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Hereafter (edition 2011)

by Tara Hudson

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Title:Hereafter
Authors:Tara Hudson
Info:HarperTeen (2011), Hardcover, 416 pages
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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 new found happiness and drag Amelia back into the ghost world . . . forever.

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Ghosts are tricky heroines. For one thing, they're insubstantial, so what they can do is a bit limited. Of course, with any other paranormal thing, there are ways to play with the legend and make them a bit more interesting. Hudson has devised her own, rather inconsistent ghost lore. This is a great, haunting book with a love that is forbidden and worth fighting for. The plot twists were amazing as well as the details going into the book. The places, feelings, and characters you can all feel and see in your head. Bear in mind while you are reading to not be too critical of the contact between the two characters as this was written for the YA group.
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  Carol420 | May 31, 2016 |
Fast paced and easy to get into. I liked the ghostly love story though I think a little more could have been added to the finale. ( )
  Traciinaz | Mar 17, 2016 |
I'm happy I finally finished this book in time for the sequel to come out in June. It was a bit slow at first, but once you get through that, it becomes a much better book. The main characters were all likable, but there were some confusing moments in the set up and what things were. Hopefully these will be cleared up in the sequel. ( )
  uhohxkate | Jan 31, 2016 |
Ahhh!!!
What can I say about this book? I've got to say I am a fan of paranormal romance whether its adult, young adult, whatever. This book does not disappoint.
Amelia is a young ghost caught in a memory fog. One night she saves Joshua from drowning and her world is changed for the better. With him, she begins to remember her life.
She also meets Eli, a reaper of sorts.
Will their love survive? Read and find out! ( )
  AhRee | Jul 5, 2015 |
Need to rewrite a review of this!
  BookSpot | May 18, 2015 |
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To Robert. In an instant. In a heartbeat.
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It was the same as always, but different from the first time.
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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.
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Amelia, long a ghost, forms a strong bond with eighteen-year-old Joshua, who nearly drowned where she did and who awakens in her long-forgotten senses and memories even as Eli, a spirit, tries to draw her away.

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