Thursday, August 18, 2016

The Echoing by Jessica Blackburn


The Echoing by Jessica Blackburn
The Echoing by Jessica Blackburn
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Source: Received from Publisher to Review
Genre; YA Fantasy/Suspense

Book Description: Rylee has an unusual gift. It brings good luck to those who are kind to her and misfortune to those who are not–at least, that’s what the crazy woman in the woods tells her. But Rylee doesn’t believe it until strange coincidences start happening to her classmates and friends. Her gift may not be a matter of luck but of life and death.

My thoughts: I am impressed that this is Jessica Blackburn's debut book. I thought that it was put together very well. I liked her characters, the setting, and the premise of the book. She did a wonderful job at capturing my attention and keeping me invested in the story.

The book is about a high school student, Rylee. She takes a walk with her dog and comes across an old woman living out in the woods in a run down shack. The encounter changes her life. She finds that when someone does something bad to her, they have immediate "karma". Same thing for good deeds, the have an immediate reward. This is a burden that is had for a young woman to deal with and it quickly puts her friends and family in danger.

The book has romance. I like Merritt. He is the perfect boyfriend for her. It helps that they have know each other since childhood. He believes in her and accepts her. Her BFF is also a pretty great character, it would have been nice to see a little more of her in the story.

This book was clean with some kissing. It also deals with some tough issues. One of them is death and putting yourself at risk to protect the people you care about.

Jessica Blackburn
About the Author:  Jessica Blackburn studied at Brigham Young University—Idaho and graduated from her local community college with an Associates of Arts Degree. She currently lives in the beautiful Columbia Gorge as a stay-at-home mom. When she’s not writing stories, she spends her spare time teaching Sunday School and blogging her lessons and personal thoughts at

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  1. Interesting premise. I like the immediate way the Karma works. It would be interesting to see that in real life! Things could get crazy pretty fast!

    Dena @ Batch of Books

  2. I saw the cover and it reminded me of Old Man's Cave which is near me. Karma is something I would like to see more off in this world. To many getting away with being negative.

  3. I really love the cover for this book. It makes me want to open it up and start reading.


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