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Friday, June 15, 2012

Review: Arise by Tara Hudson

ARISE by Tara Hudson
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 6/5/2012
Pages: 416
Age range: 13 - 17 Years
Source: Author (ARC)
New Orleans Saint Louis Number One Cemetery A night there can change a life . . . or a death.

Increasingly worried that dark spirits will carry out their threats and hurt the people she cares for most, Amelia is ready to try anything to protect them. And for his own very different reasons, Joshua has come to this cemetery at midnight to join her in a powerful ritual.

Both know that once Amelia steps inside the Voodoo circle and the beautiful girl from the Conjure Café begins the cere­mony, everything will change.

Tara Hudson's enthralling sequel to Hereafter escalates the danger and excitement, bringing a new dimension to her already mesmerizing story of a haunted love.
In this installment, Amelia struggles with her decision to move on which would allow Joshua to fully live his life. As if that wasn’t enough for her to deal with, her connection to the living has presented a new threat that could have deadly consequences for the ones she loves. ARISE opened the door to endless possibilities – one of which asked the question if Amelia would be able to keep the ones she loved safe by giving up everything?

Readers are introduced to new characters in this installment and a new venue. I think New Orleans was the perfect place to set the stage for Amelia’s search for answers and the impending danger surrounding the evil spirits whom want to claim her. Hudson’s writing, whether it was dealing with Amelia’s emotions or describing New Orleans, had me fully invested in the outcome of Amelia’s and Joshua’s relationship.

This series has plenty of twists and I wonder what Hudson will do in the next installment to top this one. If you are a fan of ghostly reads not to mention star-crossed lovers, then I highly recommend this series. It’s hauntingly beautiful!

Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars

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1 comment:

  1. Ooh New Orleans cemetery, I think it would be pretty fun to visit there. I don't think I would stay the night there though lol. Looks like an interesting book, is there like voodoo stuff in there too?


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