Beyond

Beyond

Maureen A. Miller / Feb 29, 2020

Beyond It is the day after Aimee Patterson s high school graduation College beckons as does her dream of becoming an engineer On an early evening walk her cocker spaniel charges into the woods on the other

  • Title: Beyond
  • Author: Maureen A. Miller
  • ISBN: 9781479329458
  • Page: 416
  • Format: Paperback
  • It is the day after Aimee Patterson s high school graduation College beckons, as does her dream of becoming an engineer On an early evening walk, her cocker spaniel charges into the woods on the other side of the pond Aimee trails after him, and in the stillness of that forest the unthinkable happens She becomes paralyzed and watches in horror as her hands vanish beforIt is the day after Aimee Patterson s high school graduation College beckons, as does her dream of becoming an engineer On an early evening walk, her cocker spaniel charges into the woods on the other side of the pond Aimee trails after him, and in the stillness of that forest the unthinkable happens She becomes paralyzed and watches in horror as her hands vanish before her eyes Waking to the sound of voices, Aimee realizes that she has been kidnapped Little does she know how far away from home she is, though In an attempt to flee her captors, she launches from their confines only to freeze at the view outside the window The sky is black and filled with stars, and in the distance is a familiar blue globe The planet Earth A group of humans forced to flee their planet after an epidemic destroyed their civilization now travel the galaxies in search of an antidote Retrieving samples of plant life from every solar system, on this occasion Aimee was accidentally seized instead Aimee must learn to avoid the advances of an awkward young scientist who seems intent on dissecting her, as her own fascination turns to the exotic young warrior, Zak Having fallen in love with Zak, she is now torn with the decision to return to Earth or live beyond the stars.

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      • Maureen A. Miller

        USA TODAY bestselling author, Maureen A Miller s first novel, WIDOW S TALE earned her a Golden Heart nomination in Romantic Suspense Working in the software industry for fifteen years in a job that required extensive travel, Maureen chose to write during those lengthy airport layovers Escapism at its best Five novels were produced in those years of travel Recently, Maureen branched out into the Young Adult Science Fiction market with Beyond and the BEYOND Series She is having fun keeping her head in the stars When she s not writing, Maureen enjoys supporting other authors She is the founder of JustRomanticSuspense, and its offspring, JustContemporaryRomance and JustParanormalRomance.


    956 Comments

    1. I don't like giving a poor review to this book. I liked the idea, but it was not well executed. The science was silly, and there were many grammatical and wrong word errors.


    2. More reviews available at my blog, Beauty and the Bookworm.Oh, Beyond. Oh, how I wanted to like you. And I did. It's justyou have some issues, and those really get in the way of the reading experience. Logic is seriously lacking in parts of this book, and not in a way that can be covered by the typical "suspension of disbelief" we agree to when we read something like sci-fi or fantasy.Here are the basic facts of the story, just to lay the foundation for the rest of the review. One day, just afte [...]


    3. When I first read the book description of ‘Beyond’ I was really fascinated. This book sounded really different and fun, and since I hadn’t read a lot of Sci-Fi books lately this book seemed to come at the right moment. Since I needed a new audiobook, ‘Beyond’ just seemed to be meant to be listened to.In ‘Beyond’ we meet Aimee. One day Aimee finds herself being kidnapped. She wakes up weeks later finding herself on a spaceship. The ship is in hands of people who have been forced to [...]


    4. I don’t read a lot of Young Adult books but I have read all of Maureen A. Miller’s other books and just love her writing. This was no different. I love Maureen’s imagination in this book. Many times while I was reading it I found myself smiling and wondering how she came up with everything in the book. Of course, as true to Maureen’s writing she can describe a setting like no one else. I always had a clear idea of where the characters were and their surroundings. The story moved along ea [...]


    5. Challenge- Jumanji ChallengeI received a copy from the author exchange for a review Great Sci-fi novel, excellent character development, world building and characters. The Romance was acted on at the right time .I like how Aimee went to learn about the ship, ‘aliens’ and their lifestyle. The ending felt a little hurried, but was okay. Overall I really enjoyed this book, looking forwards to the next book!


