Beyond the Rising Tide by Sarah Beard + Giveaway

Title:  Beyond the Rising Tide
Author: Sarah Beard
Publisher:  Sweetwater Books
Release Date:  June 14, 2016
Genre: Young Adult

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.

Beyond the Rising Tide by Sarah Beard could've gone very wrong, but it didn't. It provided just enough paranormal aspects to stimulate imagination, giving the dynamics of the characters and setting a good jumping backdrop. With a  beautiful cover, a lovely title, it draws readers in, and the story holds us there.  What remained the focus are the emotions that captivated readers. Told in the first person between Avery and Kai, we are privy to the intensity of Avery's regrets and fear since the day she met Kai for the first time. It was also the day Kai died. And we feel the innate goodness of Kai, though his struggles in the past life still haunts him at times.

What I do know is that Beyond the Rising Tide is tenderhearted and compassionate for those who suffered the "survivor guilt" and strings together a special connection between the saved and the savior. A simple, yet complex story of love beyond limits, of lost found and life of possibilities.

NOTE:  I received a complimentary copy of this book through Singing Librarian Book Tours for an honest review.  All opinions expressed are my own. For my review policy, please see my Disclosure page.



​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. 

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  1. In a small way I have--Harry Potter still connects with his dead parents well into his early teen life.

  2. Thanks DANIELLE for stopping by. True about HP.

  3. RACHEL, no. I don't think so. It's bittersweet, but not teary. (At least for me).

  4. With a ghost?: probably but titles elude me.

  5. I can't recall reading any books with living and dead characters.

  6. If I read a story like that, it apparently didn't leave much of an impression or it wasn't the central theme of the story. Thanks!


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