Echoes (Echoes, #1) by Alice Reeds
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They wake on a deserted island. Fiona and Miles, high school enemies now stranded together. No memory of how they got there. No plan to follow, no hope to hold on to.
Each step forward reveals the mystery behind the forces that brought them here. And soon, the most chilling discovery: something else is on the island with them.
Something that won’t let them leave alive.
I chose to read book 1 of the series to get some background before I read book 2, Fractures. And I’m glad I did. This book blew me away. The unusual plotline takes two unsuspecting teenagers on a frightening ride from Florida, to Berlin, to an unknown island, and every time I thought everything was working out, the author throws in another twist.
Fiona Wolf is a well-known kickboxer with titles and trophies and when she receives a surprising all-expenses-paid internship from Briola Bio-Tech to go to Berlin with a fellow student from her school she is very excited. Until she finds out her schoolmate is the pompous Miles Echo, the spoiled rich boy who called her pathetic the first time he met her. However, that was the least of her problems. Receiving a warning from an old friend “to trust no one” was the beginning of a race for their lives and a search for the truth.
Fiona and Miles grew up in very different environments, but the more time they spend together and get to know one another, they find things they have in common. Particularly, trusting each other and respecting each other’s courage, intelligence, and determination to stay alive and seek the truth about what is happening to them.
Overall, this is an extremely intense and absorbing psychological suspense thriller with surprises around every corner. I couldn’t put this book down and stay tuned for my review of book 2 on June 10. If you like psychological thrillers that have a mindblowing ending, give this one a try.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Alice Reeds was born in a small town in Germany but spent her first eight years in Florida, USA. Later on, she moved back to Europe, where her family moved around a lot. She was raised trilingual and has a basic understanding of Russian, read and spoken. After getting her International Baccalaureate Diploma, Alice is studying English Language and Literature at University. In her free time Alice mostly writes, reads, figure and/or roller skates, or watches countless let’s plays and figure skating videos.