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Lingering Echoes

(Lingering Echoes #1)

3.83  ·  Rating details ·  678 ratings  ·  246 reviews
You cant change the past no matter how much you want to.
If only Allie Collins could go back to that tragic day one year ago, perhaps she could escape the guilt that haunts her. In reality, there was no altering her cousins death or the role she played. Then she meets Damien Michaels, a dark-haired stranger on a dirt bike, who seems to watch Allie and know more about her
Kindle Edition, 278 pages
Published October 30th 2013 by Clean Teen Publishing
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Before I started reading this book I had no idea what to expect from it. I read the blurb and it grabbed my attention immediately, but nothing could have prepared me for how I would feel after I finish reading it. This book reminded me a little of The Sea of tranquility. It gave me similar feelings. This book sucks you in from
Carole (Carole's Random Life in Books)
This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life in Books.

This book was just okay for me. I have had a review copy of this book for over 4 years but never felt compelled to actually read the book until now. I must say that I am happy to finally be able to mark this book off of my list of books to read. I found this to be a pretty quick read that held my attention but it was never the kind of book that totally grabbed me.

My feelings are pretty mixed about this book. I think one of the main
Amy | Foxy Blogs
Jan 12, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Amy | Foxy Blogs by: Barbara
LINGERING ECHOES is a young adult story that flirts on the edge of danger. It takes place over a summer vacation with ties to the previous summer.

Allie is spending her summer vacation with her dad and his new family. They are vacationing where the previous summer a tragedy happened that leaves Allie harboring survivor's guilt.

Damien is a broken teen who has a haunting past that won't let its grip of him go. He's drawn to Allie and tries to help overcome her daunting past.
"You must make that
Erica Kiefer
Dec 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
INSPIRATION behind writing Lingering Echoes:
The first scene came to mind years ago when I was in college. It was a crisp, fall day and as I walked to class, the wind and swirling leaves at my feet created a scenario in my head. When I became bored during my humanities class, instead of taking notes, I started writing a descriptive scene that was intended to simply end as a piece of poetry. Instead, I couldnt stop thinking about this girl who I envisioned in my head, grieving beside a river on a
How does a teenaged girl recover from the undeserved guilt of not being able to save a loved one? Allie was there the day her young cousin died in a freak drowning accident and life has never been the same for her. While staying with her father and his new family at a summer cottage getaway, Allie is forced to face her fears without success. Already filled with grief and guilt, the bullying from her step-brother only makes things worse. Enter Damien, a dark and mysterious young man who at first ...more
Jan 21, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
***3.5 Stars***

Lingering Echoes is a fast paced young adult romance. This story is about young girl named Allie who is struggling with guilt after her cousin Maddie drowned. Her parents are split up however; her father is determined to help her. Allie reluctantly goes on a vacation, the place where her younger cousin died the year before. She meets Damien, who has a secret of his own.

This book a drama filled heartfelt story of romance, friendship, loss, mystery and suspense with twists and
Nov 11, 2013 rated it really liked it
I just finished it--- I had to let my toddler watch enough Dora to make her head explode to make it happen. "I'm the map..I'm the map....." sigh....

But, I loved it! The men are blush-worthy. The protagonist doesn't take any nonsense (I'm a fan of no-nonsense protagonistas) -- and there are enough heart flutterings and cliffhangers for all.

I read quite a bit of YA fiction, especially all the dystopian/Hunger Games/Uglies/Divergent/Delirium/Graceling/Maze Runner, etc. favorites - and I love them.
Rayleigh Wendel
Oct 31, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I am a huge reader, and as such, have read many young adult novels. This definitely makes it to my top 10 list along with Harry Potter, Hunger Games, and Lord of the Rings. It's not very similar to these books in that it is a realistic fiction and has nothing to do with fantasy or sci-fi. But it is similar to these books because of how original it is. I started it around 6:00 in the evening and stayed all up through the night until 2:00 in the morning. I hadn't done that since I first read ...more
Kimber Wheaton
Jan 16, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ya
I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review

It's been a while since a book sucked me in from the first page the way Lingering Echoes did. The first few pages really set the tone for the novel. Allie is suffering survivor's guilt, coupled with a broken family life. The fact that everyone is having fun around her and trying to pretend nothing is wrong with this boating outing is almost comical. At this point the reader doesn't know about the tragedy that struck her last
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Having a bad past doesn't make you a bad person, does it?

Young adult books are not my usual reading material. I've had some bad experience with them, so I usually try to avoid them. But somehow, I wanted to read this one. Still, I proceeded with caution, part of me expecting that something will happen to make me want to throw the book away. I'm happy to report that that did not happen. Of course, I'm certain I would have enjoyed it more if I were younger, but it was a decent read.

