Elegy (Hereafter #3)
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating

Elegy (Hereafter #3)

by
3.94 of 5 stars 3.94  ·  rating details  ·  1,491 ratings  ·  163 reviews
A stalker ghost, misguided Seers, and spellbinding wraiths—Amelia Ashley has faced them all. Now her greatest hope is to spend the rest of her afterlife with her living boyfriend, Joshua. But the demonic forces return to give her an ultimatum: turn herself over to the darkness or watch them murder one living person per week until she does.

Amelia fears she might really be d...more
Hardcover, 386 pages
Published June 4th 2013 by HarperTeen
more details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Elegy, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Elegy

Allegiant by Veronica RothClockwork Princess by Cassandra ClareRequiem by Lauren OliverThe Indigo Spell by Richelle MeadUnravel Me by Tahereh Mafi
YA Novels of 2013
79th out of 1,497 books — 10,197 voters
Allegiant by Veronica RothClockwork Princess by Cassandra ClareRequiem by Lauren OliverLover at Last by J.R. WardThe Indigo Spell by Richelle Mead
Can't Wait Books of 2013
152nd out of 2,473 books — 12,488 voters


More lists with this book...

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 3,000)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  rating details
Saniya(Will Herondale is mine)
OMG! LOOK AT THAT COVER! AND THE BLURB. OMG! O_O


Ooohhkay now, let me guess.
Amelia will go back to her home and then she will go and search for her father. She will find Gaby somewhere in this book too. She will face the dark evil spirits and put an end to it. She will find a cure to be alive or atleast seen again or something special and then she will go to her mother and be like "Surprise! Its me, your daughter, who died in 1999." And then she and Joshua will finally have a happy ending.
Lets s...more
Liz
Jan 15, 2013 Liz marked it as to-read
When I saw the cover


...about 15 seconds later...
Khanh (Kittens, Rainbows, and Sunshine)
Actual rating: 2.5/5

When I read books, I tend to take a lot of notes, quotes, observations, anything that stands out to me (for better or worse). After having read Elegy, I looked down at my notebook and realized that I've got almost nothing scribbled down. There was almost nothing that I found memorable. It wasn't exceptional on any front; it wasn't terrible, it wasn't good. I just didn't like it very much. From my subjective standpoint, it was just outstandingly boring, despite the fast pace a...more
Kate ♡
Wow! What an ending to an amazing, incredible trilogy!

This ending was so tragic and heart wrenching, gosh!
This series is the series that got me into reading, so it has a lot of sentimental value to me, i can't believe it's over.

Please, please; do yourselves a favour and read this amazing paranormal/ghost story, it's gripping from start to end and with give you so many feeeels, both good and bad!

SPOILERS AHEAD:
ohhh, it's so sad that our strong and beautiful main character, Amelia died :( It's e...more
Heather
Bittersweet. That’s the word I keep coming back to each time I think about this novel. When I won an ARC of Elegy from the lovely Tara Hudson at RT, I was torn between starting it immediately and burying it for a while to avoid knowing the ending. I love this series so much and have enjoyed watching Joshua and Amelia and even Jillian grow into super awesome, fantastic characters. It was hard to watch this series end. I was afraid for the characters and the emotional turmoil I knew was ahead for...more
Alice Liu
While some of the surface action in Elegy didn't seem to support the plot and sometimes even defied logic, what happens below the surface is amazing. Tara Hudson captures the contradictory joy and grief that people face when they have a larger spiritual belief or knowing. "If you love someone, let them go" never rang truer than in Elegy. Hudson really shows what it means to have a love bigger than physical love, and what it feels like to leave someone behind, and what it is to be left behind. Th...more
Stacia
Sep 16, 2012 Stacia marked it as to-read
9-16-12; 11:54pm : I need this book. Now. I loved the first one, loved the second EVEN MORE. -sigh- Tara Hudson is amazing.
Brittany Rehage
This is one of the most bittersweet novels I've read in a while. I knew what was coming, but that didn't stop tears from welling up in my eyes. I stayed awake until 3am to finish reading this book. I couldn't put it down.

On one side stand the evil forces that will not stop until they have Amelia under their control. They give her an ultimatum...she must give herself over to them, or they will kill someone she cares about every week until she gives in. On the other side, the forces of good offer...more
Vivian
My, oh, my, oh, my. *starts fanning myself* Wow. What a read. I just finished the book but, half way through the it i was like I HAVE TO FINSIH THIS! Like, not because it was horrible, BUT BECAUSE I HAD TO FIND OUT WHAT HAPPEND AT THE END! Was she gonna give herself in to the darkness? Or was she going to follow the light? I mean the choice is simple; the light, but after reading three quarters of the book u'd think "Woah are u actaully choosing the dark side?" But the end. My goddess. It was th...more
Colleen Houck
What a bittersweet ending to the trilogy. Many unexpected things happened but I really liked how everything wrapped up. I often sit next to Tara at conferences since both of our last names begin with "H" and she is an awesome person and a great writer. If you like ghosts you should pick up this series.
Blythe
Nov 10, 2012 Blythe marked it as will-not-read
I'll only be reading this if I find out every single character in this book dies in the end, and the world erupts in flames.

