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Echo North
Echo North | Joanna Ruth Meyer
"Epic and engrossing. Magic pulsates through every page. . .Readers will ache when it's over and want to start all over again. A lush, captivating new twist on beloved fairy tales." --Kirkus, starred review..".a compelling, satisfying romantic adventure with metafictional undertones." ? Publishers Weekly, starred review"A marvelous, enchanting tale about the power of love and stories." --Rosamund Hodge, New York Times bestselling author of Cruel Beauty Echo Alkaev's safe and carefully structured world falls apart when 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 ultimatum: if she lives with him for one year, he will ensure her father makes it home safely. But there is more to the wolf than Echo realizes. In his enchanted house beneath a mountain, each room must be sewn together to keep the home from unraveling, and something new and dark and strange lies behind every door. When centuries-old secrets unfold, Echo discovers 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, the rooms begin to disappear and 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.
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JazzFeathers
Echo North | Joanna Ruth Meyer
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Stumbled upon this one on Goodreads. It's a Beauty and the Beast (with a sprinkle of a few other fairy tales) retelling and it sounds awesome.

Anyone read it?

GingerAntics Sounds interesting!!! 2w
GingerAntics I‘m still not sure I want to read it. My experience with YA fiction has not be good, so usually that classification alone will stop me even trying a book. 2w
JazzFeathers @GingerAntics l'm not too keep on YA either (l used to read it. A long time ago). Still, if a story sounds this good, l will give it a chance. 2w
GingerAntics I think I‘ll wait and see what you think. That seems safe...unless my library actually gets a copy. 2w
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StarDreams
Echo North | Joanna Ruth Meyer

I wept in the snow and crumbled to ash, for I was only pages in a book, burned and lost and gone forever.

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brandymuses
Echo North | Joanna Ruth Meyer
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Mehso-so

I think Meyer has great potential, but I had a lot of issues with how she chose to approach this tale. Relationship dynamics in reworkings of East of the Sun, West of the Moon/Beauty and the Beast/Tam Lin can be tricky. I wasn‘t satisfied that the hero was worth the sacrifice here.

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ReadingRover
Echo North | Joanna Ruth Meyer
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Look at the wonderful cover on this book that @Avanders sent me for my birthday along with all this great tea, cute keychain & these adorable Alice stickers! Thank you so much girl!!!

monalyisha A patron I love (an adult) just enthusiastically recommended this book to me! 5mo
ReadingRover @monalyisha I‘m super excited for it! It looks like a great beauty and the beast retelling! 5mo
Avanders 😘😘😘♥️ 4mo
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Avanders Hey chica — also checking in re #sffs — have you had a chance to send your package yet? Thanks! 😘 4mo
ReadingRover @Avanders yup it‘s out. Will be there Monday priority mail. Tuesday if there are any delays. One thing didn‘t fit in so I‘m sending it separately but it‘s small and not a book so I need to get a box it fits or stuff to add to the box so it‘s not otherwise empty 🤪 4mo
Avanders Awesome! 👏🏽👏🏽💃🏽♥️ lol I know the feeling.. one thing didn‘t fit in mine too and I sent it in a separate little box 😁 4mo
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Briary
Echo North | Joanna Ruth Meyer
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Second weekend book. I have always loved the fairytale East of the Sun West of the Moon so whenever a book pops out based on that, my Wanna Wanna-radar starts beeping.

So far so good, but no wow factor (yet). But the cover is stunning..

CleverBaggins That one was good, but like you said, no wow factor for me either. 5mo
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CleverBaggins
Echo North | Joanna Ruth Meyer
Mehso-so

This book was inspired by several of my favorites and managed to capture that wondering fairy tale feeling remarkably well. The farther on I read, though, the less I liked the main character. Its not a horrible book by any means but Echo went from a girl of action, fighting back against the forest and people treating her badly to just going with the flow. I might like this one better another time when I'm more in the mood for a fairy tale.

