Echo North

By Joanna Ruth Meyer,

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In his enchanted house beneath a mountain, each room must be sewn together to keep the home from unraveling, and something new and dark and strange lies behind every door. When centuries-old secrets unfold, Echo discovers a magical library full of books- turned-mirrors, and a young man named Hal who…

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Echo North combined several familiar-to-me folk tales, and introduced me to the tale of Tam Lin. I loved the blending of known and original—especially the mirror room, where stories layered upon stories and acquaintances took on completely new qualities. The sewing together of a fracturing magical house also fascinated me. I was never sure about the intentions of certain people until the end, and despite guessing wrong, I was delighted by what really was happening.

Based on East of the Sun, West of the Moon—possibly the most journey-centered fairy tale of all—this lyrical, gorgeous book takes place in a fantasy version of Siberia that is as atmospheric as it is magical. I was privileged to read a very early version of this story, and I was frustrated I couldn’t immediately go out and buy a copy for everyone I knew. (Now I can—and have!) Our heroine, Echo, is one of the most tenacious gals I’ve met on the page, and she will totally blow you away with her selfless depth of love for the (not…

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