Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Release Day Review: Echoes Between Us by Katie McGarry

Title: Echoes Between Us
Author: Katie McGarry
Series: Stand Alone (companion to Only A Breath Apart)
Genre: YA Contemporary/Paranormal
Published By: Tor Teen (Feb. 14, 2020)
Source: ARC Provided by the Publisher (in exchange for an honest review)
My Rating: 4.5 Stars!


Book Description:
Echoes Between Us is bestselling author Katie McGarry’s breakout teen contemporary novel about a girl with everything to lose and the boy who will do anything to save her.

Veronica sees ghosts. More specifically, her mother's ghost. The afterimages of blinding migraines caused by the brain tumor that keeps her on the fringes and consumes her whole life haunt her, even as she wonders if it's something more...

Golden boy Sawyer is handsome and popular, a state champion swimmer, but his adrenaline addiction draws him to Veronica.


A girl with nothing to live for and a boy with everything to lose--can they conquer their demons together?





When you open one of McGarry's books, you not only know you are going to get one heck of a story but you know it will be one that will be filled with emotions and one that more often than not, will rock you to your core. Will change you in ways you didn't even know a story could do.

And like all her books, this was filled with romance, heart ache, happiness, friendships, love, and with it being something different, ghosts.

Like it's counter novel, Only a Breath Apart, Echoes Between Us has a touch of the paranormal that will not only keep you on edge it will keep you turning the pages wanting more, constantly looking over your shoulder and having a hard time deciding which makes your heart pound harder, the chance encounters with ghosts, or the steamy sweet romance and tender moments the McGarry is known for best. 

Filled with raw emotion and amazing characters, this is one novel you don't want to miss out on! 






*All thoughts and opinions are my own and were not influenced by the author or publisher. I was not compensated for this review.*

40 comments:

  1. I love paranormal mixed with contemporary. Has a distinctive cover too. I can see trying this!

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  2. I haven't read a McGarry book in so long! I'm excited to give this a try! I think I'll love it just as much as you did. :)

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    1. I bet you do and I know! She has always been a favorite so it was fun reading her again.

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  3. I hope Veronica is okay, physically and mentally! I haven't read a McGarry book in ages, so I'd like to check this one out. :)

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  4. Having a touch of paranormal makes this sound even better.

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  5. I'm so glad you liked this book, I added it to my TBR mainly because of the cover and didn't see LOADS of good reviews, so I was kinda scary to read it, but you convinced me back to the good side!

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    1. Woot! So happy I did and I really hope you like it too!

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  6. This does sound good. I've been down for the count and have so many reviews to write my head is going to explode.. and yet I kept reading!

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  7. I never heard of the author before now. This sounds enjoyable. I may just give it a try.

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  8. I am not sure on this one. McGarry tends to be too dramatic and her books are full of angst, I don’t know... argh.

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    1. They do usually have drama and this does as well but it wasn't bad like a lot of YA can be.

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  9. very nice cover and it sounds like a good fit for me
    sherry @ fundinmental

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  10. Your opening sentence is 100% the truth. McGarry always hits me in the feels. I know there will be tears every time I read one of her books, but I like that she stirs up emotions and passion in me. I thought this book was wonderful, and was impressed how many things she packed in there without it feeling packed.

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    1. I totally agree with you! It really was fabulous and really did have so much substance to it without being overwhelming.

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  11. I love to have a great read.Love the contents of your blog.Looking forward to read more.New fun and I'm totally hooked.

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  12. Sounds great!
    I would love to read this book!

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  13. *grabby hands* I love, love, love Katie McGarry, and I cannot wait to dive into this one. Unfortunately, I do not have a copy, so you're not beating me out on this one. ;)

    Lindsi @ Do You Dog-ear? 💬

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  14. I'm excited about the paranormal part of this and how it ties together.

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  15. I loved this story so much, and agree that the paranormal element made it even more amazing! Great Review Ali :)

    Lindy@ A Bookish Escape

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  16. Ok I'm convinced it's going on my list Kindlemom. What a fantastic review! Thanks

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  17. I liked Katie's earlier stuff and then it began too angsty for me. I wasn't sure how the paranormal element would play well, but it seems like a solid read. Glad you enjoyed it!

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    1. I know what you mean and I tend to shy away from this genre for that very reason. ;)

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  18. I've been remiss in keeping up with her books after her first series, but I do like books with a touch of the paranormal.

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    1. The ones with a touch of the paranormal are so good and tend to not be quite as angsty I think. ;)

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  19. This has been getting so much love! I've yet to read anything by McGarry but I plan to! I like how this one blends some paranormal into the tale... May be a good place for me to start! :)

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