ARC Review: Echoes Between Us by Katie McGarry

February 2, 2020 Review 8 ★★★★★

I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

ARC Review:  Echoes Between Us by Katie McGarryEchoes Between Us by Katie McGarry
Published by Tor Teen on January 14, 2020
Genres: YA Contemporary
Pages: 384
Format: ARC
Source: the publisher
My Rating: five-stars
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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, thanks to the blinding migraines that consume her whole life and keep Veronica on the fringes. But the haunting afterimages make her wonder if there is something more going on....
Golden boy Sawyer is handsome and popular, a state champion swimmer, but this All-American is hiding an adrenaline addiction that could kill him. Drawn to each other after a chance meeting, can they help each other battle the demons that haunt their every step or will they push their luck too far and risk losing itall...including their lives?

My Review:

This was my first Katie McGarry book, and I did enjoy it for sure. It makes me open to the possibility of reading other books by her in the future. I classified it as YA contemporary, even though it is left unsure as to whether there were really ghosts or not in the story. All of the characters had a lot of depth, and all of the kids were going through so many things. Learning just what the ghost/monster was for Sawyer’s little sister was really terrifying and very sad.

Sawyer going to the AA meetings for his own addiction was really such a mature thing to do, but it made sense with him feeling like he had to take care of his little sister. Veronica’s own health problems and family issues were very big as well. And it was hard to see the boy that she thought she had feelings for turn her away, and why he did it. So I was rooting for Sawyer and Veronica all the way through.

A very good story, kept me on the edge of my seat and turning pages all the way through.

8 Responses to “ARC Review: Echoes Between Us by Katie McGarry”

  1. Danielle Hammelef

    This was also my first book by this author and won’t be my last. I really enjoyed the characters.

  2. Olivia Roach

    I am surprised that this is your first Katie McGarry book as she is such a popular YA contemporary author! I am glad you liked into this foray into her books and that you will be able to enjoy more of her works. I thought this was a thriller at first because of the cover but reviews have set me straight ^.^

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    • Lisa Mandina

      I haven’t always read a lot of contemporary YA, used to be mainly paranormal, dystopian, etc. If it was contemporary it had some major thing to it, like obesity or suicide or something similar. Maybe because of the ghost aspect is why I liked this one? I need that little extra for my contemporary reads if they are YA?

  3. John Smith

    It sounds like this has an interesting interplay between the realistic story and the supernatural angle!

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