Echo is a young girl with a horrible facial scar from a wolf attack. She lives with her father in their bookshop when he disappears into the forest. She finds him six months later guarded by the wolf who offers her a trade: stay with him for one year in an enchanted house below a mountain and her father will be returned safely. She agrees and finds herself in this enchanting magical world where rooms disappear and books can literally transport you to other places. Trapped inside one of these books is the handsome Hal who is unable to return home. Echo has one year to figure out how to save the wolf, Hal and herself.
I love a fairy tale based fantasy and this one was absolutely magical. Echo is the perfect protagonist – she’s strong yet vulnerable, plucky, caring and just a little naive. The people she meets along the way are all fascinating and her adventures are engrossing. This was one of those books I wanted to live in forever. If you love Alice in Wonderland or wanted to know what was in all those books Belle was living in during Beauty and the Beast… definitely check this one out. It has immersive imagery, amazing characters and a perfect ending.
Tell me, how many years would you have to live to read everything on your TBR?