Stryder’s ill-fated prank lands him straight into a mysterious s ...more
The characters are wonderful, and like many great authors, Jodi Perkins does a fantastic job of creating a real relationship between the reader and her characters. I adore the way she made me hate and love Stryder at the same time.
The dynamic of the sisters, and clear separation between their personalities makes me ...more
There is also a sub-plot, ...more
Note: I received a free copy of the book in exchange for an honest review and that’s what the review is going to be – honest. And like any of my other reviews, I’ll keep it completely spoiler-free.
We do not possess imagination enough to sense what we are missing.
- Jean Toomer
Every chapter in the book begins with a quote, and the above is from the third chapter. Before getting into the rest of the review, I have to say the quotes at the beginning of each chapter are perfect fo...more
I loved that Chasing Echoes focused on a ingenious story-line, exploring a genre of the fantastical world that hasn't been written to death. And not just that, the humor and catfights between the MCs Taz and Stryder had me laughing times without number it is hard to pick a f ...more
The characters developed nicely as the tale progressed with a nice development of tension which kept me reading through the wee small hours of the morning.
This book is suitable for all lovers of fantasy/supernatural suspense. I'll be looking for the ...more
I was completely enthralled into this story. I love the world building and phenomenal character development. The characters were so deep and fleshed out and I loved all of them. I really enjoyed the hopeful ending as well. This book has great pacing and suspense. I can't believe I got this book for free as its worth so much more. I am now definitely a fan of this author's and can't wait to read the next installment. ...more
The writing was wonderful, the pacing perfect, it just flowed and everything sounded natural. The characters, especially the main MCs - Topaz, Taz for short, and Stryder - were interesting and likeable. Taz was easy to like from the beginning, she was strong, honest and caring. Stryder came across as a not so ni ...more
Taz is a teenage girl with three sisters who all share a special ...more
One of the first things that jumps out is the characters- some books hook you with the plot, some with the writing-style, this one definitely gets you with the characters.
Unlike some books where y ...more
I'm a fantasy and horror guy. I'm also a secret sucker for a good romance. In fact ...more
My rating: 4.5 / 5 stars
First of all, thank you to Booktaster and the author for providing me an e-copy in exchange of an honest review.
Chasing Echoes by Jodie Perkins is an interesting tale about these two high school enemies, Taz and Stryder who were both caught up in a “curse” where both of our main characters got sucked into a journey through the time loop where they had to repeat their days until they found a solutio ...more
Perkins’ story is the youthful misadventures of Stryder Black, bully and emotionally disgruntled teenage boy, and Topaz Aevos, the semi-average girl with some pretty interesting powers. T ...more
I really enjoyed this book. I loved the way the characters were interwoven and their chemistry with one another.
Topaz (Taz) has a gift. She can make things fall.
Stryder (Stry) has no gift. He is an arse!
Case in point... The Senior Dance. Stryder asks Krystal, Topaz younger sister, is there with Stryder; much to Taz's dismay.
Stryder drags Krystal on stage and another boy, Lance, who is actually a bigger arse than Stryder, announces that they make a cute couple and they should hav ...more
I really like the style of the book, the alternative POV narratives makes it easy to read and also allows you to really get inside the head of the two main characters.
Topaz, one of the lead characters, really has a good twist to her character, I loved the fact when you're introduced to the story you think it's about a normal girl with a normal family but oh wait they have powers... WHAT! This really made i ...more
Taz is a typical high school student, with typical high school problems. As her journey progresses, we learn she has a special ability, and of course, she is not the only one. Stryder is her enemy and together, they are trapped in a shrinking time loop together. I swear i could actually time loop shrinking! There's so many secrets, revelations and sub-plots, and a hell of a plot twist but the ent ...more
Chasing Echoes tells the story of Taz and Stryder and how a cruel prank that he played on her youngest sister resulted in a curse that he can break only if he changes his ways. Forced to keep reliving January 1st to the 21st in a time ...more
When I first read the first chapter of the story, I was already engaged with it. It had totally captured my attention and triggered my curiosity to knew what happened in the next chapter. Chasing Echoes was beautifully written by the author. The way the plots were written was definitely incredible and neat. The author had also done a great job in introduced and described all the amazing characters in the story. She also include ...more
I honestly expected a light and sweet romantic narrative but this novel took my emotions on a roller-coaster ride. The book may be targeted for young a ...more
Character development is evident and I could easily put myself in thei ...more