Review: The Echo Room by Parker Peevyhouse

Review: The Echo Room by Parker PeevyhouseTitle: The Echo Room
Author: Parker Peevyhouse
Publisher: Tor Teen
Publication Date: September 11, 2018

four-stars
Summary (from Goodreads):

Rett wakes on the floor of a cold, dark room. He doesn’t know how he got there, only that he’s locked in. He’s not alone—a girl named Bryn is trapped in the room with him. When she finds a mysterious bloodstain and decides she doesn’t trust Rett, he tries to escape on his own—

Rett wakes on the floor of the same cold, dark room. He doesn’t trust Bryn, but he’ll have to work with her if he ever hopes to escape. They try to break out of the room—

Rett and Bryn hide in a cold, dark room. Safe from what’s outside.

But they’re not alone.

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❃ I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. ❃

Review

It has been a while since I’ve picked up a post-apocalyptic novel, but I’m glad that I chose The Echo Room by Parker Peevyhouse. This book is so suspenseful as the characters’ purpose is revealed, and I enjoyed both of their personalities. The writing style is also eerie, and there are many twists throughout the book. This is the perfect read to curl up with this fall.

This book tells the story of a boy who wakes up every day trapped in a room with a girl. They are determined to escape, however what’s outside may be scarier than what is inside. What I found interesting is the fact that the beginning of the book is essentially the same scenario over again as the days repeat, but I didn’t find it repetitive or boring. Each day is fresh, and there is a change of scenery after the first couple of chapters. If you are a fan of post-apocalyptic novels, I would definitely recommend this one.

I enjoyed both the main characters in this book. Rhett and Bryn are both resourceful and courageous, and I was drawn in by the fact that they have no memories of the past. Their relationship really develops throughout the book as they learn to trust each other and work together instead of going their separate ways. Of course, they each have their moments, but I enjoyed my experience with them overall.

One of my favourite aspects of the story is the writing style. Since the main characters don’t know what happened to them, it is very mysterious, and the reader only receives new information when the characters do. There is a lot of introspection since there aren’t many people to talk to, and this helped me really understand the main characters. The world is also complex, and I enjoyed the big reveal at the end. I love suspenseful writing, and I was glad that this book was able to deliver it.

The Echo Room is a mysterious post-apocalyptic novel with two main characters who develop. I loved the writing style and the twisty plot. This book is reminiscent of The Maze Runner, and I would recommend it to fans of the series.

About Parker Peevyhouse

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Parker Peevyhouse is likely trying to solve a puzzle at this very moment, probably while enjoying In-N-Out fries, admiring redwood trees, and quoting movies about sentient robots. Parker's critically acclaimed collection of novellas for young adults, WHERE FUTURES END, was named a best book for teens by the New York Public Library, Chicago Public Library, and Bank Street. The Horn Book called it “a smart science-fiction puzzle.” Parker lives in the San Francisco Bay Area and works at Hicklebee’s Children’s Bookstore. Her YA science fiction thriller, THE ECHO ROOM, is forthcoming from Tor Teen.

19 thoughts on “Review: The Echo Room by Parker Peevyhouse

  1. JAIME LYNN says:

    This sounds like a wonderfully cozy mystery, and I love that you used the word eerie! That makes it more appealing for me. Now i just need some COOL WEATHER to go with the story!

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