Young Adult - Fantasy - Urban
311 Pages
Reviewed on 09/26/2020
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Reviewed by Tanja Jurkovic for Readers' Favorite

Echoe is the mother of two cute, quirky children who are growing up in a complicated world. Still tortured by the ghosts of her past, Echoe tries to navigate her way through life as a mother and as an independent woman who, despite having to spend her life in a wheelchair because of her condition, fights for herself and her family until the very end. Involved in a world of performance and acting, as most of her species is inclined to do, she built herself from the ground up, destined to succeed. Being chosen to act in a play staged by her good friend, Echoe embarks on this exciting journey, full of hope and positivity. Having the support of her colleagues and friends, she is confident to show her talent without the constraints of her famous family name. Life is looking good, and there is even a hint of new love on the horizon. However, strange things start happening to her, as if someone is trying to prevent her from having a normal, fulfilled life. Will they succeed?

What if you lived in a completely different world to this one? In Echoe, Ila Golden offers an exciting answer to that question. She invites the reader into a very imaginative, and oftentimes strange, world of magic. Her writing is approachable, interesting, and creative, and the story of Echoe, the main character of the novel, simply flows from the pages. Full of exciting moments and family intrigues, broken relationships, and vengeance, Echoe by Ila Golden is a great read and a wonderful way to immerse oneself in a completely different world. It is a perfect getaway from reality, with messages about important issues for the reader to find and decode while reading. I loved the imaginative story and effort put in writing it. A really enjoyable, heartwarming story full of surprises, and with enough excitement to spice up one's life in a flash!