Beyond the Eyes: YA Paranormal Romance Novel

Beyond the Eyes: YA Paranormal Romance Novel

by Rebekkah Ford

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BN ID: 2940014746496
Publisher: Rebekkah Ford
Publication date: 06/03/2012
Series: Beyond the Eyes , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 339
Sales rank: 17,172
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Rebekkah Ford grew up in a family that dealt with the paranormal world. Her parents Charlie and Geri Wilhelm were the directors of the UFO Investigator's League in Fairfield, Ohio. They also investigated ghost hauntings and Bigfoot sightings in addition to extraterrestrial cases. Growing up in this type of environment and having the passion for writing stories is what drove Rebekkah at an early age to write tales dealing with the paranormal world. Her fascination with the unknown is what led her to write the Beyond the Eyes trilogy and its companion Tangled Roots.

Rebekkah resides in rural North Dakota, in a farming community of about 1,800 people and loves where she lives. She has an irreverent sense of humor, adores coffee, and yummy food makes her happy. She loves books, history, antiques, animals, connecting with her fans and other authors, as well as watching her favorite TV shows.

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Beyond the Eyes: YA Paranormal Romance Novel 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was gifted to me for a HONEST review. Beyond the Eyes in the first in a trilogy set. It centers around Paige Reed. Paige has many secrets. She can hear premonitions. She lost her father long ago and it still hurts her heart. During a night out with friends she meets the mysterious Nathan. She feels a deep attraction for him that she doesn’t understand. They start to hang out and Paige is a very insecure selfish girl in many parts of the book. Her behavior sometimes grated on my nerves but it didn’t distract from the story. All in all I was intrigued to continue this story to learn all the little secrets mentioned. Paige and Nathan are apart of a bigger plot. One he starts to reveal to her. She doesn’t react well to a lot scenarios in this book. It felt like she was shutting down at every corner. Paige’s mom is barely home but she calls to check up on her every now and again. It’s a sore spot for Paige. Beyond the Eyes has a lot of teen anguish and petty drama that most teenagers have to endure. But the story focuses on the dark spirits that can somehow possess humans and they have a fascination with Paige. I enjoyed the twists and plots. It’s well written and drew me in for the moment I started to read. Paige is hit with blow after blow in such a short time frame that you can’t help but feel bad for her. Every time you thing she’s getting a handle on her emotions, something happens to throw her for a loop. Paige also has a huge decision to make about her future. She has fiercely loyal and protective friends in Carrie and Tree (Jack). Paige’s past and present come rushing together and all before her eighteenth birthday. Who’s her friend and who’s her enemy? Paige’s eyes are open something wide in the first installment of the Beyond the Eyes trilogy. Beyond the Eyes is pretty much everything you would aspect from a YA book but with the supernatural gracefully woven inside to make for a compelling I need to know what happen now page turner. I couldn’t read the pages fast enough. Nathan’s love for Paige touched something deep in my soul and rekindled hopes of one day having someone love me a all consuming as he loved her. Favorite Quote: From Nathan to Paige “You know each day with you is like opening a new and better present,” he said. “I know I keep saying this, but you truly amaze me.” I know what you’re thinking. This is perfect. Nothing can go wrong. HA! Due to certain circumstances Paige’s first love comes into the fold and it wasn’t pretty. At all. Brayden is something else and that’s all I’m going to say about that. Well besides the fact that if I were Paige I wouldn’t be inclined to call him friend. I don’t care how long we had know each other, after his behavior. I’ll let you read it for yourself. I don’t want to give anything away. At least not more than I have to. Oh and I really hope Nathan hands Brayden his ass in one of the next two book. I don’t like him. Most big questions that arose where mostly resolved or answered. Which was a huge plus for me because I’ve fairly impatient. It could be because it’s a trilogy and questions had to be answered quickly since there weren’t many books to stretch it out. Rebekkah is a very compelling storyteller and I look forward to reading more of her works. Loved the twist towards the end. Did not see that coming. 4.5 out of 5 stars I highly recommend it if you’re a fan of the supernatural. Plus a bit of history is thrown in.
