02 March 2011

Book #35 Hereafter

By: Me, My Shelf and I | 02 March 2011 at 8:25 AM | | | |
Hereafter #1
Author: Tara Hudson
Pages: 250
Source: Digital ARC
Published: June 7th 2011

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.


This book was truly amazing, I loved every minute of it. It grabs you right at the beginning with, not only the story line but Tara Hudson's smooth, and beautiful writing style. Such a fresh new twist on a paranormal romance.

We start the book with Amelia, who's a lost spirit that wanders along the bank of the river near an old bridge she thinks must be important but can't remember why. It isn't until an accident on the bridge that almost takes the life of Joshua, that Amelia finds someone who can not only hear her and see her but also touch her. Soon Amelia's life, or after life as it were, begins to revolve around Joshua and she finally finds something to live for. Which for the living is a wondrous thing, but fairly problematic for Amelia and Joshua, a human and ghost.

The only problem I had with this book was that I couldn't put it down. During a diner date with a friend I found my self slipping off in my mind to think about where I thought the book might be going. I really got it bad for this one. It was such a new and different take on things that I am anxiously waiting for the sequels and this hasn't even been published yet.

I sense many more amazing books from this debut author in the future, be sure to add Hereafter to your To Read list on good reads!!!


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Favorite Quote of the Book:

"So let me get this straight: I have a pretty mouth and an ugly dress?" - Amelia

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