But since that seems unlikely, sorry not really sorry, Elegy, I wont be reading you.
Jessica
I received this ARC at the Romantic Times Booklovers Convention 2013. I was in no way compensated for this review.


Tara Hudson's Elegy was an astounding end to the Hereafter trilogy. Ghost books can be hard to write, especially when they involve romantic interests and you know, romance. But somehow Tara manages to do it in a remarkable way! I was truly moved by the ending to this one, while I could see this ending coming, I still didn't expect it.

Amelia is now Risen, giving her a few extra perks...more
Mia
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Bonny Bon Bon
Well... it only took 2 books to finally get something good even if I would have like a different ending to the series especially after EVERYTHING Amelia and Joshua went through. I hated this series!

Now some of you may ask why I continued to read the rest of the series if I despised the first book? That's only because I have a very large curious bone that forces me against my will to continue reading until I know what happens at the very end. This is the case, no matter how badly I want to give u...more
Beckie Stevenson
I've only just realised (after completing the trilogy) that I don't actually like Amelia or Joshua, but I still love the story. Humnn. Strange.

Matilda
Nov 11, 2012 Matilda marked it as to-read
Psyched for this.
Lauren
3.5 stars

Find this and other reviews on my blog Love is not a triangle

The third book in a ghost trilogy is where I start to dread the fact that I'm reading a series that features a relationship between a human and someone who is dead. It's when reality sets in, and I realize that there aren't a lot of options that end positively for the couple in question. Although I love the HEA ending, it's a little unrealistic for the ghost to come back to life again, and most other endings involve a lot of s...more
Tee loves Kyle Jacobson
Elegy....... Elegy...... where to start this review. To say that I loved this book would be an understatement. I always get nervous when I read a trilogy because the ending sometimes is rushed and it ruins things for the reader. Can I just say that Tara Hudson you are BRILLIANT! I mean Amelia has faced so much from waking up dead in a river and not knowing what happened or why to having stalker ghosts, crazy seers, and who can forget our favorite friendly wraiths (NOT)!

All Amelia wants to do is...more
Maliha Khan
Elegy is the third and final book in the Hereafter series. In this book, Amelia has to face evil beings who want her to join them in hell and threatens to kill her human boyfriend Joshua if she refuses.

The moment I read the epigraph I knew how the book would end. Normally authors have enough talent to pull it off by starting the book with a scene that happens later in the book without giving anything away. Sadly, it failed in this case.

Amelia makes another sacrifice for her friends. One that's p...more
Bria
I just finished this book, and I'm simply a puddle of emotion. I started this journey with Amelia, about two years ago, just happening to see that first beautiful cover on a shelf. I remembered liking the name, Hereafter, and vowing to read it when I got the chance. Naturally, I kept forgetting, and other books got in my way, but after a while I finally started to read it. And I kicked myself for not reading it sooner.
This has been one of my favorite book series, in the whole wide world. So bea...more
Lynn Worton
Review 6******

This is the third and final book in the Hereafter Trilogy. I absolutely LOVED it!

Amelia Ashley is a fantastic character. I liked her from the first time I met her in Hereafter. No longer a ghost, but not quite alive either, she is Risen. She is still very powerful, but being risen has created a problem. Amelia can no longer touch her living boyfriend, Joshua. She will need all her strength to face what's coming!

Joshua Mayhew is also a fantastic character. He may be a bit of a sport...more
Amy
Ok. So here's what I think.....
WHAT THE HELL KIND OF ENDING WAS THAT!?!?!
(warning! Spoiler alert!!)
Amelia dies with Eli, gaby, Serena, and her mom and then goes to heaven ( or so we think cuz she never told the flippin ending!!!) and then leaves Joshua her one and only true love on his own in the living world. I mean seriously! Could it get any worse! She should have told us the stupid ending!!! and THEN made the epilogue about the end when Joshua dies (finally!) and sees Amelia again! I was ex...more
Samiya Rehman
I CRIED. SERIOUSLY WHICH IS WEIRD BECAUSE THE ONLY BOOK I'VE EVER CRIED AT IS THE BOOK THIEF.
IT WAS HILARIOUS I WAS IN CLASS WITH MY FRIENDS, TOTALLY ABSORBED IN THE BOOK AND THE NEXT THING MY FRIENDS KNOW I'M BAWLING MY EYES OUT!
As you can imagine they're like "what the hell is wrong" they've never seen me cry. Then i try to explain it to them but i get all choked up in my tears.
ALL I GOTTA SAY IS THIS WAS THE PERFECT ENDING TO THE PERFECT ENDING I APPRECIATED AMELIA AND JOSHUA NOT STAYING...more
Jennifer

I put off reading Elegy for a good 3 months. I wasn't ready for the series to end. I just wasn't.
Deciding it was time, I picked it up, devouring it as expected and it was just beautiful. I loved the entire book. There were things I hoped would happen that didn't. And things I didn't want to happen that did.

