Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Review'd:Hereafter by Tara Hudson

Book Review:
Title: Hereafter
Author: Tara Hudson
Published: June 7th 2011 by HarperCollins
Rating: 4 Stars

Goodreads Summary: 

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.

DeLibrarie (Del) Summary:
I picked up and set down this book at least 3 times... you know how it is, pick up a book, go to the bookstore find a new book, get really excited about that new temptress of a book, put down your current read, start new temptress book. I'm glad that I kept picking this one back up though... I actually finished it this time. I really loved how creepy it was. I'm a huge Tim Burton fan, so I love that creepy animation-esque imagery... I kept picturing that sort of scene while I was reading, especially in the last couple of chapters. I really liked Amelia, I felt really bad for her actually... Hudson's version of death kinda sucks for the dead person. ;) I'm really excited for the next one, I am anxious to see where she takes the story. 

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