ECHO NORTH, by Joanna Ruth Meyer, Page Street Kids/Manda Group


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.

Out January 15, 2019

400 pages approx.


I received this book in exchange for my honest review.

Wow! I’m blown away!  What a ride!

I read this book over two days.  It was almost impossible to put down once I started into it.

This magical world is stunning, innovative, creative and truly mesmerising. I can’t get over how lyrical and flowing the unveiling of the story was. I was immediately drawn in and held hostage by the author’s voice and prose.

Echo was an amazing character, layered and flawed, determined and full of courage.  I loved seeing her grow and become so much more.

The house, the wolf and all in and around it, truly brilliant in their creations.  This is an author you need to keep your eyes on.


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