Beyond the Rising Tide
by Sarah Beard
Rating: 5 Stars
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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.
Praise for the Book
“Vividly imagined, this novel is the perfect mix of modern love story and literary fiction. One brimming with genuine emotion that had me re-reading passages simply because they were too beautifully written to experience just once.” --Julie N. Ford, author of With No Regrets
“This book is not only an engaging and satisfying supernatural romance, but also a beautiful story about life, death, and the gray places in between.” --E.B. Wheeler, author of The Haunting of Springett Hall
"This is one of those stories that stays with you long after the closing scene. It was beautifully imagined and vividly written and I absolutely loved it!” --Teresa Richards, author of Emerald Bound
Author Sarah Beard had just released the Audiobook of Beyond the Rising Tide.
You can listen to a sample of the book HERE.
What did you love best about Beyond the Rising Tide?
The author's creativity was outstanding. Her words were like listening to a never-ending song. When you get hooked on a song, you find yourself listening to it over and over again.
Who was your favorite character and why?
Kai had to be my favorite character. He made the ultimate sacrifice but fell in love at the same time. At times it was hard to believe that he was only 17. He made some very mature decisions for being so young.
Have you listened to any of the narrators’s other performances before? How does this one compare?
I have not listened to Ms. Dae before but was surprised that I had heard one previous book that was narrated by Mr. Webber. I can say that there is no way to compare the two books since one is YA romance and the other is an adult romance. But one thing that I knew before the first half hour of listening was complete was that I have to listen to more works by these two.
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
There was more than one moment that moved me. But one particular one that touched my heart was when Kai finally found his mother. It was a touching and tough moment to listen to.
When I listened to the very beginning of this story, the first word that came to mind was "Wow!" Then I questioned "Why have I not heard about this author before?" But then that reminds me that I haven't listed to a young adult read in a long time. This is one of those stories that would also be a great book to listen to for the adult audience - especially if you like a sweet read. I've never been to California before but I can picture sitting on the beach looking out at the Pacific Ocean, sitting with this playing while I close my eyes. The movie screen is in my mind and the author is the orchestra leader for the scenes that play out on that screen. If I read the book instead of listening to it, I don't think my experience would have been as good - the narrators helped to bring Kai and Avery to life.
Author Sarah Beard:
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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