by Tara Hudson
Publication Date: June 7th 2011
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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.
Hereafter is the first book in the ‘Hereafter' series by debut author Tara Hudson. I really enjoyed reading this book. I’ve not read many ghost stories, but I really liked this one. I read the book in just a few hours time, and I was completely lost in the story. Hereafter has it all; paranormal, action, and just the right amount of romance.
I really liked the two main characters, Amelia and Joshua. Amelia is a ghost, and doesn’t remember anything about her former life. She’s lost and lonely in her little world, and she doesn’t know why she’s lingering on earth. When she meets Josh, her whole world turns for the better. Joshua is such a sweetheart. I love the relationship that grew between them, so sweet and sometimes intense.
The story is well written and fast paced. It really held my interest throughout the book. The story has stayed with me long after I finished reading it. It especially had me thinking of ghosts for a while after. I have to say I love the book cover as well. It’s gorgeous!
Overall, I really enjoyed this book. It is definitely a great start to the series, and I’m really looking forward to reading the next book.
Thank You to HarperTeen and Netgalley for allowing me to read and review this book!
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