Ash P Reads
on Nov. 3, 2014 :
I won an ARC from LibraryThing Member Giveaways in exchange for an honest review.
This book picks up 20 years after Aidan and Phoebe's story. This is the story of Charlotte who was a toddler in the Echo Falls. Her journey to finding her place and purpose as a purebred werewolves amongst the pack of Echo Falls. Stronger and more skilled than the others she feels alone and misunderstood, her past haunting her her present and her future unclear. Her quest for answers lead to more questions and danger shadows them.
Once again I felt that there was too much repetition, but Jamie McDougall has a certain style to her writing, where she hints to certain aspects of the story but doesn't completely reveal those secrets, building up the suspense factor. I guess as a reader it made me impatient to get on with the story, but then I must respect the author's own style/
(reviewed 4 months after purchase)
on June 24, 2013 :
Not everything or everyone is what it seems in Echo Falls. Werewolves quietly go about their lives while Hunters infiltrate their town. The leaders of the pack do not want to draw attention to themselves or the pack so they want Charlotte to leave her research into the Hunters alone but Charlotte is determined to protect the pack when the Hunters show themselves in Jaime McDougall’s FADING ECHOES, book 2 of her ECHO FALLS series. When a new doctor comes to town while the old doctor must go away for a while Charlotte finds herself torn between pack law and the new doctor. What will happen if he finds out about the werewolves? Will Charlotte go against pack law with her research? Is she right about the Hunters?
FADING ECHOES is a fantastic read. This can be read without reading book 1 first. Enough information is given that I found it easy to pick up the back story and follow it through the present tale. I loved these characters. Charlotte remembers a past that her parents and the pack alphas would love for her to forget. She cannot and she decides it is important enough to defy them in her quest to keep the pack safe. When she meets the new doctor, Adam Baker, it is difficult to keep her secret with the strong attraction between them. Naturally, Adam also has secrets. The supporting characters are a strong bunch also. Jaime McDougall’s characters are well-developed and written. She lets us know who they are, what they stand for, and they remain in their character. Even the villain is well-defined.
The story kept my interest. I was asking questions about what was going on and what happened to different people. I wanted to know. FADING ECHOES was very had to put down. When I finally had to close the pages, because the book ended, I wanted to know what happens next.
FADING ECHOES is perfect for those who love paranormal romantic suspense. It has the suspense of the mystery, the romance which builds slowly for all the attraction, and werewolves. What could be better?
(reviewed 72 days after purchase)
on May 21, 2013 :
Echo Falls (2nd in series) was a good read and did not need the first of the series to make sense, though I will probably go back and pick it up as well as look forward to next chapter in the series. There were some excellent (well hidden) surprise twists that you got about 2/3rd through the book....I love it when I can say I did not see that coming.
(reviewed 38 days after purchase)