June 29, 2016

Book Review: Beyond the Rising Tide

Genre: Contemporary, Young Adult
Publisher: Sweetwater Books, an imprint of Cedar Fort
Publication date: June 14, 2016
Number of pages: 229

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.

The book starts off with an accident, where Kai who basically is a healer (a dead guy though) helps the boy live by healing his heart and then there’s Grim, the guy who seals the death of a person. Then there’s Avery Ambrose, the girl who is grieving over the death of the Kai as she was one who witnessed his death, she was the last person to be with Kai during his last moments. Tyler, Avery’s boyfriend has broken up with her a she has becoming “Boring” his exact words and no more the fun person to be with. How can one be a fun person, if you are the sole reason for someone’s death? While Avery cries over Kai’s death, he watches her silently as there’s nothing he can do to help her.
In his Afterlife Kai is in Demoror (Something like heaven). He meets Charles, to seek some advice when he see’s Charles wearing a ring that takes him to the mortal world, Kai in a zest of the moment steals the ring and comes to earth to help Avery, to help her overcome the angst that she is suffering due to his death. They meet when she’s trying to save a crab from fishing net as instructed by her mother, who is suffering from depression. There’s an instant bond between them and thus starts his mission to make the cheerful person she was and get Tyler back with her. Only for Avery to realize that Tyler is not really the one for her. Further story unfolds when both Kai and Avery realizes that they love each other, when Kia tries to take away the guilt of his death from her. She realizes she couldn’t be happy again without Kai not being around her.
Soon it’s time for Kai to return where he came from and thus starts the emotional journey Avery has to go through and she goes into depression and doubts if everything in the past few days. Did Kai actually vanish in front of her? While reading the book one goes with a sea of emotions throughout: love, loss guilt, pure happiness. Everything at once, which maybe sounds awkward but is actually not at all awkward there are very times that all emotions get justified so beautiful in a book and this book is one of those. The time when Kai tells her that she has to live the life that someone gave to her and not waste it being depressed. The time when Avery realizes that Kai was the one who saved her that day. The time when Kai finds his mother in the afterlife. Everything is so beautifully described brilliantly. The scenic beauty of the surrounding that Avery lives is are so wonderful and the description felt like I was into the world that Kai and Avery lived in.
The book is a very fresh and unique teenage love story. The writer, Sara Beard has done a wonderful job writing this mind blowing book. A very different YA book.

Rating :4.5/5*

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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