Hereafter (Hereafter #1)
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 lifeor her actual deathshe'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 wi
Hereafter is the first book by debut author Tara Hudson, and its everything I could of wanted from a book. A forbidden romance, mystery & excitement.
I said this last week with Die for Me by Amy Plum but let me say it again - "this is one of the BEST ghost stories I have ever read"
Amelia is a ghost, who doesn't remember anything about herself, other than her name and parts of her death. She doesn't know when she died, who she was before or h...more
You know guys, I think the actual rating might be 2.5 stars.
My expectations for this book were low from the start. But really, I don't think it was horrifyingly bad or anything. Just plain bleh. It's neither bad nor good, and it wasn't really memorable either. The kind of book where you finish it and you just go, "Next."
I love ghost stories and the different twists that some authors usually put when writing ghost-themed boo...more
I'm not really sure what to say about it. I got about halfway and then picked up another book, finishing that before I finished Hereafter. Some parts of it are very slow, and you have to remember that this is a romance so Amelia spends an awful lot of time with the boy over only a few days developing that.
Apart from the romance I found the concept...more
My first thought when I first saw Hereafter was oh my god, I have to read this! However, after checking out the not so flattering reviews on goodreads, I was left skeptical; would Hereafter be a disappointment for me like the people on goodreads said it was for them? When I got my hands on Hereafter, I was afraid to start it, hoping that the book wouldn't be one of those books with the beautiful cover, but an awful draggy story. To my surprise, I enjoyed reading Hereafter, but the...more
I didn't particularly care for any of the characters either. I mean I liked them, they were nice, funny at times, but nothing about them really touch...more
Hereafter was a lovely, if bland, book. For the most part enjoyable and exciting, it was a read with action and romance. The blurb grabbed me from the beginning, and the cover is absolutely gorgeous. I had to have it. I should've known better than to fall for a cover after Fallen.
This review will contain minor spoilers.
Sadly, I did not like Amelia. I really wanted to. However, she was so annoying and selfish that I realized early on that nothing would...more
Hudson’s writing is beautiful with her well-described tales and picturesque descriptions. Her prose is alluring and breathtaking. The way Hudson was able to portray emotions along with action was very remarkable. Her interpretation with afterlife came to be so creative and o...more
This book is really boring. There is no tension in the pace, no urgency in the writing, and absolutely no chemistry between the two leads. The writing is rough, unpolished, and suffering from a lot of repetition. There is nothing that makes the female character, Amelia, stand out. She's just so blah. Oh wait, she somehow MIRACULOUSLY is ace at Calculus, just when our guy needs it. Uh huh, right.
After she saves him the BOTH of the fall so fast...more
Firstly, Amelia was perfect. Not perfect as in, had no flaw, but perfect as in the perfect main character. She was everything I think I ever want in a character. She reminds me of the time I first met Tris Prior in Divergent, or Lena Halloway in Delirium. The coveted, best, perfect...more
I finished Hereafter by Tara Hudson a few days ago and I must say that I loved this as much as I loved the last few books that I’ve read this past few weeks. I was actually a bit hesitant at first since this book had mixed reviews on Goodreads. The story’s protagonists are Amelia and Joshua.
To start with, the story is really good. The concept is refreshing for me as this is only my second Ghost YA book....more
*Sigh* I really hate it when I have to read a book in many sittings. I can't be sure if the book was indeed not that good or the gap between the sittings made me losing my interest. The book started so well, I think the first four chapters were the best starter I've read so far. It was sharp, well-paced and deep with emotions.
