Monday, July 20, 2015

Haunted Echoes Review + #Giveaway

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Haunted Echoes
Spirited
Book #1

Genre: Young Adult Paranormal Fantasy
Release Date: July 20, 2015

ISBN: 9781310287886
ASIN: B00YAYVEKC
Pages: 170

Goodreads Rating: 3.50
My Rating: 4.5

Book Description:

Freak!

Oddball!
 
Crazy!

Loser!




The world sees Abby as unsavory, making her feel isolated. But she most certainly isn’t alone. Everywhere she turns she hears disembodied voices, sees things move as if by unseen hands. Bullies constantly torment her, threatening what remains of her sanity. Her mother is too busy trying to fix her craziness to see what is truly happening.

Abby is tired of the world around her, and wants nothing more than to escape. When her life spirals out of control, she is invited to Hildebranch Academy, a school for spirited kids like her. Can Abby learn to live a normal life?
 

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25612395-haunted-echoes?ac=1
 

My Take on the Book:

It was a bit slower than I would have liked in the beginning and a bit on the predictable side but it was a solid read with an intense creep factor. There was a lot in this book that horrified me and some of the characters were extremely disturbed. But I found that those were some of the factors I liked about the book. Even now writing this review my stomach turns thinking about some of what happened in this story but it was that sense of wrong and creepy that made this such an interesting read.

I enjoyed reading about Abby and her 'affliction' but I would have liked to learn more about some of the other characters and the institute/camp they are attending. While I understand that the timeline wasn't very long, and Abby wasn't used to interaction I felt the lack of dialogue took away from the story.

There was a lot of description, some might say a little too much... There were some parts I had to force myself to go back and read because I noticed I was skimming through the paragraphs in hopes of more interaction and umph. 


4.5 Quills

With all that said and done, I really enjoyed the concept and theme of the story. It was interesting, fun, creepy at times and endearing. Haunted Echoes was a truly 'spirited' read ;) and I look forward to reading book 2 in the near future!

 


About The Author


Author Emma Bloom, that’s me! I was born in southern Illinois and am the youngest in my family. From an early age I found a great love for reading and dreamed of one day creating books that would capture the minds of young readers. I am an avid lover of all things paranormal, even though I admit I’m the first to duck and cover in a haunted house.

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