Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Review: Hereafter by Tara Hudson

HEREAFTER by Tara Hudson
Pub. Date: June 2011
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Hardcover , 416pp
Age Range: Young Adult
Source: Publisher (ARC)
Can there truly be love after death?

Drifting in the dark waters of a mysterious river, the only thing Amelia knows for sure is that she's dead. With no recollection of her past life—or her actual death—she's trapped alone in a nightmarish existence. All of this changes when she tries to rescue a boy, Joshua, from drowning in her river. As a ghost, she can do nothing but will him to live. Yet in an unforgettable moment of connection, she helps him survive.

Amelia and Joshua grow ever closer as they begin to uncover the strange circumstances of her death and the secrets of the dark river that held her captive for so long. But even while they struggle to keep their bond hidden from the living world, a frightening spirit named Eli is doing everything in his power to destroy their newfound happiness and drag Amelia back into the ghost world . . . forever.

Thrilling and evocative, with moments of pure pleasure, Hereafter is a sensation you won't want to miss.

Breathtaking and eerie in its telling, HEREAFTER sheds beauty on the entangled existence of life and death. The story is unique and enthralling; I was immersed into its pages completely. A world beyond the living, the Hereafter dug its claws into me and never let up.

From the first thoughts of Amelia's nightmarish retellings, I was immediately captivated. Her voice is eerie but mesmerizing at the same time, I felt compelled to follow along as she told her story. HEREAFTER ended up being a ghostly page turner. There was not one thing in this book that I did not like. It felt effortless as I read the pages while lively images sprouted into my head. Hudson's writing flowed beautifully and captured the light and dark elements of the Hereafter.

With a cast of unforgettable characters, I can only imagine what's in store for Amelia and Joshua next. With all the secrets surrounding High Bridge Road, nothing is as it seems. This paranormal debut will ensnare you into its world with its eerie beauty.

Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars


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25 comments:

Selina said...

Your review really made me want to read this book NOW! Thanks for sharing!

fredamans said...

Fab review! I could use a ghostly page turner to excite my day!

Tiffany said...

This book looks so good and I keep hearing such good things about it. Great review!

Shannon O'Donnell said...

I'm in the middle of this one right now and am loving it! :-)

Natalie Aguirre said...

Wow, if you loved everything. It must be good. Can't wait to read it.

Bwyatt said...

This book sounds sooo intriguing! I can't wait to read it. And the cover is amazing.

Margay said...

I wasn't sure about this book until I read your review. Now I might just have to check it out!

Nicole said...

The cover is gorgeous. I am now wanting to read this book even more than before because of your review, yay!

Vivien said...

I'm always iffy about ghost stories, but this one has been great feedback.

Barbara E. said...

Hereafter sounds like a fabulous story, and I'm looking forward to reading it.

Bookish in a Box said...

This sounds deliciously supernatural!

Rachel Leigh said...

Great review! I cant wait to read this one!!

Rachel Leigh

TheGirlOnFire said...

This cover has had me captivated since I 1st saw it. I can't wait for this book.

Jessy said...

Not one thing you didn't like? I will definitely be picking this up!

Kayla said...

I have wanted to read this book ever since I first heard of it! The cover is just breathtaking and I love any and all ghost stories.

Lisa R/alterlisa said...

Wow sounds like you really enjoyed this. Can't wait to read it.



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Kailia Sage said...

Great review. I really wanted to read it before and now I want to read it even more with your review.

Melissa said...

This book sounds great...haven't read a good eerie one in a while!

The Novel Nymph said...

I need to get my hands on this book. Great review.

Carol M said...

This sounds good and the cover is great! I love ghost stories!

nikki said...

this book sounds GREAT! i can't wait to read it!

latishajean said...

This book sounds very good I loved your review can't wait to read it!

donnas said...

Looking forward to reading this. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

Jude Henderson said...

Wow, Amazing review!!
I want to read it SO BAD!!

Mickey @ imabookshark said...

I seriously need to read this book.. :o)

Mickey @ imabookshark

 

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