Beyond the Eyes by Rebekka Ford
Paige knows evil exists in this world, but she never imagined it would want something from her.
In the small town of Astoria, Oregon, surrounded by deep forest and endless mountains, another world thrives . . . a menacing one where dark spirits dwell in soulless humans. Seventeen-year- old Paige Reed lives in this lush, picturesque setting. She’s not your average teen, though she appears to be. Not only is she heartsick, but she’s been receiving cryptic premonitions from a ghostly voice since the age of four. After she hears a haunting message about herself, supernatural occurrences begin to confuse her.
Nathan Caswell seems to peer into Paige’s soul, evoking a magnetic energy between them they cannot deny. They’re connected. But he’s no ordinary guy. He tracks dark spirits and becomes alarmed when they set their sights on Paige.
When two power-hungry malevolent beings make demands on her, she realizes then the fate of mankind rest in her hands. Her world quickly turns inside out where the impossible becomes possible, and in the end she’s faced with a life changing decision that will not only alter her existence but the world as she knows it.
Can a deeply troubled teen overcome her own demons in order to fight those lurking about? With the past and present colliding, Paige must make the ultimate mortal choice. Will it be the right one?
What I Thought:
I don’t really know how I feel about this book. On one hand, the paranormal aspects were interesting and exciting. On the other hand, however, the romance felt off and the main character was definitely not my favorite. Paige, as the main character and narrator of the story, comes off as a bit whiny. She cries quite a bit and seems to lack a bit of common sense. I liked her chemistry with Nathan, but the romance felt rushed and unrealistic. Her relationship with her friends, however, was fantastic. they seemed like real teenagers who had been friends for years, even if Paige couldn’t tell them all of her secrets.
Overall, I liked this story for the paranormal and mystery elements. I liked the journey that the character’s go on, though I found the insta-love romance a bit dull and unbelievable. The story is well written and had an interesting concept, I just wish that the author had dug a little deeper into the character and relationship development. I would recommend this book to readers who like Angelfire by Courtney Allison Moulton, which I feel this book is similar to in style and theme.
Rebekkah Ford grew up in a family that dealt with the paranormal. Her parents’ Charles and Geri Wilhelm were the directors of the UFO Investigator’s League in Fairfield, Ohio, back in the 1970s. They also investigated ghost hauntings and Bigfoot sightings in addition to UFO’s. Growing up in this type of environment and having the passion for writing is what drove Rebekkah at an early age to write stories dealing with the paranormal. Her fascination with the unknown is what led her to write the Beyond the Eyes trilogy.
Where to connect with Rebekkah Ford:
Facebook Author Page: http://www.Facebook.com/RebekkahFord2012
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