maffism More than 1 year ago
This book is absolutely thrilling,and beautifully written. I believe that it's Fords first, and what a debut. I'll be keeping an eye on this lady's writing career, and reading everything she writes in the future. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
ElaineWhite More than 1 year ago
Author – Rebekkah Ford Star rating – ¿¿¿¿¿ Would I read it again – Yes! Definitely Plot – excellent, unique and well developed Characters – funny, intriguing, unique and talented Movie Potential – ¿¿¿¿¿ Ease of reading – very easy to read. ** I WAS GIVEN THIS BOOK BY THE PUBLISHER, IN RETURN FOR AN HONEST REVIEW ** First of all, let me just say that this book has an amazing, beautiful cover. I was a little hesitant to start reading this story at first, because the cover had me convinced it was going to be really creepy, and I always do my reading before bed. I put it off for a few days, sure that it would give me nightmares. But, I was pleasantly surprised when I opened it up. The cover still accurately represented what goes on in the story, but it isn’t nearly as scary as I thought. Creepy, yes. Intriguing, yes. Scared-out-of-my-wits-terrifying, no. Thankfully. Secondly, something really odd happened to me while I was reading this book. No, nothing supernatural, nothing freaky or awkward. It has to do with my eyesight. Somewhere in my reading, I magically lost the heading for Chapter 2 (and many more chapters after that). I started reading the book late on, after having a lot of things to finish up first. I sat down, planning to only read Chapter 1 until I had more time. Somehow, the next thing I knew, I was looking at Chapter 3 and I had been so engrossed in the story that I completely never noticed Chapter 2′s heading passing me by. That, to me, is the mark of a great book. If I can lose track of time, forget how late it is and not notice a chapter break, then the story has to be pretty great. And that was just the first few chapters. So let’s get into what I liked about this book. First of all, I completely love the main character Paige. She’s funny, insightful and sweet, but she’s not one of those perfect girl’s you see so often in YA novels. She’s not perfect. She’s an ordinary teenage girl, with flaws and insecurities, just like the rest of us. To be quite honest, I could live in her head for more than the 3 books of this trilogy. (Unlike some books I’ve read where being in the main character has me bordering on a mental breakdown.) There’s this really authentic teenage embarrassment with her that is so refreshing - *** HERE BE SPOILERS – (LITTLE ONES) *** AKA, when Paige gets embarrassed about admitting she’s on her period, the totally embarrassing, but completely teenage way that she and her friends act when they stand up to Ashley, and yes, even Nathan’s cringe-worthy moment during food shopping with the frozen apple pie. All things that silly teenagers would do and then be completely embarrassed about, but laugh at, when they’re older. *** SPOILERS ARE OVER! WooHoo! *** Let me just say that I love, love, love Nathan. Yes, he’s hot and funny and sweet and kind. But he’s mysterious too. He’s charming and I really get the sense that he’s trying to look out for Paige, while she’s dealing with things she doesn’t understand. And as I write this, I’m only a few chapters in, so let me also say that I am totally intrigued by the cat! I want to know more about it. I’ve never once said that about a cat before, but it’s true. It’s interesting, it’s twisty, like it’s going to have a real impact on the story and I can’t wait to find out more. I have my suspicions about what (aka. who) it might be, but I’m not going to say. I don’t want to give anything away, if I’m right. But I also don’t want to give you ideas, if I’m wrong. Read the book and you can make up your own mind, as you read it. Update: After reading more, and finding out what the cat and Nathan are really about, I’m only loving it even more. I was wrong, I’ll admit that, but I don’t care. I absolutely hate to put this book down. To be honest, I don’t like Matt. I don’t think I’m supposed to, which is great, because no matter how I tried, I am never going to like him. I’m with Nathan and Tree on this, I’d happily kick his ass any time of