The Echo Room by Parker Peevyhouse
Published by Tor Teen
Published on 9/11/2018
Remember that movie from 1993 where when the guy woke up each morning and realized was destined to repeat the same day over and over again? Okay bare with me here, in case you’re younger than me by a lot….it was called Groundhogs Day. And that my friends, about sums up The Echo Room. Well, with a sci-fi twist.
Rett wakes up in a mysterious room covered in blood that isn’t his own. He meets a girl who doesn’t trust him. Cut scene. Rett wakes up, covered in blood, meets a girl and …. cut scene. Seriously, you get the picture right? Rett wakes up, over and over again remembering a bit more each time but also not remembering much.
Every time Rett woke up I wanted to chuck my kindle into a wall. I mean, how many times can this guy wake up in one book? And yet….I couldn’t quite put it down. The second half of the book did get better; there were twists and turns that I didn’t see coming. Maybe that’s because I was so ready to call it quits that I didn’t care to figure it out…or maybe it was just that good.
The writing was fine…the characters were interesting and the world building was even mostly there. It was a bit too sci-fi for my tastes, but for anyone that really enjoys that genre, you’ll probably love this. If you can get past the redundant beginning.