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alayarachel
Echo North | Joanna Ruth Meyer
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Long, hard week. What better time to dive into a book that is not only in my favorite genre, dark fairy tale, but also by someone I know and want to support? The opening pages are gorgeous and intriguing. And just look at this cover art! 😍

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allthingskayla
Echo North | Joanna Ruth Meyer
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Pickpick

#review
Rating: 5/5 Stars
I am a sucker for retellings of any type of any fairytale. So, this was right up my alley. I love how different this was from other retellings I‘ve read in the past and how the magic system and world building was done. I could not put this book down. And now I‘m off to read a new release that is also a retelling. 😂
#echonorth #bookstagram #litsy #littens #ya #youngadult #fantasy #bibliophile #fivestars #pick

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allthingskayla
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Here is my final check in! I got 52 pages into my fifth book in the 25 hours I read out of these 48 hours. #24in48 #24b4monday #goodnight #ineedsleep #echonorth #litsy #littens #bookstagram #bibliophile

GypsyKat Congratulations!🎉📚🎉📚 7mo
Megabooks 🎊🎊🙌🙌👍🏻👍🏻🎉🎉🎉🥳🥳📚 7mo
Librarybelle Congratulations! 7mo
hes7 Yay! 🎉 7mo
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allthingskayla
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I already hit 24 hours, but I‘ll read for another hour before I go to bed (10pm mst-I have to wake up at 6 for work), so I‘ll start this. I could have chose to read another arc that comes out the 5th, but I‘ll just read one of the books I bought. Good luck to everyone for the next hour with #24in48 and #24monday! You guys got this! 😊💜

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Booksbymybed
Echo North | Joanna Ruth Meyer
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Bailedbailed

Dropping it. It didn‘t get good within 50 pages and I don‘t have time to suffer through more and see if it does. Shame, I was looking forward to this one.

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Booksbymybed
Echo North | Joanna Ruth Meyer

Three chapters in. Another retelling of my favorite fairy tale “East of the Moon and West of the Sun”. Already spotted elements borrowed from Slavic tales and lifestyle, okay, we‘ll see how it‘ll work ( though felt boots and elaborately embroidered sarafan, my word, that‘s a silly look, there were other shoe options. Just saying.)

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brandymuses
Echo North | Joanna Ruth Meyer
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Day 16: Retelling
Look what came in the mail just in time for today‘s prompt.
#anewchapter

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Yay!!! 🙌🏻 7mo
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GondorGirl
Echo North | Joanna Ruth Meyer
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Thanks again for the gift card, @bookishmarginalia! I used it to pay for most of my January preorders!

#BookMail

BookishMarginalia 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼I‘m so glad! 7mo
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MCYmermaid
Echo North | Joanna Ruth Meyer
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Insomnia bad. Books good.

TrishB Hair‘s great 👍🏻 8mo
MCYmermaid @TrishB ☺️Thank you. 8mo
BethM How is this one so far? Sounds interesting. 8mo
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BookBabe I feel you! This is me most nights. 8mo
MCYmermaid @BethM I was a fan. Nicely done retelling & original elements, inc. a magical library! 8mo
MCYmermaid @BookBabe Thanks for the empathy. 8mo
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LibrarianRyan
Echo North | Joanna Ruth Meyer
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I like this cover but I feel it tells me nothing about the book. Your thoughts?

#CoverLove #YAedition
January, 15, 2019

GlassAsDiamonds Having read the blurb now... yeah... nothing. I thought there was Norse feel but that seems to be missing from the book... 8mo
RainyDayReading I don‘t know much about it aside from it‘s a loose Beauty and the Beast retelling? In which case I get fairytale vibes from the tree...vine things...on the side and like @GlassAsDiamonds I get the Norse feel with the wolves...maybe the “magic” to it has to do with Norse mythology? I know they‘ve got some cool ones regarding wolves. 8mo
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MCYmermaid
Echo North | Joanna Ruth Meyer
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When magical houses aren‘t up to speed on the important stuffs! ☕️✨‼️

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