July 2, 2021

Echoes Between Us by Katie McGarry ~ #NetGalley #bookreview


Title: Echoes Between Us  

Author: Katie McGarry 

Publisher: Tor Teen  

Publication date: January 14, 2020

Source: Publisher via NetGalley 

Purchase: Amazon | B&N | BAM | IndieBound


Echoes Between Us is bestselling author Katie McGarry’s breakout teen contemporary novel about a girl with everything to lose and the boy who will do anything to save her.

Veronica sees ghosts—more specifically, her mother’s ghost, thanks to the blinding migraines that consume her whole life and keep Veronica on the fringes. But the haunting afterimages make her wonder if there is something more going on….

Golden boy Sawyer is handsome and popular, a state champion swimmer, but this All-American is hiding an adrenaline addiction that could kill him. Drawn to each other after a chance meeting, can they help each other battle the demons that haunt their every step or will they push their luck too far and risk losing it all...including their lives? 

My Rating: 5 / 5 stars 

First of all, look at that cover! Echoes Between Us has an absolutely gorgeous cover, which drew me in along with the title. The synopsis, mostly that Veronica can see her mother's ghost (among others), super intrigued me and ensured I'd want to read Veronica and Sawyer's story.  

Veronica has AWFUL migraines that can become debilitating without much warning. The good news is that her dad is amazing and warm and supportive. You don't get that too often in YA. Veronica also has close friends who seem like they'd be cool to know and were also supportive. I adored them.   
Sawyer is an adrenaline junkie and engages in dangerous behavior (the kind that could get him killed), which was an interesting mix with Veronica's severe issues with migraines and the belief she has nothing to live for. A dangerous combination in some ways.  

Veronica is a good person yet also flawed, and I absolutely loved her no matter what. Plus I know what it's like to feel that way. Each and every character was natural and real; McGarry has done a fantastic job of breathing life into them. 

I loved the paranormal elements. This story hit me like a punch to the gut--a story that resonated with me loudly and shattered my heart. I lost my mom to cancer when I was a teen, and I'd give anything to see her again. 

Echoes Between Us is a novel I will always remember and will definitely be reading more than once. Books like this don't come along everyday! There are scenes that I can picture clearly even months later. I'm stoked to read Only a Breath Apart because it has some of the same characters from this book. I hope you guys love it as much as I do. 

*Thanks so much for visiting! I'm getting back into book review writing and posting, so keep coming back, I've got a lot of good stuff planned. :) *  


  1. cool cover and a great review. not my normal reading style, but with a rating like that it is worth a look
    sherry @ fundinmental

    1. I wasn't sure what it was going to be like when it started, but I ended up loving it so much I'm looking forward to reading it a few more times. :)


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