Echoes Between Us

· Sold by Tor Teen
4.6
8 reviews
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384
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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 it all...including their lives?

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4.6
8 reviews
Brooke Fern
January 22, 2020
***4.5 Stars*** This baby was all kinds of goodness. I knew it would be intense and emotional, and it was, but it went beyond even my expectations and kept me turning the pages until the very end. I loved Veronica and Sawyer. Both of them have been through more than anyone can fathom and yet they persevere and at least put forth as semblance of living their lives. They both have really good hearts and a sense of responsibility that they probably shouldn’t have at their ages, but they own it. While both of their journey’s broke my heart, I loved watching as they eventually confronted their own ghosts and came out stronger for it on the other side. As for their journey to their HEA, it was all kinds of emotional, but it was also a fun one. Their first true collision was quite unique and I really enjoyed watching as they found that they had a lot more in common than either could have ever imagined. Their bantering was fun and I really enjoyed how their relationship evolved as the book progressed and loved how things worked out in the end. Echoes Between Us was an intense and captivating ride from start to finish. The issues that these characters deal with were intense, but they were necessary to understand the characters motivation and appreciate their growth. And as for the secondary cast of characters, they were all very well written and though I don’t have a favorite, I wouldn’t mind spending more time with them all and see where life takes them ~ Copy provided by the publisher via NetGalley & voluntarily reviewed ~
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Shelf Life Chronicles
January 28, 2020
Hauntingly beautiful. This book stuck with me even when I put it down, which I tried not to do often. There were moments were I was genuinely creeped out, goosebumps and all, and had to put it down. It not only questioned Sawyers’ belief in ghosts but my own. McGarry is an instant but for me, so when I saw eARCs available for Echos Between Us I immediately snagged one without reading the synopsis. Going back and reading it after I’ve finished the book makes me glad I didn’t because it’s not a subject I typically enjoy. I’m not a supernatural fan and I like my YA contemporaries to be filled with romance rather than ghosts. This was not the case with Veronica and Sawyers story. ➽ Veronica - the weird girl at school. She celebrates holidays at the wrong time of the year, doesn’t fit the typical mode with her loner friends and supposedly eats Girl Scouts for lunch. ➽ Sawyer - Mr. Popular rich boy who has a ton of friends, is the leader of his group and excels at swimming. His life seems perfect from the outside looking it. Sawyer moves into the haunted downstairs apartment of Veronica’s house and she gets to see firsthand just how hard his life really is and the facade he has been putting on. Sawyer also gets an inside look at Veronica’s life and sees just how wrong he was about her and why she lives life the way she does. Soon a tenuous friendship with the promise of something more forms between the two as they work on their senior project: proving the other side exists. A sweet contemporary romance with supernatural elements, Echos Between Us tugs at the heartstrings while also giving you goosebumps. Neither Veronica or Sawyer have it easy, but in drastically different ways. I don’t want to spill too much on Veronica, but I loved how Sawyer’s storyline was handled. He was an adrenaline junky that used dangerous acts of adrenaline to escape his life and responsibilities for a few moments. While there are a ton of self help groups out there available, adrenaline junky help groups like AA isn’t really a thing. AA is though and it was touching to see him taken under another guys wing and show readers how to ask for help. I think that is such an important lesson to take away from this novel. From Veronica I learned to live life to the fullest and the way you want to live it no matter what anyone thinks. The secondary characters in this books were so important. From Veronica’s dad, to her best friends and Sawyer’s sister and mom. Everyone had their own story and we got to learn it. I’m actually hoping we get to revisit this world someday and maybe get endings to Veronica’s friends stories. I fell in love with Nazareth, Jesse, and Leo. I want to know where their stories go from here and how they end. Plus I’d like to check in on Veronica and Sawyer. Echos Between Us was so unique to not only McGarry’s other works but anything else I’ve ever read. For moments I too believed in the supernatural like Veronica, got chills and a tad nervous about not things that go bump in the night. If you’re a non-believer like Sawyer you’ll still enjoy this book and his explanations behind residual hauntings and the spirits left behind that haunt us.
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Tabitha Stephenson
February 24, 2020
A ghost story unlike any other! Wow, wow, wow. I didn't expect to like this book as much as I did. Despite the fact that Veronica sees her mother's ghost and senses the negative spirits that haunt the first floor of her house, she deals with the same issues that most other teenagers do - an uncertain future, loss of friends, and burgeoning feelings for someone she shouldn't want. Veronica is refreshingly honest, both with herself and others, and has the kind of confidence that most teenagers could only dream of - at least that's what she wants you to think. Sawyer isn't the typical golden boy - he has his own deep-seated issues and heaps of responsibility. He's surprisingly charming and grounded. Although both Veronica and Sawyer could easily fall into some pretty stereotypical YA tropes, the author does a good job of differentiating her characters from others in the genre by giving them complex storylines and struggles that make them feel more real to the reader. And, unlike with many popular YA narratives, it feels like the struggle is mutual. Both Veronica and Sawyer are dealing with life's harsher realities. I was compelled to follow Veronica and Sawyer's journeys as they overcame deadly brain tumors, dangerous addictions, high school gossip, and their differences. I truly enjoyed watching them develop as characters and living life to its fullest. Although some huge obstacles were put in their paths, it never felt like a pity party. Overall, it was a beautiful story that explores the ideas of life after death and coming to terms with the uncertainty of tomorrow.
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About the author

KATIE MCGARRY is an award winning and critically acclaimed young adult novelist. The author of Only a Breath Apart and the Pushing the Limits and Thunder Road series is currently living out her real life love story in Kentucky with her husband and three children. Katie is a lover of music, happy endings, reality television, and is a secret University of Kentucky basketball fan.

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