the day. I have to say though that I really find the bad Matt, aka The Old One ridiculously funny and interesting. He’s not your typical bad boy, but he’s also not one of those dual personality people either. If it weren’t for Nathan being so incredible delicious, I’d have a book crush on The Old One, no matter how gross it might turn out to be later. I also have to mention the awesomeness of Nathan and Paige’s relationship. I knew from the get-go that they would end up together, but it’s so refreshing to see a relationship between the two Main Characters that isn’t perfect or sunshine and daisies. They argue, seriously and have disagreements like every normal couple in the world. (Except those in romance novels, apparently.) I also really like the dynamic the story takes on once they’re together. The relationship doesn’t seem separate from the plot or just a touch of romance to lighten the mood. It’s really a driving force that carries the story on, gives you information and causes trouble. It’s great. This book is funny, light, but serious too. Insightful, intriguing and overall a page turner. There isn’t anything I don’t like about this book. (No, not even Matt. Every book needs a bad guy.) I’m interested to see how the whole Cassie and Tree story is going to go. I have a feeling it’s going to be important, even if it’s only to introduce how evil Matt can really be. I’m also very much liking the hint that there’s something more going on with him than it seems; it’s a little bit of suspense to keep us interested in this only infrequently seen character. I love the history of his background, and the story, and the archaeological aspect that is introduced because of him. It’s a real hook for me, a history lover, to see real history wound so well with imagination in a believable way. The fact that I can be completely convinced that Dark Spirits are real, that immortality is possible and that it all revolves around Solomon is the mark of a great author, telling a great, realistic story in the most unique, imaginative book I’ve read in this genre for a long time.
Bex_n_Books More than 1 year ago
Reviewer: Brittany Rating: 4 out of 5 Fairies ***May contain small spoilers*** This book was so good. The synopsis intrigued me so I thought I would like it. But I didn't. I flippin' loved it. I read this book while on a bus and sitting in a bus station. I felt so many emotions while reading this from sympathy, laughter, and even swooned a few times. In fact at points I laughed so hard I had to bite my cheek to not make a complete fool of myself. The love that Paige and Nathaniel have is down right kismet. I knew from the beginning that these two were soul mates. Not only because the book said so, but also because their characters screamed it. From the very beginning at the club, you could almost feel the connection that these two had. The many times that he was there supporting, encouraging, and grounding Paige only made the characters that more lovable. I love his character. The other characters are just as lovable but the two that stick out the most to me are Tree and Brayden. I keep asking myself if Tree will play a bigger role in these books, other than just being an amazing best friend to Paige and Nathaniel. He seems like an extremely intuitive character and it even states in the book that he can easily read people. Now for Brayden. He's gonna be a pain in the hiney. I just know it. His devotion that HE is Paige's soul mate is almost frightening. Like stalker scary. And the fact that he is marked for immortality, not to mention the fact that he said that he would wait FOREVER for her to realize that she's meant to be with him straight up puts a chill up my spine. And not the good kind either. Like I said. Stalker scary. Kinda funny how he jumps out as being a bad guy to me, when really he's a good guy. Hopefully I'm just misunderstanding his character. Hopefully. I hate how Paige was turned, but I LOVE that it was Nathaniel that changed her. There was plenty of action, romance, cliffhangers, and supernatural to keep me coming back for more. I loved every aspect of this book and I can't wait to see what comes next. Disclosure: This book was provided by the author in exchange for an HONEST and not necessarily positive review.
