So my reading practices keep me entertained. I usually read three books at one time. I have a physical book that takes me from mornings to around 6pm. I then climb into an ebook from there till I fall asleep. In-between those times, while walking, cooking or whatever, I listen to an ebook. That's always been my way of doing things. Well, with Beyond: A Ghost Story, by Graham McNamee, I cheated. I read this all the way through!
The story is about a girl who can't seem to escape death. She was born dead (resuscitated) and throughout her life she's encountered strange incidences and accidents that should have taken her from this world- yet somehow she manages to survive! Now she thinks something's actually causing these happenings. Something that wants her dead... and to stay dead.
(Original photo from http://paranormalhorror.com, edited by me.)
I can't tell you how much I enjoyed this book. It's a YA tale that compels you reading. From the first chapter, to the ending, I held tight for the ride, enjoying each mystery and reality in between. Jane was realistic, though I think some of the police snooping, for her age, was unreal. Other than that- it was a great book.
Her stalker, shadow ghost, was pretty cool too. There interaction between Jane and her shadow, and later with Lexi was likable and made the story feel real. It even kept me thrown off on who the villain really was. I loved that, because it kept me guessing until further in to the story.
Has it been done before? Yes. Will you still enjoy it? Should you purchase a copy? Yes! Try it out. I think you'll be pleased with Graham McNamee's style of writing, the way the story flows and how close to a true teenager this story relates. Beyond was a youthful thrill that anyone could read and offer up four or more stars. Next... 📚
Ratings: 👓👓👓👓 out of 5 specs
*My Best Friend's Exorcism is next.
**Book published by Ember, reprint edition.
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