Echoes of Winter: A Wintery YA Short Story Collection
4 out of 5 stars
by L.A. Starkey, D.B. Nielsen, C.K. Dawn, Chess Desalls, D.E.L. Connor, Tim Hemlin, Kelly Hall, W.J. May, Lu J Whitley, K.K. Allen, Kathy-Lynn Cross, K.S. Marsden, and Fleur Camacho
Thirteen never before seen YA short stories just in time for the holidays!
$0.99 for Kindle eBook!
Book 1: Twelve Days to Christmas by L.A. Starkey
Book 2: Christmas Seasoning by DB Nielsen
Book 3: Merry Chris Witch by CK Dawn
Book 4: Wrapped in the Past by Chess Desalls
Book 5: Butterflies in the Snow by D.E.L. Connor
Book 6: The Darkest Night of the Year by Tim Hemlin
Book 7: Cold Hearth by Kelly Hall
Book 8: Code X by W.J. May
Book 9: Good Saint Nick by Lu J Whitley
Book 10: Soaring by K.K. Allen
Book 11: A Spirit’s Last Gift by Kathy-Lynn Cross
Book 12: Winter Trials by K.S. Marsden
Book 13: The Edge by Fleur Camacho
Echoes of Winter is a compilation of thirteen young adult short stories by different authors. I started at the beginning and read the first story by L.A. Starkey in fifty minutes on my treadmill. I liked the fact that I could start and finish a book in a single session. Starkey’s Twelve Days to Christmas is a contemporary YA story with a bit of a twist. Jess, a teenage girl, doesn’t like the holidays. Bad things always happen to her during the holiday season and she’s determined to be a Grinch the whole holiday season. A new kid named Jack enters her life and a push past just being a Grinch makes Jess realize maybe she should choose a different path.
The second book I read was book five, Butterflies in the Snow, by D.E.L. Connor. This story is about Rose, a teenager who is separated from her family at Christmas. She is desperate to see them and decides to run away from her guardian to accomplish her goal.
Echoes of Winter is a mixture of young adult contemporary and paranormal winter and holiday themed tales. It is a great way to preview author’s work and would make a great gift for any YA reader.