mbaker633 More than 1 year ago
Blurb: Paige knows evil exists in this world, but she never imagined it would want something from her. After a ghostly voice whispers a haunting message to seventeen-year-old Paige Reed, Paige’s life takes a nightmarish turn. Unwilling to tell her friends about the supernatural occurrences happening in her life, Paige feels more alone than ever–until she meets Nathan Caswell. Nathan is not only hot, but seems to peer into Paige’s soul, evoking a magnetic energy between them that cannot be denied. But he’s no ordinary guy. He tracks dark spirits, and becomes alarmed when they set their sights on Paige. And then there are the two power-hungry dark spirits who believe Paige can find King Solomon’s magical ring for them, because when her father was alive, he was close to finding it. If Paige doesn’t comply with their demands, they’ll kill her.  Paige is forced to dig deep into her father’s past and unearths shocking secrets about him and his bloodline. With the past and present colliding, Paige is only sure about two things in her life: she needs to outwit the dark spirits to stay alive, and she’s completely and helplessly in love with Nathan. This review is about the book Beyond the Eyes by Rebekkah Ford. This book is about a girl, Paige, that has gotten premonitions since she was young. Her mother isn’t around much but she meets a man named Nathan who turns out to be someone she never could have imagined. Rebekkah Ford grew up in a family that dealt with the paranormal. Her parents' Charles and Geri Wilhelm were the directors of the UFO Investigator's League in Fairfield, Ohio, back in the 1970s. They also investigated ghost hauntings and Bigfoot sightings in addition to UFO's. Growing up in this type of environment and having the passion for writing is what drove Rebekkah at an early age to write stories dealing with the paranormal. At one point in her life, she thought she wanted to be a journalist, and although she enjoyed writing articles, she quickly discovered her real passion was writing fiction. Her fascination with the paranormal is what led her to write the 'Beyond the Eyes' trilogy. The book promises a thrilling first book in a new YA series. It definitely holds up its promise. I could not put this book down. I am so glad there will be follow up books to this as I can’t get enough. I did have some pitfalls to this book. Where I knew this was YA, the constant “feelings” between Nathan and Paige are distracting. I feel that it takes away from the plot and the book as a whole. I started to feel like I was starting to slide the slippery “Twilight” slope. Also, I am used to the change scenes being a little better notated. Whenever the scene changed, a new paragraph started. There should be a more noticeable break as some readers can get confused. There was a lot of redundancy as well. Paige had to be told quite a lot that she could die or would die, yet she never seemed to accept this and had to be told yet again. There was also an over-use of the word “shuddering”. And even though Paige constantly tells everyone how independent she is, she came off very needy; she was constantly seeking attention from the people around her. This can become a very unlikeable quality. But, don’t get me wrong. This is a very good book and I would recommend it because even though I am picky, this was a very quick read and the plot wasn’t overdone. It was simple and sometimes you have to step away from the complicated plots and characters for a breath of fresh air. I have to admit that when I heard YA, I instantly thought “Twilight”. I am so glad I was wrong. Where, yes, I felt like this book did tread those tracks, I didn’t feel the need to grab a rope and hang myself. Not that “Twilight” wasn’t good, I guess, if you are a teenager and feel like the whole world hates you and need supernatural beings to make you feel good about yourself. That series also was so redundant that I wanted to scream and hang myself. I, thank goodness, did not have that with this book. I actually felt it was a grown up story is a teenager’s body. The story has so much room to grow and become that bestseller that I know it can be. To bring this to a close, don’t pass this book up. The story is great, the characters are good, and the writing is superb. I am overly critical so please read and get your own conclusions. I loved it and cannot wait to get to book 2.
Book_Bite_Reviews More than 1 year ago
Beyond the Eyes is a unique read. Rebekkah Ford seems to have combined a bunch of ideas and experiment with how they would all play out together. It caused really nice tension to build for the story and kept my interested. I also really liked the pace that the book took. It could have easily went faster, ending up with a very confusing and muddled up story that people would have to re-read in order to understand all that was happening, but Rebekkah kept it slow and clear. The characters all seemed to be very well developed and have their own personalities and really stuck with their true selves through out the entire story. I recommend this novel to those who are into young adult fantasies.
CL_Walniuk More than 1 year ago
An engaging and fast-paced debut, with a memorable and realistic protagonist. I was quickly sucked into the story and felt a real connection with the main character, Paige, who feels like a freak. Her dad is dead, her mom is never around, and she keeps getting cryptic messages from beyond. Things get more complicated (and much steamier) when she meets Nathan, mysterious, mature, and undeniably hot. A few reviews note that Paige is naive and overly emotional, but I remember seventeen -- there were a lot of tears involved, even without the sort of major trauma that Paige faces. And if you listen in on almost any teen couple in the first throes of passion, you'll hear those "three little words" so often that you'll think you're in an echo chamber. :) I would agree that this is best for older teens, but that's a plus from my perspective, because the older YA market is underserved these days. There's some language and sex, but again very much reflective of real teens, and not the whitewashed variety we often see in young adult books. I am very much looking forward to the next book in this series!
