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The forest is a dangerous place, where siren song lures men and women to their deaths.
Deep in the wood lives a witch queen and her eight tree siren daughters. For centuries, they have harvested souls to feed the heartless tree, using its power to grow their ever reaching kingdom of ash, birch, and oak.
Owen Merrick lives at the edge of the forest, mapping the stars for the king in his father’s observatory. For years, he has resisted venturing over the garden wall, until one day he must enter the woods to find his missing sister. But one of the witch’s tree siren daughters, Seren, decides to save his life instead of end it. Now, no matter how hard he tries, he can’t stop thinking about her — the birch-bright hue of her skin and the way violets bloom in her hair. Every night, he goes into the wood to meet her, and their love for each other grows.
But when the constellations shift, the stars foretell an inevitable war between the witch queen and the king. With Seren compelled to fight for her mother, and Owen forced to join the king’s army, they are plunged into the heart of a conflict that seemingly no one can win and that might destroy both their kingdoms forever.
Praise for ECHO NORTH --
A YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults 2020 Nominee
“… epic and engrossing. Magic pulsates through every page; every landscape in this alternate Siberia lives and breathes… Readers will ache when it’s over and want to start all over again… A lush, captivating new twist on beloved fairy tales.” —Kirkus Starred Review
“… a compelling, satisfying romantic adventure with metafictional undertones.” —Publisher’s Weekly Starred Review
“…a unique twist of the East of the Sun, West of the Moon fairy tale, which will engross readers from the first page to the very end.” —Booklist
“… A beautifully written retelling” — School Library Journal
“A marvelous, enchanting tale about the power of love and stories.” —Rosamund Hodge, NYT Bestselling author of Cruel Beauty
“Immersive and captivating, Echo North is the perfect fairy tale to read beside the fire on a dark winter’s night.” —Megan Bannen, author of The Bird and the Blade
“A gorgeous retelling set in an immersive world with deeply satisfying mythic undertones. Meyer imbues her fantasy with a classic sensibility and gravitas that are often missing from modern works.” — Laura E. Weymouth, author of The Light Between Worlds
“An atmospheric story so well-told it will leave readers enchanted right alongside Echo and her white wolf. I devoured every page.” —Jessica Leake, author of Beyond a Darkened Shore and Through the White Wood
“A ravishing new fairytale woven of music, enchantment, and mystery. Readers will be riveted by Meyer’s poignant voice and masterful storytelling, and fall in love with Echo’s courage.” — Elizabeth Lim, author of Reflection and Spin the Dawn
“I loved this classic-feeling fairy tale about destiny, family, and true love. If you like strong, clever girls, talking wolves and wonderfully strange mysteries, don’t miss this one!” — Hayley Chewins, author of The Turnaway Girls