    6. I feel really bad for leaving a not-so-encouraging review for this, but I try to be as honest as possible when I review, whether a book is great or not. This one is not.I wanted to like this. I won it in a GR giveaway a couple years ago, lost it in my pile of to-read books, and finally opened it a week or so ago. First impression was negative, right from the opening of the cover. The formatting is awful and instantly sets up an amateur feel. There is almost no front matter, which gives a complet [...]


    7. When I picked up Beyond, I was looking for a fun alien space story. That's what I got, but I got so much more. Beyond is an intriguing space adventure tale, full of relatable (and brilliant) characters and fun world-building. I loved that the aliens are not little green men or creepy squid creatures, but people. They're not human, but they're pretty much human - in appearance, emotion, and relationships - but they are so much more advanced in technology. Our alien race is running from a plague, [...]


    8. I loved this book and can't wait to get my hands on the 2nd one in the series! I have always enjoyed YA, but I've not read one that took place in space, until now. The author created a believable setting that I could picture easily, and characters that I really cared about. I was convinced that the love between Amiee and Zak was real because it didn't happen with the usual love at first sight seen in so many young adult novels; it happened after certain moving occurrences took place. Some of my [...]


    9. I don't usually read sci-fi or fantasy, but I absolutely loved 'Beyond.' Now I'm anxious to read the second book in the Beyond Series. I've read two other books by Maureen A. Miller, both of them romantic suspense, and loved them. So I had to give this series a try. Wow! I instantly fell in love with Aimee and Zak. Maureen A. Miller is definitely one of my new favorite authors.


    10. I expected science fiction and what I got was suspenseful romance.I had a hard time with this because the science was inconsistent. Okay, okay. It was silly and illogical.I kept trying to figure out the difference between the time passing on the ship and Earth. It never really made sense. Only a few weeks passed for her, while years pass on Earth. And yet her hair grows and she matures? I just can't wrap my head around it. Why would she age years in a matter of weeks? Logically, and after doing [...]


    11. My original BEYOND audiobook review and many others can be found at Audiobook Reviewer.Beyond: Beyond the Series Book 1 is an enthralling tale of a young woman hours away from graduating with her life planned out before her.  Aimee Patterson is an only child with parents that all kids long for until She takes a fateful trip into the woods following her dog when suddenly she feels strange before blacking out.When Aimee does wake up she finds her life is no longer planned out, she has no family a [...]


    12. Very enjoyable and captivating. Great story great ending.I'm not one to read an entire book in one sitting, and although I didn't do that with "Beyond," I was tempted. I knew from the book description that Aimee would be taken away by alien beings and returned 5 years later, and I had preconceived ideas as to how the story was going to roll; alien beings with multiple, odd-shaped body parts performing invasive experiments on a young, female earthling. I was pleasantly surprised that I was wrong. [...]


    13. This was an excellent read!I download this book after finding it on bookbub, but went on to read other books first. I finally gave up and started to read it Several hours later and here I am!My favourite charactersZak - the dark mysterious man of the bookAimee - the abducted main characterZiggy - Aimee's dogThe sumpums I Recommended this book, happy that I finally read it!


    14. So, I rarely do reviews, I just don't have time for it. But this book my goodness. I'm only giving it 3 stars, because I absolutely LOVE the premise. Emphasis on premise. The book itself was alright, I found the characters likeable, and the setting was cool. However, when I read a scifi novel, I'm entirely willing, and prepared to have a suspension of disbelief. Teleporting beams that completely deconstruct you, and then reconstruct you? Sure. Seemingly magical floating AI's that can analyze DNA [...]


    15. Warning, there will be spoilers.What I liked:-Aimee. The heroine was mildly interesting to read about. I liked that she was actually intelligent. The author didn’t just tell us she was intelligent and then have her make a bunch of stupid decisions an actual intelligent person would never make. We got to see the engineer in her take over and figure things out through observation and experimenting. It was actually kind of fascinating.-Zak. I liked the love interest, even if his personality was a [...]


