Hereafter, by Tara Hudson | Book Review #210


9256414Can 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.

I’ve had this book on my shelf…for a few years. It feels like ten years has passed by, but I know it was only maybe..3 or 4 years (hopefully, at most) that I’ve had Hereafter on my shelves. And what I have to say about Hereafter is…iffy. Not good, but not entirely bad, either.

The initial factor that drew me into wanting to read Hereafter was the fact that the main character is a ghost, and that she herself realizes that she’s dead. But the real kicker for me was that Amelia can’t remember anything about herself or her past. Or how she died.

For the most part, I did enjoy reading Hereafter. I really, really wanted to love this book. However, that really wasn’t the case.  Continue reading