The Echo Room by Parker Peevyhouse

The Echo Room

Rett wakes on the floor of a cold, dark room. He doesn’t know how he got there, only that he’s locked in. He’s not alone—a girl named Bryn is trapped in the room with him. When she finds a mysterious bloodstain and decides she doesn’t trust Rett, he tries to escape on his own—Rett wakes on the floor of the same cold, dark room. He doesn’t trust Bryn, but he’ll have to work with her if he ever hopes to escape. They try to break out...

Details The Echo Room

TitleThe Echo Room
Release DateSep 11th, 2018
PublisherTor Teen
GenreYoung Adult, Science Fiction, Time Travel

Reviews The Echo Room

  • Chelsea Humphrey
    Overall, this was an enjoyable read! The Echo Room, at a bare minimum, seems to be heavily influenced by The Maze Runner series, and while I would have liked to see a story that felt a bit more original, I appreciated what the author was trying to do here. The first 25% of the book had me completely hooked; I had no idea what was going on or why everything involving the room was happening, and the final 25% was really gripping and exciting. The m...
  • Erin Clemence
    Special thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for a free, electronic ARC of this novel received in exchange for an honest review. Rett wakes up in an unfamiliar room, with a large scar on his head and no idea where he got where he is or even where he is. He quickly realizes that a young woman named Bryn is also trapped with him, also appearing to have had her memories erased. Deciding to trust each other, the two try and work together to find an...
  • Olivia (The Candid Cover)
    It has been a while since I’ve picked up a post-apocalyptic novel, but I’m glad that I chose The Echo Room by Parker Peevyhouse. This book is so suspenseful as the characters’ purpose is revealed, and I enjoyed both of their personalities. The writing style is also eerie, and there are many twists throughout the book. This is the perfect read to curl up with this fall.Full review on The Candid Cover
  • Emily
    i think if i get a cute enough bunny, i can lure parker peevyhouse into a trap and make her write my books.
  • Shannon (It Starts At Midnight)
    You can find the full review and all the fancy and/or randomness that accompanies it at It Starts at Midnight Do you guys ever notice that at least once a week I have The Mixed Feelings™? Because I do. And today is no different, yay! So, as usual, we're just going to break it down into the yays and nays! (P.S.- this book is nearly impossible to review properly without spoilers, so it's going to be pretty vague. But let's be honest, since when d...
  • Robin Bonne
    The Echo Room starts out strong with an interesting mystery. I was hooked and wanted to find out what was happening. Then, as the story progressed, it felt repetitive, and frustrating. I love a good time travel mystery, and the start of the book was so good that I was surprised I didn’t enjoy the middle. It picks back up again towards the end, but the boredom had set in, and I hurried to finish so I could be done with it.
  • Crowinator
    Actual rating: 3.5 stars
  • Shaun Hutchinson
    I really enjoyed Parker Peevyhouse's first book, Where Future's End, as much for the writing as for the risks it took, and her followup didn't disappoint. The Echo Room is a weird story that turns in on itself and often left me with more questions than answers, but also had a satisfying ending. Peevyhouse is definitely an author I will continue to root for and read.
  • Kirsti
    Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for the chance to read this book!I'll start off by saying I'm never a fan of the vague type of storytelling that just gives you nothing. This was a kind of Groundhog day to begin with, and I hated the repetition; I just wanted to know what the heck was going on and instead of being intrigued I was simply frustrated. Over and over and over again. Argh.It did pick up a little, but even as the action increase...
  • Kelly Gilbert
    Gripping, insightful, totally mind-blowing. Buy this book.
  • Michelle
    Review can be found on my blog here: https://booksonthebookshelf.wordpress...Thank you Raincoast Books, St. Martins Press, and Tor Teen for the free copy of this book to read and review.A young man named Rett wakes up on a cold and dark floor. He doesn’t know where he is or how he got there. Confused and curious, he gets up and begins to walk around to figure out just where he is and what is going on. He notices blood on the front of his shirt....
  • Stacie (Shy Book Nerd)
    It was an okay read. There was nothing really memorable about it, plus nothing really happened until about halfway through the book. I felt for the characters Rett and Bryn since they had no but each other. Other than that, it was just a mediocre book for me. It’s also more sci-fi than thriller, which is not particularly my favorite genre.
  • Yvonne (It's All About Books)
    Finished reading: August 3rd 2018 "He'd known other empty places, knew how quickly they could fill with dread." *** A copy of this book was kindly provided to me by Netgalley and Tor Teen in exchange for an honest review. Thank you! *** (view spoiler)[When I first saw this book mentioned, I was immediately intrigued by both cover and blurb. There is just something about it that sounds dark and menacing; the promise of a very good dark thriller,...
  • Carrie (brightbeautifulthings)
    Rett is terrified to wake up in a strange, dark room with the door jammed shut and an unfamiliar girl singing an eerie song. He doesn’t remember her or how he got there. It’s clear they’ll have to work together if they want to escape, but there’s danger outside of the bunker as well as within. When a mistake has deadly consequences, Rett wakes up in a strange, dark room with no memory of who he is or how he got there. For some reason, he...
  • Hannah L (Reviewer)
