Review: Echo Academy by Christina Bauer

Our heroine Meimi Archer has been assigned to attend ECHO Academy. There, the evil Headmaster believes that Meimi will help the government conquer other dimensions. She has other ideas.


“Miss Meimi is indeed a transcendent,” says Father. “But we differ on a single point, son. SHE’S MINE.”

Science prodigy Meimi Archer attends ECHO Academy, an elite high school located under Earth’s Boston Dome. That part is cool. Then she finds herself separated from her boyfriend, Thorne, due to a supposedly unbreakable exile void. Not okay.

Meimi pulls together a band of classmates and misfits. Her goal? Break through the exile void. Her problem? Headmaster Conway, the man who runs ECHO Academy. Conway wants to use Meimi’s exile void annihilator for an invasion of Umbra. Meh. Meimi’s not worried–she’ll take the Headmaster down while still reuniting with Thorne, easy peasy. Only trouble is, who’s that shadowy figure following Meimi everywhere? And why does it feel like Umbra may actually be invading Earth somehow?4

Christina Bauer packs a lot into Echo Academy. Meimi has to save Umbra. Get her transcendent back. Stop a gang war and make them work for her. Don’t get dead. Oh, and avoid her sister and the headmaster while she is at it. (laugh) No sweat. Even her friends gave pause on this whole plan. Bauer writes a fun adventure for everyone. 

I think this is another book that could have been split into two so that the incredible secondary cast that she created could participate more. They got kind of left behind in this book as Meimi and Thorne did things on their own while other cool characters were introduced. I do not think this is a four book series. I definitely think this book could have been two and easily fleshed out due to the current cast and the interesting new people brought in. (Did I just sound redundant? hmmmm)

This is not to say that Meimi and Thorne did not bring it because they did. Action. Snarky one-liners. Science geekery. And last minute save the day theatrics. All there. Christina Bauer made sure that we were going to get front seats to one heck of a storm.

I received an ARC of this book and I am writing a review without prejudice and voluntarily.

Rating: 4 out of 5.





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Other books in the “Dimension Drift” series:

#1 Scythe

Read our review of Scythe

#2 Umbra

#3 Alien Minds

Christina Bauer

Christina Bauer knows how to tell stories about kick-ass women. In her best selling Angelbound series, the heroine is a part-demon girl who loves to fight in Purgatory’s Arena and falls in love with a part-angel prince. This young adult best seller has driven more than 500,000 ebook downloads and 9,000 reviews on Goodreads and retailers. The first three books in the series are now available as audiobooks on Audible and iTunes.

Bauer has also told the story of the Women’s March on Washington by leading PR efforts for the Massachusetts Chapter. Her pre-event press release—the only one sent out on a major wire service—resulted in more than 19,000 global impressions and redistribution by over 350 different media entities including the Associated Press.

Christina graduated from Syracuse University’s Newhouse School with BA’s in English along with Television, Radio, and Film Production. She lives in Newton, MA with her husband, son, and semi-insane golden retriever, Ruby.

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Further Details:
Publisher: Monster House Books, 9781945723483, 28 April 2020
Series: Dimension Drift #4
Pages: 330
Settings: Boston on Earth
Sex: N/A

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