Hello bookdragons!! I’m here on this beautiful Sunday to present you this month Chapters Indigo Teen Staff Pick of the Month (or SPOTM): Echo North!
Staff Pick of the Month?
If you are wondering what this is about, each month, across all the Chapters stores, over 200 employees select a title to be the Staff Pick of the Month, in the Teen section, but also Adult Fiction!
February Teen Pick: Echo North by Joanna Ruth Meyer
« Echo Alkaev’s safe and carefully structured world falls apart after her father leaves for the city and mysteriously disappears. Believing he is lost forever, Echo is shocked to find him half-frozen in the winter forest six months later, guarded by a strange talking wolf—the same creature who attacked her as a child. The wolf presents Echo with an offer: for her to come and live with him for a year. But there is more to the wolf than Echo realizes.
In his enchanted house beneath a mountain, Echo discovers centuries-old secrets, a magical library full of books-turned-mirrors, and a young man named Hal who is trapped inside of them. As the year ticks by, Echo must solve the mystery of the wolf’s enchantment before her time is up—otherwise Echo, the wolf, and Hal will be lost forever. »
What made me want to pick it up? (and why I think you should pick it up too!)
- First of, LOOK AT THIS COVER. I know, I know, it means nothing. But still, it’s gorgeous and that doesn’t hurt.
- The synopsis reminds me of both Beauty and the Beast and East of the Sun, West of the Moon. And I can’t resist this kind of retelling!
- The winter-y and cold vibe, perfect for the season, to read cuddling under a blanket and with a tea in hand!
- I’ve never met a character named Echo, with such a name, she can only be original and amazing.
- The magic in this book sounds beautiful, mysterious and incredible, how can I resist that?
Hope this convinced you to give this book a chance! Now I’m going to dive in 😉
See you for a cup,