    Rhetts awakens to a blistering pain in his head, locked away with a strange girl, with no memory on how they got there. They don't know who to trust, and that is not aided by the fact that Rhett woke up with somebody else's blood on his hands. Why are they there? Why are they locked in? What have they locked out? A thriller/ mystery, The Echo Room cannot be described without giving away parts of the plot, which is unfair to any future readers. To...
  • Kasey Giard
    I feel like this book should be an episode of Black Mirror. (Disclaimer: I’ve only seen two episodes of Black Mirror because I’m waaaaaay too much of a fraidy cat for things that qualify as horror-ish.). The Echo Room definitely had that otherworldly, spooky, outside-the-box feel to it. I loved that!While some parts of the story are simple—a boy, a girl, a quest to find an item—other parts are not so simple. Rett and Bryn have really frac...
  • Samantha Beard
    Just under 4 stars for me! Don't want to say too much because of spoilers, but if you enjoyed Annihilation or movies like Cube and Memento I would recommend this book. It's a fun fast-paced thriller with some really interesting sci-fi elements. A lot of the book feels like a puzzle room, which I loved!
  • Gordon Jack
    The Echo Room starts with some intriguing questions. How did Rett find himself locked in a small depot with a terrible headache and a bloodstained jumpsuit? Who’s that girl singing an oddly familiar song and what’s that ominous scratching outside the door? The mysteries deepen as the pages turn, pulling the reader into a fascinating world filled with dangers, both physical and psychological. This was a gripping read that stole a weekend away ...
  • Shanah
    For this review and many others, please visit - https://bionicbookwormblog.wordpress.comIt’s been quite a long time since I’ve been this conflicted about a book. This one surprised me in ways that I didn’t expect. There were elements about it that I expected to just be ok that absolutely blew my mind. Then, the elements that I hoped would be the strongest, ended up being weakest. It’s confusing so I hope that I can explain myself clearly....
  • Kristina Reads - Books. Blogs. Memes.
    4.5 starsThe Echo Room is one wild ride. Part Maze Runner, part Edge of Tomorrow, you will be on the edge of your seat for the entirety of this book.In the future, the world is dying. Crops aren’t producing the way they’re supposed to, and the ones that do cause debilitating illness. Children are being abandoned in droves at boarding houses such as Walling Home. Rett and Bryn only have this knowledge to go off of as they wake up, again and ag...
  • Diane Hernandez
    Rett and Bryn continually awaken in the apocalyptic future in the Echo Room.Step 1: Rett wakes up in a locked metal room with no memory of how he got there. He has blood on his clothes and hands. Soon he sees Bryn, who is also locked in the room with no memory of how she got there. As they talk, they discover they are both from the government-run shelter for abandoned youth, Walling House. Rett tries to discover a way out of the room. He finds a ...
  • Chelsea Girard
    Special thanks to Parker PeeveyHouse and the publisher, Tor Teen for sending me a physical copy in exchange for an honest review.Parker Peevyhouse wrote an good young adult book for those who love a good suspense and thrilling novel that literally puts you in the situation of not knowing what’s going on. Rett and Bryn , to me where a force to be reckoned with and act as if they acted just how anyone would act in their situation. I found the boo...
  • Joshua
    Twisty and intense, THE ECHO ROOM is a terrific sci-fi thriller about two teens who wake in a locked building with no memory of how they got there and little reason to trust one another (or anyone else). Watching the two piece together the clues in escape-room fashion and ultimately figure out the story behind their imprisonment is mind-bending fun, especially when a huge twist that you'll never see coming throws everything out the window. My 4-s...
  • Amber
    I received a copy of this book from Netgalley and Tor Teen for free in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. Thank you! Even though the synopsis sounds super interesting, this book was difficult for me to get into and I didn't really like the repetitiveness of the book. I didn't care for Bryn's character much, and felt she was far too rude to Rett. I get that Rett is a stranger and everything, but he's only trying to help!? The ...
  • Nessa
    First, I want to thank NetGalley and the publisher for providing a digital copy of this book for me to read and provide an honest review.This book was not for me. I couldn't connect with the characters and just couldn't get past the "Groundhog Day" feel I had while reading. While I found the storyline interesting and unique, by the time I got to the halfway mark of this book I just didn't care anymore. I tried. I really did.
  • Lectus
    This book wasn't for me. I didn't mind the repetitions (living the same thing over) if I had some clue of what was going on. Unfortunately, the author wanted me to find out along with the characters and this technique did not work for me.I was also bored of Rett's little internal dialogues. What was really going on? Why were there locked up in that room? I have no idea and lost all interest to find out.Thank you Netgalley for providing me with a ...
  • Teri
    I liked the description of this book, and it has a Maze Runner/Groundhog Day/Memento feel to it.  As the description implies, Rett has 'do overs', waking in the same room, Bryn with him, etc., and although the descriptions vary each time he wakes, the repetition gets to be a bit much pretty quickly.  The pace picks up somewhere around the 50% mark.With their backgrounds, it's easy to sympathize with Rett and Bryn, and their trust issues are und...
  • Lindsay
    Peevyhouse has an utterly unique imagination. She plays with time, with tension, and with minds like nobody else. This book is equal parts thrilling and ingenious!