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  1. says:

    Beyond is the second young adult book by a Canadian male author I’ve read in the last year first was The Repossession by Sam Hawksmoor they were both published by Hodder and they’re both original and refreshing I’m even picky and diffi

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    45 HEARTSBefore I discovered romance books I was into Horror and Paranormal books so reading this was a touch of nostalgia for me I believe in the afterlife I believe there's an in between world I also believe that souls get stuck in the in between world when they have unfinished business This book was about a soul that could not or did not f

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    So back when I was a sweet little tween I was easily freaked out by Fear Street books and the like especially the Cheerleader series CREEPED ME OUT I wouldn't go showering after games at the gym is noone was around any the girl dying because o

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    What if your shadow controlled you? What if your shadow tried to kill you? What if when you flatlined something came back to life with you? Not to mention what if you were a teenage girl in high school just trying to be normal and have a boyfriend like other girls?Beyond A Ghost Story deals with serious issues abuse kidnapping predators framed in the guise of a ghost story dealing with the wounds on the psyche such events can ha

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    35 coffee cupsBeyond offers up a perfectly creepy ghost story with a twist that should delight young readers McNamee delivered a tale filled with creepy goodness involving a ghost and a killer This was a fast paced easy read and I was thoroughly entertainedThe tale begins when we meet Jane She has had several ne

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    Rated 25 reallyExcerpt from my review originally published at Offbeat YA Pros Interesting premise Lead you can empathise with Peculiar sidekick Family plays a big roleCons Main characters lack depth Their friendship feels a bit unlikely Massive use of collouialinformal speech understood subjectWARNING Kid abuse is implied There's tension and psychological horror and the ending is pretty intense Nothing terribly scary th

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    Beyond A Ghost Story has in interesting premise and just enough creep factor to keep you on the edge of your seatSara she's called Jane in the blurb on the back of the book but Sara in the ARC is recovering from a near death experience She still has the nail from the nail gun in her head She was dead and brought back to life Unfortunately this seems to be a trend in Sara's life She drank drain cleaner grabbed a downed

  8. says:

    WowI will run not walk to get the other books by Graham McNamee An intriguing concept a young girl who has a near death experience but survives to be haunted by A compelling story the concept is developed slowly and carefully nuance and depth added piece by piece leading ultimately to an exciting and rewarding conclusion Realistic complex ch

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    Seventeen year old best friends Jane and Lexi aren’t typical teenagers Known by their classmates as the Creep Sisters they have a special ‘freakishness’ in common but it’s Jane who has the upper hand on the

  10. says:

    Excellent book has a really powerful ending I cried because of it Would really recommend it

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Read Ø PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Æ Graham McNamee

