August 7, 2011

Hereafter by Tara Hudson

Hereafter by Tara Hudson
Published June 7th 2011 by HarperCollins

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.
I do love ghost stories, and with this book I was clearly under spell while reading it. A well-written paranormal novel by Tara Hudson. Okay so Amelia was a ghost who remembers nothing of her past life even how she died. And then, someone is dying in the river this time, Joshua crashed his car and only Amelia was there to saved him. Then, when no one could see her, Joshua did. They became friends, he helped Amelia remember everything, and Amelia fell in love with this handsome young man Joshua. I know, alive cute guy fell in love with a ghost girl.. And its awesome. Tara really pulled it off quite good.  I loved the twist and turns of the story, there something more than Amelia's death, something that will make Joshua and Amelia apart, something evil was trying to claim her and someone is trying to make her fade away.  Will they ever have a chance to be together at all? A very enjoyable, thrilling adventures and romance that I grew loving this novel. Recommended for paranormal lovers. There's also a sequel so watch out for it. By the way I got this via Netgalley so thank you and HarperCollins as well!

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