After Chapter 4, it was...well...okay for me. Some of the scenes truly entertained me such as the differential equations inc...more
Amelia knows she is dead and that she drowned and she knows her first name but that is all she knows, she can't remember what lead to her death or what she was like in life. Left alone in despair and replaying the moments of her death in horrible nightmare...more
Musím říct, že Tara dokázala moc dobře popsat stav, v jakém se může duch nacházet. Veškeré myšlenky, obavy, strach, nadšení, touhu po životě. Amelia je opravdu silná postava. Líbilo se mi, jak popisovala svět okolo a pocity, jaké se v ní odehrávaly. Postupně se snažila přijít na kloub tomu, kdo vůbec za...more
I only like cookie cutters when they are making cookies, not books. I'm sure there have been cases where girls, who consider themselves plain, fall in love with attractive, smart, popular boys who love them back, but there are other people out there!!! Why aren't there plain or merely attractive girls or geeky,...more
- The first chapter manages to ensnare the reader into the story and convey just how terrifying Amelia’s “nightmares” are.
- The writing flows nicely and I enjoyed reading Hereafter.
- The secondary characters are or seem pretty interesting.
- I could feel the ch...more
I expected more but it didn't deliver at the end. It could be better. Hereafter just wasn't for me. For some strange reason I will stick around and read the second one when it comes out.
But I can say with absolute certainty that Tara Hudson’s Hereafter is one new paranormal YA series that I will see through to the next book.
1.5 stars For the last half, I skimmed the pages
Scrap 'it was okay' this book was drop dead gorgeously ghastly.
Normally I give my own synopsis of the book, but I can't bring myself to write it. Yes, it was that BAD.
I'm not a big fan of giving out low ratings but lets be honest here, WHERE IS THE PLOT?! Sure, their were a few complications here and there but there wasn't anything I could classify under 'plot'. The closest I'll go...more
While reading it, i was yawing and last night fell asleep reading it!
I mean what the hell! What were the publishes thinking when they published this book! It is not worth the paper it is printed on. I never even got to the end. Im sitting here thinking why the hell did i just read 247 pages of this book?!
It was so rushed! There was no depth to the story that ma...more
So this is more 2.5
Hereafter tells the story of a ghost, Amelia, who has been wandering lost for god knows how long and constantly suffers from nightmares of the night she died. The beginning is good because we know everything about Amelia that she knows - her name, her age and how she died. So the book begins with Amelia having a nightmare which is beautifully described, but when she wakes up, she is still in the river drowning, howe...more
Wow, this book was a very enjoyable read and i loved the plot of it!! There was a forbidden romance, which is always interesting in a novel - especially this one because she was a ghost and i was interested to see how it would actually work - there was excitment and new mysteries kept coming my way and i was always shocked when i found out the answers.
I loved Amelia's character as there was a lot of mysteries surroundi...more
The description of this book intrigued me a lot, so I was thrilled when I received it as an ARC.
A big THANK YOU to Harper Collins for giving me this chance.
It’s a first person book, the whole story is told from Amelia’s point of view and I love reading such ones. Makes me get into the scene so much more, the feelings seem more natural…you know …when you start to believe that you’re going to kiss the partner instead of the heroin...more
Why This Book Bugged Me So Much:
p. 24, "A boy climbed out of the driver's side of the car... From his profile I could see he had full lips and a fine nose with just the slightest curve in it, as though it had been broken once but set well. He had almost black hair and large, dark eyes."
p. 29, "As I suspected, his eyes were very dark, but not brown. They were a strange deep blue- an almost midnight sky color. I was certain I'd never seen eyes that color before..."
p. 56, "His profile- square jaw,...more
HEREAFTER was a romantic and alluring debut novel that will surely captivate teen paranormal fans. I liked how the main female character was the ghost and the boy was human - it was a fresh twist and made things that much more entertaining. Tara Hudson has a beautiful and lyrical way of writing, and I know I would read anything she wrote just because of that. Luckily, HEREAFTER succeeded in more ways than one, and after the slow beginning I really got...more
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“Too,” Joshua whispered back groggily. “Love.”
For far too long she gave me no response. I’d just about given up—hung my head and prepared myself for the inevitable, impossible job of comforting Joshua—when Jillian whispered back.
“I guess. Since you asked so nicely.”
In spite of everything, a quiet laugh escaped my lips.
“Thank God. Because I have a feeling you’d be a huge pain in the ass if you died.”