Jane is not your typical teen She and her best friend Lexi call themselves the Creep Sisters Only Lexi knows why Jane is different. Beyond is the second young adult book by a Canadian male author I ve read in the last year first was The Repossession by Sam Hawksmoor they were both published by Hodder and they re both original and refreshing I m even picky and difficult with horror than I am with steampunk which is why I m especially happy to report that the horror parts of this story met my extremely high standards But I m getting ahead of myself hereJane is afraid of her own shadow literally Every time she faces any kind of danger her mind goes numb and her shadow takes control moving Jane s body towards peril instead of away from it If there s one thing Jane can be sure of it s that she s not making it up her best friend Lexi witnessed her shadow trying to force her to throw herself in front of a train But since it s not a story she can actually share without ensuring a bed in the psychiatric ward everyone including her parents thinks she s suicidal It s up to Lexi and Jane to find a pattern and discover the mystery and horror behind Jane s shadow Although Beyond wasn t without its problems the idea behind it was thrilling and so very original It was unlike anything I ve read before and the mystery kept me on my toes until the very end It wasn t easy to even try to guess the outcome of this or the solution to the mystery and the premise behind it was simply exhilarating There s nothing creepier than being threatened by your own shadow it s the only thing you can never hide from and seeing it take over start moving on its own and even control your movements is a waking nightmare shudders Poor JaneThe writing style was also fairly unusual McNamee prefers short sentences that create a steady staccato rhythm in that he reminded me of Lisa McMann whose Wake trilogy I happen to like very much Generally I adore this sort of thing any peculiarity in someone s style is enough to keep me interested and fascinated even when the plot becomes tiresome McNamee wasn t consistent enough to be truly impressive like McMann but his writing still made the book memorable for me However I don t understand why Jane couldn t have been a teenage boy instead The story would have worked just as well if not better from a male point of view and uite frankly McNamee knows about teenage girls about as much as I know about uantum mechanics Jane and Lexi both thought and acted like adolescent boys than sixteen year old girls and this was especially apparent in their romantic endeavors That is not how girls think about boys Mr McNamee not even close and that is not how girls talk to each other Suffice it to say that changing this to a male protagonist wouldn t take much work at all a simple name change from Jane to John since we re being original and all would have been enough No other modifications would be necessary the voice is already distinctly male This too is the second time that I ve encountered this problem lately the first being Vesper by Jeff Sampson Nevertheless few books truly scare me any and Beyond made me want to sleep with my lights on for the first time in many months McNamee is an excellent horror author with a uniue style but he should definitely stick with male protagonists from now on in which case I ll probably read whatever he writes next Out of Bounds (Boundaries, up her best friend Lexi witnessed her shadow trying to force her to throw herself in front of a train But since it s not a story she can actually share without ensuring a bed in the psychiatric ward everyone including her parents thinks she s suicidal It s Grass, Sky, Song up to Lexi and Jane to find a pattern and discover the mystery and horror behind Jane s shadow Although Beyond wasn t without its problems the idea behind it was thrilling and so very original It was Otter Chaos! (Otter Chaos unlike anything I ve read before and the mystery kept me on my toes The Illusionists until the very end It wasn t easy to even try to guess the outcome of this or the solution to the mystery and the premise behind it was simply exhilarating There s nothing creepier than being threatened by your own shadow it s the only thing you can never hide from and seeing it take over start moving on its own and even control your movements is a waking nightmare shudders Poor JaneThe writing style was also fairly O Último Testamento (Maggie Costello, unusual McNamee prefers short sentences that create a steady staccato rhythm in that he reminded me of Lisa McMann whose Wake trilogy I happen to like very much Generally I adore this sort of thing any peculiarity in someone s style is enough to keep me interested and fascinated even when the plot becomes tiresome McNamee wasn t consistent enough to be truly impressive like McMann but his writing still made the book memorable for me However I don t One for My Baby understand why Jane couldn t have been a teenage boy instead The story would have worked just as well if not better from a male point of view and Paragon Walk (Charlotte & Thomas Pitt, uite frankly McNamee knows about teenage girls about as much as I know about We uantum mechanics Jane and Lexi both thought and acted like adolescent boys than sixteen year old girls and this was especially apparent in their romantic endeavors That is not how girls think about boys Mr McNamee not even close and that is not how girls talk to each other Suffice it to say that changing this to a male protagonist wouldn t take much work at all a simple name change from Jane to John since we re being original and all would have been enough No other modifications would be necessary the voice is already distinctly male This too is the second time that I ve encountered this problem lately the first being Vesper by Jeff Sampson Nevertheless few books truly scare me any and Beyond made me want to sleep with my lights on for the first time in many months McNamee is an excellent horror author with a The Moon Platoon (Space Runners, uniue style but he should definitely stick with male protagonists from now on in which case I ll probably read whatever he writes next

