Thursday, August 4, 2011

Hereafter by Tara Hudson

Hereafter by Tara Hudson
Release Date: June 7st 2011
Publisher: HarperCollins
Age Group: Young Adult
Page: 404 pages
Source: Library

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 a ghost story. It is about Amelia who becomes a ghost and the only person who can see her is Joshua. A relationship is formed between them. And from here we are taken on a detour of what Amelia's life was back in the day and what her future will be like.

Now if we are talking about the originality of a book, the book was unique (at least to me since I am just starting to read ghost stories). It was a fun world to get into, miserable too since we are talking about death.

The thing I didn’t like about the book was how wordy it was and how it turned out to be such a long book. I mean, 404 pages was too much for me. It should've been less than that.

The relationship between Amelia and Joshua was uninteresting to me. It's all because I am so tired of un-forbidden love or love that shouldn’t exist.

Overall, I give this book 3/5 stars  

1 comment:

Lauren said...

Aw, I'm sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy this one that much, but thanks for the honest review! I read this one a couple of months ago actually and enjoyed it quite a bit. I agree that the premise was intriguing!


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