Tuesday, June 7, 2011


Hereafter (Hereafter, #1)Hereafter by Tara Hudson

Publisher: HarperTeen
Publication Date: June 7, 2011
Hardcover: 416 pages
Price: $17.99

Series: Hereafter #1
On the library stacks: YA Fiction 

My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars

Amelia always has the same nightmare: She's drowning in the river and trying to fight her way out. But instead of waking up and realizing it was all just a dream, she regains consciousness in a sunny graveyard in Oklahoma where no one can see her and no one can hear her. Amelia died in that river years before and now she is a ghost, roaming alone and wondering what comes next in the Hereafter.

Things begin to change for Amelia the night Joshua's car falls in the river. After his near-death experience, he can see her and touch her. Together they must fight against the evil spirit Eli who wants to claim Amelia for his own and against the local coven who has been trying to exorcize the ghosts in the area for decades.

This is my first exposure to a paranormal ghost story. I liked the romance even though the descriptions of their fiery passion got a little over the top. I found this to be an engagingly quick read and I think I would have liked it to be even a little longer to flesh out more about the characters and the world Amelia is living in. I think this is a must-read for those who enjoy paranormal romance and I was impressed enough with this debut from Tara Hudson that I will probably read the next in the series.

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Source: e-copy provided by netGalley and HarperTeen for review purposes.


bermudaonion said...

This probably isn't for me. I don't read a lot of paranormal and don't really care for romance.

Holly (2 Kids and Tired) said...

YA isn't my normal genre although I might have looked at this if it wasn't for your mention of the descriptions of their fiery passion. Thanks for the warning!
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Tricia said...

I should mention, the fiery stuff isn't inappropriate, just kind of eye-rolling after awhile. :)

Veens said...

This sounds like something I will enjoy :) I like reading paranormal :)

Nina said...

I love paranormal romance. It's on of my favourite genres to read. It does sounds it's nothing spectacular, but I'm willing to give it a try. Great review.