Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Blog Tour/Review: Beyond by Catina Haverlock & Angela Larkin

Beyond, by Catina Haverlock & Angela Larkin
2017, 262p, Clean YA Paranormal Romance
My Rating=4.5 Stars
Source: I received a complimentary copy from the publisher, which did not affect my review in any way

“Dangerous. Wrong. She could be so close to finding out who I really am, and I don’t want to think about how badly that could damage her. If I have any conscience, I’ll turn and run. But I can’t let her go.”

Presley Hale has no idea the guy she just told off in the school parking lot died in a drowning accident four months ago. Why would she? It’s not like she knows she can see the dead. Stunned by Presley’s sixth sense, Landon Blackwood rethinks his planned departure and begins tracking her to find answers to their mysterious connection.

When their complicated relationship turns dangerous, they learn that tampering with the boundaries of death comes with consequences. Can Landon save Presley from the insidious spirits who have marked her for death, or was their love doomed from the beginning?

I'm not a huge fan of paranormal books, but I am always intrigued by this premise. Landon Blackwood died in a drowning accident four months ago and Presley Hale can see him. She just moved to town, so she doesn't know who he is. He knows there will be consequences to furthering a relationship with her, but he can't help himself.

The story is told through both Landon and Presley's points of view. I liked that so we could learn more about Landon and what he was going through, as well as get Presley's thoughts as certain information was revealed. They were in an impossible situation and I wasn't sure where they would end up. I also enjoyed the side characters. Presley has an autistic brother and I liked her interactions with him.

Overall, I loved this book! The only reason I didn't give it five stars is because it was moving along well but the ending was a bit too rushed for me. There was a group of people that were built up throughout the book and then kind of fizzled out. I loved that I couldn't figure out the ending, but when I got there, I wanted more. I've recently learned that there will be a sequel so that makes me happy! I would recommend this to teens and adults that enjoy clean paranormal romance!

Catina Haverlock graduated with a BA in broadcast and print journalism from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Taylor Swift lyrics are her muse.  She has appeared on several radio and television programs to discuss autism and hosted a dating game show of her own. She lives in Southern California with her husband and four children.

Angela Larkin spent much of her childhood under a blanket with a flashlight, secretly reading past bedtime. She’s been a gold miner, a pool cleaner, a mannequin dresser, and a teacher. She's lived a true romance: meeting her husband in a case of mistaken identity and now lives in the North Carolina pines with him and her four children.


Laura Thomas said...

I love these as movies and enjoy the books too. Sounds like a good one for me. Thanks for sharing your review:)

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