Whitney Library patron, voracious reader and book review blogger, Taylor is sharing her latest review of Beyond: A Ghost Story by Graham McNamee for our Teen Tuesday post. Miss Taylor is also participating in the YALSA Hub Reading Challenge. Go, Taylor! If you’re a fan of ghost stories, check out her review–
Jane has suffered from a horrible accident that caused her death. Within those brief moments of death she felt like she wasn’t alone and that something was lurking in the darkness waiting for her. When the doctors brought her back to life, she escaped the dark and the something that was after her. She felt and knew that this “something” tried to take her soul away while she was dead. Now she is starting to think that “something” followed her back from death and is connected to her. But why?
At first, I thought this novel would be a typical ghost story with the typical ghost that terrorizes every character in the novel. I was completely wrong. I am usually a big critic of paranormal movies and novels but found the ghostly character in this novel different from most and fell in love with it. I especially loved how each character had specific traits to remember them by and how easy it was for me to build a connection with the characters. One of the best traits a novel can have is characters that can make a personal connection with the reader. I found Beyond to be a great paranormal read!
If you like Beyond by Graham McNamee then you might enjoy reading Between by Jessica Warman, The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman, Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake, and Anya’s Ghost by Vera Brosgol.
P.S. Here is the link to my blog page! – http://heartgrabbingbooks.blogspot.com/