05 August, 2011

Hereafter - Review

Hereafter by Tara Hudson
Publication date: 7 June 2011 by HarperCollins
ISBN 10/13: 0062026771 | 9780062026774

Category: Young Adult Contemporary Fantasy
Keywords: Ghost story, Supernatural, Romance
Format: eBook, hardcover

Kimberly's review:

Amelia floats, aimlessly, lost with the knowledge that she is dead. Her death, her life, her memories have all been erased and she longs for freedom and to be seen. This seems like an unfulfilled wish until she meets Joshua, a high school student whose car accident brings them closer together than she ever thought possible.

Hudson's debut novel is well written, the language flowing over each page like Amelia's ghost. I had to force myself to put the book down every once in a while, to enjoy the slow creep of the story and the blooming romance between the characters. We see her as a full character, frustrated and sad, but with a glimmer of hope that pushes her forward. She's a strong character, and she needs to be with what she's up against.

The enemy, Eli, is certainly creepy, both in a I'm-a-ghost and I-want-to-be-a-possessive-boyfriend way. Joshua is swoon-worthy. Patient, caring and sweet, he doesn't treat Amelia badly or have crazy mood swings back and forth. And really isn't that what any ghost, er, girl really wants? Hereafter is a beautiful tale that weaves love, identity and the choices we make all into one. An awesome start to an exciting series!

Visit the author online at http://www.tarahudson.com and follow her on Twitter @thudsonwrites


  1. Great review! I loved this book and I especially love Joshua!

    I love your blog, I have been a follower for a while.



  2. I really liked Joshua too and I loved that their relationship wasn't instant but took a bit of time.

  3. Sounds like a good one! I like that they don't fall in love immediately, as that seems to be a trend recently. Nice review!

  4. Thanks for the comments everyone! and the positive words!