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Liberty_Ann_Ireland More than 1 year ago
Beyond the Eyes was an enjoyable read. So much so that I am ready for the next book, Dark Spirits right now! Written by Rebekkah Ford, this YA Paranormal book focuses on the life of 17-year old Paige who feels like a freak because she receives premonitions. Her life is further complicated due to the death of her father at a young age and a mom who is never home. You quickly meet her best friends- Carrie, Tree and Matt(?) and the story takes off. One night at a local club, Paige recognizes some strange things are happening and she meets Nathan Caswell. Love at first sight is an understatement and her life is never the same. There is suspense, danger, romance, terror, delight, true friendship, heartbreak, nobility, love and loyalty. While there are a few typos, the beginning of the book is somewhat formulaic, and the characters say "I love you" a whole, Whole, WHOLE lot, you cannot help but get wrapped up in Paige's life, love, tragedy, and triumph. Well written on the whole, you feel Paige's emotions right along with her and putting the book down will be a challenge. I would recommend this book to those looking for a different slant on the usual vampire/lycanthrope/angel take on the paranormal, those who love a good YA novel and a good vs. evil adventure. Due to a small amount of swearing and some intimate scenes, I would recommend this book for ages 16 and older. Enjoy!
bOok_WoRm_Gal More than 1 year ago
Beyond the Eyes was a surprise! It's not exactly what I usually read but I was pleased at how good it was. It started out with a bang the first page really pulls you in. The author does a wonderful job of making sure you understand everything, the back story for the characters was a little complicated for me but I ended up catching on quickly. This story has everything in it action and adventure, suspense drama and of course romance which is a must. This exciting book is told by Paige and lemme tell you she is "special" in more than one way. The dialog in the book is pretty easy to follow and has that snarky twist I enjoy. The character development was good and you can connect with them easily. I love the whole Astoria Oregon aspect... seeing as I'm from Oregon originally I guess I'm a bit bias. This series that will intrigue and interest anyone teen or adult, though I recommend 13 and up. If you are looking for a good book with paranormal twists and suspense that will keep you up at night then this is a great book for you. It offers so many different emotions, it will without a doubt make you laugh though. Overall I give this book 4 stars, as most of my followers know I'm honest and only recommend book I truly like, and this is one of them. I hope you give it a try I think Rebekkah did a wonderful job in writing this story and I can't wait to see what else she has up her sleeve.
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Felicia-Tatum More than 1 year ago
I laughed. I cried. My heart soared. My heart broke. I fell in love. I felt hatred. There was romance, heartache, longing, friendship, and distress. This book would be a great movie and should be on the Best Seller’s list! Do you love a paranormal romance with a much deeper story? Beyond the Eyes is a story of an ultimate fight between light and dark, good and evil, black and white. Rebekkah Ford brought such depth to each of the characters, that I was completely enthralled from the first page. Paige really draws you into her life, making you feel all the emotions she does as wild events spiral on around her. I can’t wait until the sequel is released!! I will definitely be reading more of Rebekkah’s work when it is released.
Valca85 More than 1 year ago
This is a new, exciting young adult series that will captivate teens and adults alike. If you enjoy paranormal stories with a good dose of romance, then this one is for you. Paige has premonitions. Other than that she is a normal teenage girl with high school to worry about and friendships to maintain. But the premonitions are becoming stronger and stronger, demanding more attention. This is where we meet her, as she is trying to figure out how to manage her life. Paige is a fun character to read about. She is no damsel in distress, which definitely is a relief. She is spunky, with a strong personality that is not dimmed by any other character. Nathan, her love interest, is a good contrast to her. He is more staid, more cautious, and he and Paige develop a relationship that is much healthier than the ones we usually see in the young adult genre. The writing is fresh and there is a good sense of rhythm to the prose, making it a pleasant read, even for the more finicky teens out there. I definitely recommend this book if you’re looking for a fun, different read. And since this is just the beginning of the series, they’ll be more books to come!