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Beyond the Sea (Beyond the Sea #1)

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After the brutal and mysterious murder of her sister, Melia is forced to leave her life as a merrow and live on land, pretending to be human. Feeling very much like a fish out of water, Melia struggles to fit in and to accept that the Pacific Ocean she loves so much may never again be her home.

Melia is unable to hide her fins from outsider Jamie Forester, who possess the...more
Kindle Edition, 319 pages
Published April 1st 2012 by Emily Goodwin
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Howard Parsons
No doubt, it has become a maxim amongst those who follow my reviews of Mer-fiction that if I write a review, I am going to naturally say that it's a great book. In reality, I only write reviews for books that I believe are really good/great/fantastic. Therefore, in the lines below, is my review of a Young Adult bit of Mer-fiction that I found to be really good and enjoyed immensely. As an added bonus, there is the cover art up at the left. It is one of the very few depictions of a mermaid - or m...more
Haley ~ YA-Aholic
'Yeah, just as human as I am, minus the tail, ability to breathe underwater, and I’m sure a pet dolphin or two.'

Beyond the Sea was a great mermaid story, the world under the sea that Emily had created was magical, and the friendships she put on land were nothing short of beautiful!

Melia’s sister was murdered, she doesn’t know by who, or how, but she does know she was murdered. To keep Melia safe, Melia must stay on land with her mother for a while. Melia in the common term is a mermaid, she can...more
Lisa Markson
In my opinion

I had the privilege of reading the ARC of this wonderful book. I have never read anything from Emily or even of anything about merrows. I was really happy with the direction that the book was going. Especially what it is like as a teenager growing up in today's world where people are all different. And that whether it is a new boy or even a new friend that you are accepted for all of your strengths and faults. Melia proves that she is not just a fish out of water she has strengths a...more
Emily is one of the most versatile authors I have ever encountered. I was first introduced to her Guardian Legacies series, quickly followed by the Contagium books. This is the most light-hearted of the bunch, but it still has a very dark nature to it, filled with Darklings and death.

Yes, it's YA. There is a mature feel to the book, including sex, but the language is clean and the sexual scenes are fade-to-black. Having said that, I would still recommend an older teen audience. The only reason...more
I was given an ARC of Beyond the Sea by Emily Goodwin and couldn't put it down! This is by far my favorite book written by this emerging author. It has the perfect balance of romance, suspense, and fantasy. The characters are developed in such a manner that I felt I actually knew them. The plot was created with care; I actually read the book a second time to discover how Emily Goodwin connects everything- something mentioned in the beginning of the book is referenced again at the end.

It was ref...more
Mandy (I read Indie) Anderson
Beyond the Sea starts out with us meeting Jamie and learning about her special gift of being able to see ghosts. Everyone at school calls her a freak but the new girl, Melia, sees something special in Jamie. She needs Jamie's ability to help find out who murdered her sister. And soon the 2 girls become fast friends now that Jamie knows Melia's secret, that Melia is actually a merrow. When secrets are revealed and lives threatened, choices will have to be made. But what if those choices put more...more
I was fortunate to be able to read an ARC of this book. It was the first book that I have read by the author and I must say that I admire her writing style. I really fell in love with the characters in this book. It's been awhile since I read a good mermaid story and this was just the one to get me back in the genre! There were several "characters" that I hadn't had the experience of reading about before so I had to do a bit of side research, but that is just my curious nature, so I don't think...more
Carrie Peeples
I love how this book makes things so tangible and real. The way that Emily Goodwin makes you identify with the characters is awesome! She was able to give the generalized background story of each character without digressing from the story and setting things up with the characters. This books plot and subplots are very like its title. There are small ones that crescendo on their own like small waves that are building and building as it goes. Each subplot seems to make a bigger splash as you read...more
Victoria Adewale
Amazing book can't wait to read more of this book

This book is amazing with the fantasy was so realistic, I just make you feel like you were right their at that moment.!! I LOVE THIS BOOK
I loved this book. At first I thought it was really creepy and scary, but as I got more into the story I started to love it. It's really addicting. It's an awesome book, it has romance, action, and adventure all in one. Emily Goodwin is such an awesome writer, she's one of those writers who make you feel like your actually in the story standing next to the charters and following them along throughout the book. I can't wait for the next book in the series to come out!!!
I was lucky to have the opportunity to read an ARC copy of this book. I really enjoyed it.. Once again, Emily Goodwin has created well developed characters. The story is fast paced and engaging. I hope to read more about Jamie and Melia! Don't miss out on the opportunity to read this book!
Beyond the Sea by Emily Goodwin
This was a good book! I didn't love it as much as her other series but it was still entertaining! I love Melia. I thought she was hilarious and such a sweet yet feisty girl. Looking forward to book 2!
ok, i give up, i just don't think that i'm going to be able to finish this book
Jackie(No Bent Spines)
Like a bad mash up of The Little Mermaid and Aquamarine....bluh
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Emily Goodwin is the international best-selling author of the stand-alone novel STAY, The Guardian Legacies Series: UNBOUND, REAPER, MOONLIGHT (releasing 2014), The Beyond the Sea Series: BEYOND THE SEA, RED SKIES AT NIGHT (releasing 2015) and The Contagium Series: CONTAGIOUS, DEATHLY CONTAGIOUS, CONTAGIOUS CHAOS, THE TRUTH IS CONTAGIOUS (Permuted Press).

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