7/18/16

Beyond the Rising Tide by Sarah Beard

Beyond the Rising Tide

3.5 Stars

ABOUT THE BOOK -
Kai met Avery only once--in the moment he died saving her life. Now when he's not using his new healing powers to help people, he watches helplessly as Avery's life is unraveled by his death. To help her, he risks everything by breaking the rules, dangerously blurring the barriers between life and death.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR -

Sarah BeardSarah Beard Sarah Beard is the author of YA novels Porcelain Keys and Beyond the Rising Tide. She earned a degree in communications from the University of Utah and is currently pursuing an MFA in writing from VCFA. When she's not writing, she referees wrestling matches between her three boys and listens to audiobooks while folding self-replicating piles of laundry. She is a breast cancer survivor, a baker of sweets, a seeker of good love stories, a composer of melancholy music, and a traveler who wishes her travel budget was much bigger. She lives with her husband and children in the shadow of the beautiful Wasatch Mountains.



EXCERPT -
My chest feels heavy when I come out of the cottage in the morning, though I can’t pinpoint exactly why. Maybe it’s the mounting guilt of breaking rules and of taking something that doesn’t belong to me. Maybe it’s my looming departure from the living world, the knowledge that the sounds of the tide and the scents of the earth will soon be barred to me again. But I think it has more to do with Avery, because it’s her that I can’t get out of my mind. It’s her face I saw before I fell asleep last night. It was she who inhabited my dreams. And it was the desire to see her again that woke me up with the sun. My time with her will be over soon, and the weight of her coming absence is already threatening to crush me.
I’m dead, so I should be the one haunting. Instead, Avery haunts me. I smell her scent even when she’s not beside me. I hear her voice echoing inside my head long after she’s gone. And when I’m not looking, she moves things around inside the chambers of my still heart.


MY THOUGHTS -
This book has great teen appeal. Its sweet, fun, has some good angst, and is light reading.

This story started out with some punch. I really liked the beginning. Then towards the middle it got slow for me and I almost got bored with it. Thank goodness it did pick back up at the end.

Good character development. One thing I did love was the teens did really seem like teens in this book (they weren't too mature or too babyish). My only problem was that even with the good development, and the characters were likable - I just didn't really have much feeling for the, I didn't love them.

I also love the touch of paranormal with Kai coming back from the dead and being able to heal people etc. And I loved how the chapters took turns with Avery and Kai's POV.

Nice clean, paranormal/romance story for young adults.

Thank you "I am a Reader Not a Writer" for giving me this e-book for my honest review.


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