Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Echoes by Laura Tisdall

by Laura Tisdall

Find out more about this book and author:
Twitter @http://www.twitter.com/lauratisdall

Just released: September 8, 2015
Publisher: Tizl Press
Genre: Cyber Thriller, YA
Rating: 4.5

First sentence(s):
Mallory Park hunches forward over the desk, icy blue eyes glued to the screen of the laptop, a single glow in the otherwise darkened room.

“There is truth to be shared. Let us begin…”

Volatile mathematical genius Mallory Park is living two lives. In one, she is balancing senior year with looking after her little brother and troubled ex-Marine father; in the other, she spends her nights glued to her laptop, breaking into some of the world’s most secure systems as the hacker Echo Six.

As part of a corruption-exposing cyber network called the Forum, Mallory is far more at ease among the codes and hidden identities of her online world than she has ever been in the real one, but when other hackers start to go missing, she finds herself caught up in a web of secrets that could have repercussions far beyond both.

When anyone can be a name on a screen, how do you know who to trust?

My two-bits:

This story takes you into the world of hackers. A clever girl is the focus in this story. With her mad hacker skills, she is sought out to be more than a recluse in front of her laptop.

Then, an adventure begins that takes her out of her safe zone to solve a mystery which transforms her into a kind of superhero status (to me).

After reading cyber, internet-related subject matter this warning comes to mind...

Beware and be careful when online.

About the author:
Laura grew up in Woking, England, and studied music at the University of Surrey.

She has written two musicals. The most recent is fantasy story The In-Between, the concept album for which featured performances by nine leading West End stars. Since it's release, it has been played on BBC Radio 2, performed at West End Live and received hundreds of thousands of views on YouTube (here) and Facebook (here).


* review copy courtesy of author

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