I must say
Melissa (thereaderandthechef)
Aw, I knew I was going to need a hug and a tissue after reading this book. Lingering Echoes has left me with a very heavy heart, despite its really nice ending. It's just that the pain inside is so raw and so real that there's no way you can't feel the pang and sadness for Allie and Damien. Most of the time I just wanted to jump right in and kick that river's derriére and knock out the people that hurt my friends. However, this story also shows how there's always going to be a light at the end ...more
Lynsey   (A Bookish Life)
I know what she did last summer.

I enjoyed Lingering Echoes. I would definitely recommend it as one of the better New Adult reads, and Lord knows there are some doozies out there already, even in such a new genre. I didn't find it quite the blub-fest I was expecting, though, it has to be saidcertainly not in the same way as Sea of Tranquility, which it's been compared to, but it was close.

Allie is spending the summer in her father's cabin retreat with his new wife and her new "brother". Though
Nov 27, 2013 rated it it was ok
Shelves: ya-lit
Recommended to me by a friend so I took a chance. There were some fun moments with the characters, but overall it was amateurish and lightweight, with some distracting typos and some lightly veiled racism that made me uncomfortable. It also was similar to the Twilight franchise in its disturbing theme of a girl inexplicably drawn to a bad boy who is borderline physically abusive.
Eileen Dandashi
Oct 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
About the Story: Whether Allie Collins wanted to or not, she was visiting her dad for the summer and hed decided to head over to Pines, the place theyd always gone for the summer, where Allies cousin had died.

Allie hadnt spent any time with her dads new wife, Clara, who seemed to be nice enough. But her son, Nick, was just plain rude AND nasty. Who would want to spend time with him?

Brooke Cannon had been invited to join the group, some girl Allies age, she really didnt like. Brooke had her eye
Jenny - Book Sojourner
Excuse the rambling...
I chose this book because I was excited to read a "clean teen" book, and was hoping to find a refreshing young adult novel without the more mature situations that find their way into YA books. And I can say this book is pretty "clean," not containing sex or strong language, and some violence. I read the prequel novella, Rumors, and it interested me enough to see what would happen with Allie. I didn't love Allie in the novella, but I hoped to get to know her more here and
Lori Palle
Aug 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Theres something about youI dont hurt as much when Im with you. And I dont know why.Allie

A year later and Allie is still struggling under the crushing grief of losing her beloved cousin. Forced to return to the place of her cousins deathand Allies own near drowningfor a summer vacation with her dad and his new family, shes certain the summer before she goes off to college will be horrible, to put it lightly. Unexpectedly, she meets local bad boy Damien who is quite familiar with her constant
Ginny  Gallagher
Jan 23, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Lingering Echoes is written by Erica Kiefer and published by Clean Teen Publishing . It is an older young adult/new adult story with elements of romance, mystery, and suspense.

I read Rumors, the FREE prequel novella to Lingering Echoes, and I believe that reading it prior to reading this story helped me to understand and sympathize with the main character and also gave me a little more insight into the family dynamics that take place in the story.

Allie is a broken and guilt ridden 17 year old
Chelsey Nichols
Lingering Echoes by Erica Kiefer tells the story of Allie Collins, a young woman who is dragged along on a blended family vacation by her fatherdirectly back to the place where a horrible tragedy took place. Trying to move on and heal from her past mistakes is a long and difficult process for Allieenter Damien: tall, dark, handsome and with a dangerous past. These two have more in common than they realize, but will they be able to overcome their difficult pasts and move on together?

This novel
Feb 20, 2014 rated it really liked it
I started to read this book with an open mind since this is a new author for me. The synopsis struck up a interest and the rest is history. There is nothing paranormal involved even if the title suggest that. Now let's get into the story itself.
A young girl named Allie is having a vacation in Hidden Pines with her father, step mom, step brother, step brother's best friend and her best friend. But she can't fully enjoy it since the place where they are having their vacation is the same place
Michelle Pickett
My Review of: Lingering Echoes by Erica Kiefer

Lingering Echoes was a nice surprise. I quite enjoyed the book and Ms. Kiefers writing. The story touches on some tough emotional subjects and how they affect two teens, Allie and the mysterious Damien. Somehow Kiefer managed to do this without losing the readers in a dark maze of emotional quicksand.

