Monday, May 23, 2011

Hereafter by Tara Hudson

Young Adult: 416 Pages
Published: May 27, 2011
Publisher: HarperCollins
Series: Hereafter
Source: Review copy from Publisher
Buy the Book: Amazon
Find the author: Website 

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.

I absolutly love romance novels! And I especially love paranormal romance. Tara Hudson's Hereafter gave me the fix I was looking for. She took the paranormal genre and the romance genre, and put a great new twist on both!

What did it for me was the setting and the storyline. The characters were great as well, but I really fell in love with how visual and bold the book was. Tara Hudson took me from my couch, and planted me in the dark, paranormal world she created. I loved that the book wasn't all roses once Amelia and Joshua's story began, the author did a fantastic job at keeping the book dark, and mysterious and not letting the Romance aspect overwhelm. It was a refreshing change from the usual paranormal romance novels I come across.

The character development was crafted perfectly. The author doesn't fill the book with unnecessary details about each character. She introduced them and let their story unfold beautifully throughout the book.

Tara Hudson penned a great twist to the Paranormal Romance genre. Suspensful, mysterious, dark and of course, romantic. This book definitely satisfied my reading appetite!
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  1. Aah! I just got this and you made me even more excited about it! I was initially interested in it because of the cover but once I read what it was about I was hooked. I can't wait to start reading it. Great review! ;)


  2. Great review. I'm so excited for this book to come out :)

  3. 100% agree about the visual aspects; I could visualize almost everything perfectly and it was dark and moody. Plus I thought the romance was pretty well developed, which made me super happy!

  4. This looks like it is going to be a fantastic book! I also love a good paranormal romance and I am very excited for this book!


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