Wishlist Wednesday: The Echo Room

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Welcome to this week’s edition of Wishlist Wednesday! Today I am featuring The Echo Room by Parker Peevyhouse. This book sounds like a really unique sci-fi novel that will keep you guessing.

Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by  Wishful Endings, to spotlight and discuss the books we’re excited about and have yet to read. It is a spin-off of the original meme, Waiting on Wednesday that was formerly hosted by Breaking the Spine.


Wishlist Wednesday: The Echo RoomTitle: The Echo Room
Author: Parker Peevyhouse
Publisher: Tor Teen
Publication Date: September 11, 2018

Summary (from Goodreads):

A smart, claustrophobic thriller where two teens escape a strange prison only to discover they weren't locked in, but were locking someone—or something—out
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.

“The Maze Runner meets Memento” (Jeanne Ryan) in The Echo Room, a suspenseful, high-concept first novel with an immersive psychological mystery that follows Rett and Bryn, who are stuck in a time loop and forced to work together until they manage to escape a prison of their own making.

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I really enjoyed Parker Peevyhouse’s other novel, Where Future’s End. Books that have lots of suspense and have the reader trying to figure out what will happen next are my favourite kinds. The time-loop aspect is also interesting, and I look forward to finding out how it works for this one.

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.

25 thoughts on “Wishlist Wednesday: The Echo Room

  1. Aneta Bak says:

    First time hearing about this one, but it has definitely caught my interprets!! I’ll definitely need to snag a copy myself.
    Enjoy the rest of your week 🙂

    • The Candid Cover says:

      I haven’t tried Memento. I wonder how closely related it is to those books, because I am not sure I am seeing too much Maze Runner in the synopsis. We shall see! 😉

  2. Luna & Saturn says:

    This definitely seems like a cool read. Normally, an entire book about a room wouldn’t seem interesting, but we really like sci-fi and this seems like a really unique book. We’re really interested in seeing how the time-loop plays out.

    ~ Luna & Saturn @ Pendragons

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