    16. I was lucky enough to be a beta reader for Ms. Miller's newest book, "Beyond," book 1 in a YA science fiction series. I read quite a few of the author's books and really enjoy them and Ms. Miller's style of writing. This is the first time she's ventured into science fiction for young adults and she's hit a home run with this one. The story follows teenager Aimee Patterson shortly after she graduates from high school. She's used to walking her dog, but when the dog runs off into the woods, Aimee' [...]


    17. Bad scienceBad science, the author doesn't understand the difference between a galaxy and the entire universe. She goes on and on about the time difference aboard ship and earth but somehow when the heroine gets home five years have passed and she is five years older. In other words, the same amount of time for both. Finally, this story has been told at least a hundred times and most of them did it better.Put this book in the don't bother list.


    18. Issues with the 'time' thing, the 'cure' being blatantly obvious, and a few other 'throw that in the book too' complaints,but I did enjoy the story and will be reading the other two as well. 3.5 stars



    19. Sure, there are a lot of continuity flaws, but the story itself is a rather fun read.Just tell me though did she bring her glasses or not? Most of the time she seems to have no problem seeing things, but other times she complains that things are blurry because she does not have her glasses. Does she need glasses at all?I'm glad for the epilogue. If you wanted to only read this book it does wrap it up in a nice package for you to stop here, but I think I might pick up #2. The characters are reall [...]


    20. Very good storyThis book is a very good read. I loved the plot and the characters. The human mind can adapt to massive changes and find love.


    21. Imaginative and engrossingA sweet, easy goung sci-fi read full of imagination, new friends, nad new adventures. It will keep you engaged with your heart and your intellect


    22. GreatHave enjoyed this book, it keeps you wanting more.Everyone of all ages would enjoy it. I've got to get next book.


    23. This story had a slightly different style of writing. Little matter of fact, maybe. So at times it felt a little distant from the action. However I enjoyed it well enough that I am going to pick up the rest of the series.


    24. Enjoyable but more romance than I care forIt is a good story well told, I just felt it focused more on teenage girl romance then I expected or would have wanted.


    25. I barely made it through the first two chapters. Too much emphasis on physical appearance and not i a good way. Loved the premise, but the story and the writing style fall flat for me.


    26. Beyond (Beyond Series) By Maureen A. MillerBeyond is an entertaining book and for the most part I thought it was mostly light reading and quite suitable for the young adult market. There were elements that seemed quite familiar throughout the book and if I went into great depth to find them all I'd probably be able to start pointing out tropes that I've seen in recent reading.The most striking and probably unusual of all connections though was the connection I felt to Jacqueline Susann's Yargo. [...]


    27. Aimee Patterson is ready to start College and begin her life. Everything is going as planned until one night, while walking her cocker spaniel, she can no longer seem to move and starts to disappear into thin air. After waking up, she has no idea where she is. Was she taken? Who are these people? As she tries to escape, the realization hits her that she’s no longer on planet Earth.I would love to thank Jessica from The Audiobookworm for letting me know about her website! I’ve been in the moo [...]


    28. Reading books set in space isn’t the norm for me. Oh, I love Star Wars, Star Trek and countless other movies and television shows set in space, but reading stories in that setting challenges me. I like science fiction, but often find myself grappling with the science part. Beyond by Maureen A. Miller completely blew me away. Synopsis taken from : It is the day after Aimee Patterson’s high school graduation. College beckons, as does her dream of becoming an engineer. On an early evening walk, [...]


    29. So as with most every book, the beginning was dry. But we can't all expect to be hooked immediately, can we? I pushed through, and I honestly can't remember where exactly it was where I was hooked. It was like a sneaky grab. Aimee. She's a high school graduate, and an aspiring engineer. So, as shown throughout the book, she is REALLY smart. She isn't the heroine where she is completely brave and a badass at fighting like most books nowadays. Aimee is resourceful, and headstrong(I guess you can't [...]


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