I thought the story was somewhat original. There were areas that I was able to pick out what would happen next, but that didnt detract from my
April Hollingworth
Mar 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Review Courtesy of April Hollingworth
Hauntingly Beautiful. Designed for pre teens I would recommend this for adults too. This is Erica Kiefers first novel and she has proven to be an author to remember her name as you will want to read any book she creates.
Opening Scene:
Standing on the weathered dock, I stared into the shadowy lake.
The Review:
Allie Collins is forced to spend the summer with her father and his new family which is bad enough as her step mums son and Allie cant stand each other.
Liz's Book Bucket List
{Thank you Clean Teen Publishing and Netgalley for providing this in return for an honest review}

This book covers loss, guilt, and regret flawlessly. I liked that this book touched on deeper subjects and was not just a fluffy read. This book is full of emotional situations that defiantly pulled at the heart strings. Although I was in love with the end of this book, I did not get invested in the story until about the halfway mark.

I liked the overall plot of Lingering Echoes; it was filled with
Alison Jansen
I received an ARC is exchange for an honest review.
It has been a while since I read a YA novel and I forgot how lovely they can be. For a YA novel, there are some pretty intense themes going on. I really enjoyed this book, I love reading books about people healing, I guess it is because of the work, that I do, its nice to read about people who can overcome things in their lives.

I felt incredibly sorry for Allie, for such a young girl, she had so much guilt and anger and was really struggling
Tracey (Life and Literature)
"Your past returns, an emergence you must face! Do not shy away from it, for it will fight to consume you if not conquered."

30% in and I'm almost ready to give up. The main character Allie is messing with my head... I can't find anything I like about her at all.


Review: Well, as you can see from my Goodreads update, I was ready to give up on this book at the 30 percent mark. But I decided to keep going for a little bit longer and see if things improved
Mar 01, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 4-stars
Rating: 3 1/2 Stars

I started out excited to read this book, but after I started reading it, I was a little disappointed. I didn't really connect with the characters. The dialogue was off... it just didn't seem natural. Some of the writing seemed forced and I had trouble believing in the characters. They were a little unrealistic, in my opinion.

However, around chapter five, things started to pick up. I grew attached to the main character Allie and her small group of friends. I started to really
Jul 16, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: net-galley-arc, arc
***I received a copy of this book through Net Galley in exchange for an honest review.***

When I read the synopsis for Lingering Echoes, I was intrigued. It surpassed my expectations. It was a beautiful story of love, forgiveness, and family with mystery woven within the pages.

Allie has returned to the lake with her father, his second wife, and stepbrother. She is not very happy to return to the place that has caused her so much pain. She and her cousin were swept into the water the summer
Ali (Our Book Boyfriends) Flores
Lingering Echoes sucked me in from the beginning with its mystery. That's funny because I wouldn't normally say I love to read mysteries, but this book left me wanting to proudly proclaim my love for the genre! It has an almost paranormal feel, too.
To add to the mystery of the plot, you have the very mysterious Damien. His mysteriousness is one of the very things that makes his character so great, but you don't know until the end whether he's the good guy or the bad. As a matter of fact, I
Sarah-Jayne Briggs
(I received this book for free, through NetGalley, in exchange for a review).

(This review may contain spoilers).

When I downloaded this book from NetGalley, I couldn't actually tell what it was about. (Apparently, it still hasn't occurred to me to cross-check on here...) But I was intrigued by the front cover of this book. It's one of the more appealing ones I've seen.

I was pulled quite easily into this book. The first person perspective worked for the most part, with the only exception being
Patricia Hurt
Feb 11, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
love it when I can find a great Young Adult Thriller that as a family, we can all enjoy, comment , and share around the table and on the phone. Lingering Echoes is one of those books. As I immersed into the protagonist so very authentic emotions she led me through a journey of tears, happiness, adventure, danger and ultimately, healing. Allie, the main character, has just graduated from High School, and is spending the summer with her dad and her dad's new family. She is not happy at all to be ...more
Feb 18, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Lingering Echoes is kind of a tough book. It is beautiful but in a sad and broken way for a lot of the story. It is tragic and emotional, but Erica Kiefer deals with some really hard deaths. I liked the summer time, lake/ cabin setting. I think the setting was perfect because it allowed all the characters to basically be together 24/7, so they forged quicker bonds. There was mystery, mixed in with some pretty great character growth. This whole story was about growth.

Allie seems like such a
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Erica Kiefers debut novel Lingering Echoes was published by Clean Teen Publishing in November 2013. She continued the series with Rumors (A Lingering Echoes Prequel) and her newest release Vanishing Act. All of her books can be read as stand-alone contemporary YA fiction, touched with romance, emotional drama and suspense. With a degree in Recreation Therapy from Brigham Young University, Ericas ...more

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