review Beyond AUTHOR Graham McNamee

Beyond AUTHOR Graham McNamee

From anyone else Her own shadow seems to pull her into near fatal accidents Jane is determined to find out why these terrifying thin. Rated 25 reallyExcerpt from my review originally published at Offbeat YA Pros Interesting premise Lead you can empathise with Peculiar sidekick Family plays a big roleCons Main characters lack depth Their friendship feels a bit unlikely Massive use of collouialinformal speech understood subjectWARNING Kid abuse is implied There s tension and psychological horror and the ending is pretty intense Nothing terribly scary thoughWill appeal to First time horrorsupernatural readersPremisedespite my rating this is not a bad book I had a few problems with it but in all honesty I think that as a horrorsupernatural novel for beginners it delivers I d recommend it to young teens who are dipping their toes in the genresBIZARRE FRIENDSHIPFirst off the blurb is not accurate Jane would indeed be a fairly typical teen if not for her shadow trying to kill her since she was a kid Now her best Lexi is definitely the not typical half of their small team with her goth appearance and her penchant for shooting videos that often than not revolve around dead and decomposing animals Mind you I enjoyed the descriptions of Lexi s photography and videomaking because the author was able to convey both her passion for those artistic media and her vision What I didn t buy was Lexi s friendship with Jane to begin with It sounds like Lexi originally went after Jane because she was a freak in some respect courtesy of one of her incidents that had left her hands burned Yes Lexi is protective of Jane and helpful when it comes to investigate her scary situation but still I was never able to get a real sense of their friendshipPECULIAR SHADOWThe mystery behind Jane s predicament was what kept the book going for me I do believe it s an original spin on the killer shadow myth The connection between Jane and such shadow the reason why it tries to kill her the reason why it has a life of its own to begin with it was fascinating to read If the Goosebumps or Point Horror series still existed Beyond would make for a solid addition to botheven sophisticated than some of their original books I can safely say Whole review here The Black Ice Score (Parker, unlikely Massive The Black Painting use of collouialinformal speech Fire and Desire understood subjectWARNING Kid abuse is implied There s tension and psychological horror and the ending is pretty intense Nothing terribly scary thoughWill appeal to First time horrorsupernatural readersPremisedespite my rating this is not a bad book I had a few problems with it but in all honesty I think that as a horrorsupernatural novel for beginners it delivers I d recommend it to young teens who are dipping their toes in the genresBIZARRE FRIENDSHIPFirst off the blurb is not accurate Jane would indeed be a fairly typical teen if not for her shadow trying to kill her since she was a kid Now her best Lexi is definitely the not typical half of their small team with her goth appearance and her penchant for shooting videos that often than not revolve around dead and decomposing animals Mind you I enjoyed the descriptions of Lexi s photography and videomaking because the author was able to convey both her passion for those artistic media and her vision What I didn t buy was Lexi s friendship with Jane to begin with It sounds like Lexi originally went after Jane because she was a freak in some respect courtesy of one of her incidents that had left her hands burned Yes Lexi is protective of Jane and helpful when it comes to investigate her scary situation but still I was never able to get a real sense of their friendshipPECULIAR SHADOWThe mystery behind Jane s predicament was what kept the book going for me I do believe it s an original spin on the killer shadow myth The connection between Jane and such shadow the reason why it tries to kill her the reason why it has a life of its own to begin with it was fascinating to read If the Goosebumps or Point Horror series still existed Beyond would make for a solid addition to botheven sophisticated than some of their original books I can safely say Whole review here

Read Ø PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Æ Graham McNamee

Gs happen and to overcome her shadow enemy Her sleuthing with Lexi connects her own horrors to the secret history of a serial killer. WowI will run not walk to get the other books by Graham McNamee An intriguing concept a young girl who has a near death experience but survives to be haunted by A compelling story the concept is developed slowly and carefully nuance and depth added piece by piece leading ultimately to an exciting and rewarding conclusion Realistic complex characters with depth Jane and her best friend Lexi are interesting without verging on the annoyingly precocious adolescents of an adult s fantasy Brilliant writing McNamee excels at developing truly scary unsettling scenes that build with tension and visual detail that conveys the horror without the sense you are reading descriptions for CGI special effects In short a book that delivers on every level and in every way