Fiona and Miles square off in an exclusive sneak peek at Alice Reeds’ ECHOES!
What if your dreams were shattered by an intense new reality and the only person you had to rely on was your worst enemy? That’s what happens to Fiona Wolf when she’s abandoned and forced to face off with the boy she hates the most– and a vicious force that’s trying to kill them both– in Alice Reeds‘ Echoes!
When kickboxer Fiona receives a mysterious but super tempting internship opportunity in Germany, she can’t turn it down. But her excitement is seriously dampened when she discovers that Miles Echo, her old high school nemesis, is traveling with her to take part in the same internship.
In an exclusive excerpt from Entangled Teen, we see Fiona and Miles meeting each other again for the first time in the airport waiting area and things are pretty darn chilly between them… and that’s before they’re stranded on a deserted island together with something strange and dangerous.
As my cab came to a halt, I paid the driver, grabbed my black wheelie bag from the trunk—it was the same one I always took with me to kickboxing competitions, the sheer number of stickers on it making it unmistakably mine— and made my way to the terminal. The air was cool with a note of pine and bleach, and…white marble flooring at an airport? It was spotless. The floors. The windows. Even the pretty red-haired woman behind the ticket counter with her toothpaste-commercial–worthy smile.
“Am I in the right place?” I asked, handing over my ticket, passport, and luggage.
After checking the paperwork, she said, “Yes, Ms. Wolf. Down the hallway to your left.”
As I stepped between the metal detectors, the TSA agent eyed me like he was confused. Or maybe suspicious. I’d gone with a simple outfit today, nothing flashy or extravagant. Light blue ripped jeans, Chuck Taylor’s in black, a cut-out sleeveless black Royal Blood shirt with an unbuttoned light gray flannel over it, and a dark gray hoodie. Considering that and my blue hair, well, he wasn’t the first person to give me that kind of look. But also, seeing as we were the only people here, maybe he was just doing his job.
The lounge was lined with windows and a swarm of modern-art-looking armchairs. I never realized a room could try so hard. The mouth-watering scent of freshly brewed coffee and pastries filled the air. This was way nicer than other airports I’d been to, with their cheap plastic seating, screaming children, and the dingy smell of McDonald’s. I’d never left the U.S. before. I never would’ve even dreamed about going to Germany, seeing a place like Berlin, somewhere I’d only heard about during history classes or seen in movies. I’d been so excited last night that I’d struggled to fall asleep, even after my father chased me through what felt like a million drills during training.
For a moment, I just looked around…and then I spotted him. Miles Echo, his body lazily sprawled over an armchair, his legs hanging off of one of the armrests like he owned this place. He was tall, but I was pretty sure he could’ve sat normally if he weren’t so damn extra. His head was a wild mess of raven hair. A pair of Ray-Ban Wayfarer sunglasses hid his eyes. His clothes—black jeans, some pretentious white button-down shirt, and a black jacket—were probably worth more than a small country. His skin had a naturally sun-kissed tone. I bet he never got sunburn. Lucky jerk.
“It’s impolite to stare,” he said.
“So is being an ass.” I sat in the seat farthest from him.
Can Fiona and Miles come together and discover what dark forces work against them? Find out when Echoes hits bookshelves on August 7, 2018. Preorder it now via Amazon or support your local bookstore via Indiebound!
They wake on a deserted island. Fiona and Miles, high school enemies now stranded together. No memory of how they got there. No plan to follow, no hope to hold on to.
Each step forward reveals the mystery behind the forces that brought them here. And soon, the most chilling discovery: something else is on the island with them.
Something that won’t let them leave alive.