Book Review: Beyond the Eyes by Rebekkah Ford

Beyond the Eyes
Book #1
Author: Rebekkah Ford
Reading Level: YA
Genre: Paranormal/Fantasy
Released: June 3rd 2012
Review Source: Author
Available: Amazon

Summary: (from goodreads) Paige knows evil exists in this world, but she never imagined it would want something from her.

After a ghostly voice whispers a haunting message to seventeen-year-old Paige Reed, Paige’s life takes a nightmarish turn. Unwilling to tell her friends about the supernatural occurrences happening in her life, Paige feels more alone than ever–until she meets Nathan Caswell.

Nathan is not only hot, but seems to peer into Paige’s soul, evoking a magnetic energy between them that cannot be denied. But he’s no ordinary guy. He tracks dark spirits, and becomes alarmed when they set their sights on Paige.

And then there are the two power-hungry dark spirits who believe Paige can find King Solomon’s magical ring for them, because when her father was alive, he was close to finding it. If Paige doesn’t comply with their demands, they’ll kill her.

Paige is forced to dig deep into her father’s past and unearths shocking secrets about him and his bloodline. With the past and present colliding, Paige is only sure about two things in her life: she needs to outwit the dark spirits to stay alive, and she’s completely and helplessly in love with Nathan.

Beyond the Eyes follows the life of Paige Reed. A girl who has to deal with mysterious premonitions that usually ends up dealing with death. Her life gets even stranger when she has a premonition of her own death. This premonition leads her on a path that will lead her to do great things, combat the darkness of the world and of course find true love.

Rebekkah Ford writes a great story with characters that you start to care for rather quickly. Paige is a good character to follow though towards the end she gets a little tiring with trying to keep her life as it was when clearly it cannot. The character of Nathan is charming and a great other half to Paige. Her friends known as Tree and Carrie round out the group and provided a great sense of reality to Paige as she tries to figure out her destiny.

I would have liked the book even more if the beginning of a love triangle wasn’t introduced towards the end of the book. I don’t think the story really needed it as it was very interesting up until that point. It didn’t help that the boy in question was a disrespectful jerk. After Paige’s constant refusals he keeps harassing her and tries to attack her under the guise of if she would let him what he wanted she would fall in love with him instead. That really threw me off especially since it seems he will play a larger role in the continuation of the series. He isn’t like able and really ruins the scenes he is in. I actually would have rated higher if it weren’t for this plot development.

All in all it was a good read and a good first book for a series, which is why it gets a 3 trees rating from me.

1 comment:

  1. Premonition books are really fascinating to me. This doesn't sound to bad at all. And the cover is super creepy. I like that. Great review.

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever


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