Publisher - CreateSpace
Release Date - October 10th, 2011, 266 Pages
*A copy was provided by the author for honest review*
In Beyond Meghan wakes up on a flying steamboat to find that she has died and is now going to the Academy to learn everything that she will need in this new life. This is a very interesting twist as to what happens in the afterlife. She meets Mick, a very sweet and interesting character who wants to be there for Meghan but let her learn things on her own, consequences and all. She meets others that have passed but she doesn’t remember anything about her own life. I would have liked to known what happened to her and why she doesn’t have memories but others around her do.
She goes into the mirror in the cellar with her roommate, otherwise she wouldn’t have even thought about crossing over into a human’s home. This is where she meets Jason. They are drawn towards each other almost instantly. He isn’t suppose to know about her or her world and she isn’t suppose to continue to go visit him but the urge is too much and she gives in. The time is different in the afterlife than it is in real life so what may seem like days to Meghan may be months for Jason. She feels the urge to protect him and for good reasons, but after that midnight flight and surprise kiss she hasn’t seen Jason, even to warn him of his impending danger.
One day Meghan is wandering around and sees this book that has some terrifying images in it, and while she is flipping the pages she sees Jason. Her mind is set that she has to do something about it but with Mick around she knows that she cannot go back through the mirror and he just confirms what she already knew…she shouldn’t intervene. Her roommate has turned towards the dark side of the afterlife and has been kicked out making her realize just how easy it is for someone to sway one way or the other. Mick, against his previous mentions does help Meghan get back to Jason just in time. But did that really help him, or did it make his life worse? Would Meghan have done anything if she would have known what the consequences would have been? It is a great story to remind you to just let things happen the way that they are suppose to, not try to intervene in fate. (My last update when I finished was “Well then, lesson learned, late fate do it’s thing!” and that’s just how this book will leave you.)
This was a very quick and enjoyable read for me, it was very easy to keep up with the pacing of it. I love how things have a bit of a magical feel to them, with it being the afterlife I think that T.P. Boje did a great job adding new and exciting things in Beyond. We were provided some background information but I hope that in the second book we get more information about Meghan. I would have loved to give this a 4 start rating but with the lack of information that was provided with Meghan I was left more curious as to why she couldn’t remember but others could, so again I hope that is cleared up in the 2nd book!