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Echo North

by Joanna Ruth Meyer

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Echo North by Joanna Ruth Meyer
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Echo Alkaev's safe and carefully structured world falls apart when her father leaves for the city and mysteriously disappears.

Believing his father 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 ultimatum: if she lives with him for one year, he will ensure her father makes it home safely. But there is more to the wolf than Echo realizes.

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 is trapped inside of them. As the year ticks by, the rooms begin to disappear and 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.

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"Starred Review. [A] compelling, satisfying romantic adventure with metafictional undertones." - Publishers Weekly

"Starred Review. A lush, captivating new twist on beloved fairy tales." - Kirkus

"The setting and characters are richly developed and the story moves at a leisurely pace so readers can enjoy all of the extra detail. The magic mirrors and haunted houses can sometimes feel overdone and trite, but Meyer weaves new life into these artifacts. Give this to fans of Melissa Bashardoust's Girls Made of Snow and Glass and Seanan McGuire's Down Among the Sticks and Bones Grade 7 and up." - School Library Journal

"A marvelous, enchanting tale about the power of love and stories." - Rosamund Hodge, New York Times bestselling author of Cruel Beauty

"I loved this classic-feeling fairy tale about destiny, family, and true love. If you like strong, clever girls, talking wolves and wonderfully strange mysteries, don't miss this one!" - Hayley Chewins, author of The Turnaway Girls

"A ravishing new fairytale woven of music, enchantment, and mystery. Readers will be riveted by Meyer's poignant voice and masterful storytelling, and fall in love with Echo's courage." - Elizabeth Lim, author of Spin the Dawn and Reflection

"An atmospheric story so well-told it will leave readers enchanted right alongside Echo and her white wolf. I devoured every page." - Jessica Leake, author of Beyond a Darkened Shore and Through the White Wood

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Joanna Ruth Meyer

Joanna Ruth Meyer is the author of Beneath the Haunting Sea described as "Epic, musical, and tender" by Kirkus and listed on Barnes & Noble's "Our Most Anticipated YA Fantasy Novels of 2018."

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