessing at every turn and reading through the pages like running water! It’s more than just a page-turner, it’s a book that will suck you in and never let you go! Even after the last page, I am still in a whirlwind of mysterious and questions…the biggest one being IS THERE A SEQUEL?! Lol.

We get a little bit of back and forth for the majority of the novel. The time they spent in Germany, trying to figure out who exactly brought them here, to their time spent on the island…where there just happens to be a bear running about! Coincidence? *wink, wink* Though sadly, it’s not a polar bear!

This book was a serious jumble of mysterious and suspense! It was so intense and twisted that I ate up the pages in the short time that I spent reading it! Seriously, if I didn’t have to work, I would’ve stayed up all day and night reading this bad boy! It was the kind of read you easily fell into and never wanted to leave.

Fiona and Miles were excellent characters too. They were more than what they appeared to be and naturally, time spent on a deserted island can lead one another to learn more about the other. They had their differences, and yet similarities. How the appeared at school, wasn’t necessarily who they were afterwards. Both were very deep, and even though this is told solely from Fiona’s point of view, I felt like we got to know Miles on a deeper level too. They eventually grow closer and begin to work together in order to survive and find a way off the island. And naturally, a bit of romance is sparked between them. Honestly, all of us likely saw this coming by just the description of the book alone! That’s what being a reader will do to you! I will say that their romance was very sweet and had a decent buildup to it as well. We saw possible moments between them in the flashbacks too.

At a certain point, we leave behind the flashbacks and it seemed to do so at a pretty critical moment. Which is why I am desperate for a sequel. Things start to fall together, in the loosest sense and we get to delve a little deeper into the mystery that brought Fiona and Miles together. But the answers aren’t all there. And it seems to have brought up even more questions in the final moments of the book. Which, again, is why I NEED a sequel!!

By saying Echoes is the perfect read for fans of LOST, you know what you’re getting into! I want to warn you of that now. There’s a lot of mystery, a lot of questions, and so few answers. But that’s what drew me to LOST to begin with. The mystery and the puzzles. I will anxiously be rocking here in my corner as I await for more information about the future of this possible series. In the meantime, I would HIGHLY recommend reading this one if you love a seriously twisted and mysterious read!

Overall Rating 5/5 stars


Echoes releases August 7, 2018

1 comment:

  1. I remember watching Lost with my husband every week. I love great characters in my books (they must become real to me, whether human or not) for me to enjoy a book and from your review, the author won't disappoint me. I love twists, suspense, surprises like you mentioned as they do make for exciting and way-too-long reading sessions, but it's just sleep, right? Great review--now I must read this book too.


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