Tuesday, January 12, 2016

No True Echo by Gareth P. Jones - Paul's REVIEW

*I received this book as an eARC from ABRAMS KIds and Amulet Books via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*

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Title: No True Echo

Author: Gareth P. Jones
Recent Release Date: October 13, 2015

Synopsis: Nothing ever happens in idyllic Wellcome Valley, much to Eddie Dane’s dismay. Then, one day, Scarlett White steps onto the school bus. She’s a stranger but somehow familiar. Equal parts smitten and intrigued, Eddie tries to get to know her but finds she has more questions about him. Curious questions about his dead mother.

One day he follows Scarlett to a remote house, where he witnesses a brutal murder, and suddenly he’s back on the school bus the day he first met Scarlett! Caught in a repeating time loop, Eddie learns the truth about his mother’s death, the nature of his connection to Scarlett, and how his past has shaped a dangerous future…one that he can prevent if he lets go of a person he loves.

Smart, gripping, and romantic, this is a time-travel novel that’s really about the importance of human connection and the possibility of choosing the person you become.


Review: I love time travel stories, especially ones that convince me that time travel could actually exist. This book takes a really interesting twist on time travel: Echo Technology. But is it really time travel? 

With this novel, you have to suspend your disbelief and accept the terms of the world and just go with it. The plot lead to wonderful confusion and brain bending concepts. But, it was easy enough to follow along. 

There are great and interesting relationships in this novel from family to friends. Past, Present, and future. 

This story is European and it took me a while to figure it out. The location isn't really that necessary, but there were odd little bits that I was confused about or that I picked up on. 

I really enjoyed this book. It's a thinker and it's well written. I give it a 5/5 and highly recommend it!


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