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Post by Sumbule1 » 06 Feb 2019, 23:02

You make this book sound absolutely gripping. I like a good audiobook for long trips. That's about the only time that I will listen to one. This one may be something I should put on my list for our next trip. Thanks so much for the lovely review!

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Post by revna01 » 06 Feb 2019, 23:10

I love themes involving parallel universes. Hopefully Will is able to find Emmy. That the worlds and characters are so well developed is a great testament to the author's writing. This book definitely has my interest. Thanks for a lovely review.

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Post by Disneyland » 06 Feb 2019, 23:29

'Official Review: Crystilleries of Echoland by Dew Pellucid' serves as a good background for the unique story of the book. It well points out towards the negative points of the story. The comparison of the read to the Harry Potter Collection makes it all the more desirable!

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Post by Kalin Adi » 06 Feb 2019, 23:30

Stories about parallel worlds always appeal me. It just sounds enchanting. The inclusion of how one world can be affected by what happens to the other one highlights the story even more. This is a keeper. Thanks!

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Post by wolfiish » 06 Feb 2019, 23:40

This sounds like a fairly interesting book. I like the idea of the mirror world and the Ecos. I think I'm going to have to get this book for myself.

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Post by Vickie Noel » 06 Feb 2019, 23:42

This sounds tantalizing! I never tire of reading young adult tales, and the concept of mirrored images, reflections, coming alive in a parallel universe, is just too much to pass up! I'm latching on to this one real quick, thanks for sharing.
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Post by read+er » 07 Feb 2019, 00:05

This book sounds intriguing. I am a fan of fantasy books so this is right up my alley. I like the way the reviewer described the book.

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Post by Shas F » 07 Feb 2019, 00:19

The Crytilleries of Echoland by Dew Pellucid opens a new fantasy world that parallels the human world today. This world of translucent beings is beautiful but bears a dark secret. Every human being is a Sound that has an Echo in this parallel underground world. When a Sound (human) dies, his or her Echo is executed in the parallel world. Evil forces in the parallel world exploit this by venturing into the human world and executing Sounds, so their enemies, the Sounds' Echoes will be executed.
Pellucid's tale offers an original, unique plot line and she creates a new world for fantasy adventure fans. Although parallel worlds or multi-verse is an established sub-genre in fantasy and science fiction, this book is refreshing to me. Crytilleries reflects the anguish families seeking justice and closure feel for lost loved-ones. For young readers, it can be the book about grief and settling unfinished business from the past.
I am not surprised to learn from Christina Rose's review that there are gruesome scenes of murder and destruction in the book. The Amazon summary sounds ominous enough. I'm glad to learn, though, that Pellucid's story is indeed unique and imaginative. The plot twists, says the reviewer, are indeed exciting and terrifying. I'm looking forward to reading this book!
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Post by Dolor » 07 Feb 2019, 00:31

The Crystilleries of Echoland by Dew Pellucid is a #YoungAdult #Fantasy book that weaves a wonderful tale about the existence of the parallel world - the realms of the sound and the echo. It follows the unsolved disappearance of children including the two-year-old twin (Will and Emmy Cleary). Kudos to Dew Pellucid's "The Crystilleries of Echoland" for winning seven awards and being #BOTD!

I admire Harry Potter collections, so I will read the entire story of this book. Thanks for the review.

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Post by briellejee » 07 Feb 2019, 00:47

This sounds like a good fantasy novel! I like parallel worlds, to be honest, and this one intrigued me, having a parallel world with mirrored images of our lives. Will seems to be a likable character, and glad that you mentioned that the characters are well-developed. Also interested in the author's writing style. Thanks for this detailed review! I am not keen on audiobooks though.
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Post by Susmita Biswas » 07 Feb 2019, 00:53

I'm super excited to read it. The imagination is brilliant. The Crystilleries of Echoland by Dew Pellucid is really a wonderful book. The idea of a parallel universe attracted me so much.
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Post by Quinto » 07 Feb 2019, 00:54

The reviewer has brought out the strengths of this book nicely. It will be enjoyed by fantasy book fans as it talks of parallel worlds. I hope Will Cleary discovers the whereabouts of his younger twin sister who got lost when they were only two. Thanks for the nice review.

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Post by Sarah Tariq » 07 Feb 2019, 01:02

The book sounds intriguing, though I am not a fan of fantasies. But I hope, readers would like it. Great review.
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Post by Louise88251 » 07 Feb 2019, 01:06

This review provides an intriguing description of the book and a positive review of the narrator. I am looking forward to finding out more about the role of the wolf and falcon in the narrative.

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Post by DorcasToo » 07 Feb 2019, 01:37

Am really looking forward to reading this audiobook it's been long since I read one. I would have passed but am sure that wolf plays a big role in this story so am sticking around. The book is free on Amazon Kindle so thanks to the author for this. Thanks for the great review.
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