Echoes (Haunted) by Melinda Metz

Thursday, September 23, 2010

I did a sub-review for this book a few days ago, but like I said in that post, I've never could keep straight the books that I read in one book.  Echoes by Melinda Metz has multiple stories in the one book.  It is a series that was once published as Fingerprints.  The "sub-stories," I'd like to name them, should be reviewed separately.  This way if anyone who has the original published series, instead of my copy of Echoes, they can follow along too.

Title: Echoes (Haunted)
Author: Melinda Metz
Pages: 240
Publisher: HarperCollins
Publication Date: 2010 (April 2001)

via Goodreads

This power that I have -- this ability to reach inside people's minds and know their thoughts...
Anthony says it's a gift.
But ever since this gift started, my life has been in danger.
And now someone I care about is in trouble because of me.
I have to help him -- if I can find him.
Where is he?
I liked this better than the first one.  It just seemed that there was more action and more heart pounding moments to get me reading further.  I am not sure why, but I am having a little trouble getting through this book.  I really like the plot so I think it may be Melinda Metz's writing style.  Maybe it's just the snippy-ness of Rae's voice that gets me.

Haunted is the second book in the series and there are way too many questions left unanswered that if I had to wait for the third one, I'm not sure what I would have done.  Questions like: is Rae going to start dating her ex again, who is after her and what do they want- and something that has been a question since the first book: what is the deal with her mother, what really happened to her? 

Besides from that and a few other minor annoyances, I liked it much better than the first.  In both books, however, I loved the epilogue.  In the epilogue, it would change perspective to the so-called character who is after Rae.  It seems a little too obvious giving these major clues away, but I still think I will be surprised as to who it is- hopefully I'll find out in the third book.     

I would suggest this book to whomever loves paranormal stories.  The plot is absolutely amazing and wonderfully planned out. 

Cover (to Echoes): 5

Writing Style: 3

Characters: 3

Plot: 5

Ending: 5

Overall: 4

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  1. I like it too.. but i think the three-series-together it is better than the "series by series" ones... the picture in the cover,, the style of writting.... is also better.... so i was wondering if.. there is another book like the "three-series-together" as #4-#6 or #4-#7... like echoes... >…< cause i want to know what hapen... i was dying to know at last do anthony and rae get together? Who wants to kill rae plus i am such a person that likes pretty covers... so i am just dying for ittttttttt...... maybe it will also call echoes......& it have 3 series in it..... (secrets/betrayed/relevation].... at last, is anthony her boyfriend?? ><