Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Review: Hereafter by Tara Hudson

by Tara Hudson
Publication Date: June 7th 2011
Publisher: HarperCollins
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9780062026774
Source: e-ARC

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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!

Check out the Book Trailer for Hereafter:


  1. I cannot wait to read this book! Great review :)

  2. I've heard mixed reviews on this, but I really do wanna read this! Nice review :)

  3. I love the cover as well. It's one of the first things that drew me to this book. Great review!

  4. I can't wait for my copy of this to arrive here. It's already been dispatched by The Book Depository and waiting now is even more awful. :D

    Thanks for sharing your opinion. I'm happy you like it and now I'm looking forward to it even more. :)


  5. This one looks really good and the cover is gorgeous. Great review!

  6. I also liked the romance between Amelia and Joshua! It was pretty cute! Ghost stories are my favorite, I wish there were more of them!

    Great Review!

  7. huh.. I think it is interesting how I keep reading a mix of reviews for this book. I'm not usually one for ghost stories, but I do like stories that stay with you long after you finish reading them.

  8. this one looks great, may have to go add to the wishlist! :)

  9. I'm in the middle of this one. I started it at the beach, and it was just too heavy of a read for me to continue. I'm gonna pick back up this week though. Great review, and thanks for posting the trailer! I hadn't seen it yet <3

  10. Great review. I am excited to pick this one up. I thought the trailer was good too, and I hadn't seen it yet! I had heard mixed things but you made it sound worth my time so I will give it a try.

  11. I posted my review of this one today, too! What an engrossing read, huh? Glad you liked it as well. I can't wait for the sequel.

    Reading Everywhere

  12. Hm I want to read this one to see what I personally would think of it. I've been hearing either super awesome things about it or just bad things!

  13. I have been excited to read this book since I first saw it but after seeing that trailor I'm even more excited! Great review, I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed it!


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