I'm so happy that I was able to be a part of this journey with Amelia & Joshua and all the other characters & readers of this series. As many may have said it's a very bittersweet end...more
Pam Brokenshire
I can't help feeling disappointed with this. The ending was just far too bittersweet and it didn't feel tied up very well. I wanted more of a conclusion and I feel cheated. What about Eli? What about her mom? There's so many things I am left wondering about and I'm disheartened by how incomplete this feels. The story was awesome, the characters wonderful, I can't see why it had to end the way it did. Maybe Tara is leaving it open for a spin off or perhaps she thought the mystery and somewhat swe...more
Sarah Gruffydd
The third and final book of the Hereafter trilogy, Hudson delivers with action, suspense, some sadness and a lot of hope.

This trilogy has appealed to me due to the consistent realism of the characters and how they handle the situations into which they're thrown with the disposition of being honest teenagers. Hudson writes believable characters and vivid scenes, and keeps the action moving in this installment. (My only word of caution when reading this is to hold off on unrealistic expectations f...more
Jordan
Ouaw. Juste ouaw.

ELEGY est une lecture renversante, qui m'a ému aux larmes et qui m'a transporté de la première à la dernière page. L'histoire est prenante, palpitante, fluide, extrêmement bien menée et HYPER intrigante. Les personnages sont bouleversantes, adorables, humains et terriblement attachants. Le couple Joshua/Amelia m'a juste donné des papillons dans le ventre. Ils sont tellement, tellement, tellement mignons ! Amelia m'a énormément plu. Elle est drôle, forte, déterminée, courageuse e...more
Jennavier
Apr 01, 2014 Jennavier marked it as didn-t-finish
If fictional worlds can end with a bang or a whimper, Elegy concluded it's series with the malodorous sound of a fart. This terrible conclusion dragged on the tragedy of the second book until even the sweet love story itches like a hair shirt. If you want to write a trilogy the Hereafter series is a prime example of what not to do.
Amy Hiron
Okay wow.
So I just finished this book and.. WHAT!?
That's all I can say right now.

Alright.. So while I was reading this book - in fact, while I was reading this entire series - I was trying to figure out what this weird emotion was that was making me slam the book shut and then immediately pick it up and start reading again. I now realise it was excitement. I would end a chapter and be like 'OMG what's going to happen I can't read it okay I have to read it'
And this happened a lot during this...more
Jennifer Jernigan
I absolutely loved this book although it is bitter sweet. I don't want to give anything away and I may be alone in this but I did not see the end coming.

This book had a much faster pace and about 1/4 of the way through I could not put it down. I had to know what was going to happen.

I loved that you were able to see the growth of the characters throughout this series. "Amelia" went from sleepy to tiger, "Joshua" went from easy going to passionate (in more ways than one) and "Jillian" went from eg...more
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 99 100 next »
topics  posts  views  last activity   
Eli 5 30 Mar 26, 2013 01:41PM  
  • Age of the Fifth (Carrier, #3)
  • If I Should Die (Revenants, #3)
  • Counting Tens (Fenestra, #4)
  • Afterglow (Wildefire, #3)
  • The Stone Demon (The Iron Witch, #3)
  • After Daybreak (Darkness Before Dawn Trilogy, #3)
  • Infinityglass (Hourglass, #3)
  • Eternity (The Fury Trilogy, #3)
  • Infatuate (Gilded Wings, #2)
  • Consume (The Clann, #3)
  • Thornhill (Hemlock, #2)
  • Abandon (Possession, #3)
  • Oblivion (Nevermore, #3)
  • A Touch Menacing (A Touch Trilogy, #3)
  • Dead Silence (The Body Finder, #4)
  • The Impossibility of Tomorrow (Incarnation, #2)
  • Horizon (The Soul Seekers, #4)
  • Untitled (Intertwined, #4)
4336590
Born and raised in Oklahoma, Tara Hudson graduated with a degree in law, mostly because she believed all the horror stories about English majors and their careers in the food-service industry. Luckily, she soon remembered how much she loved telling ghost stories, particularly to her girlfriends who liked visiting abandoned cemeteries as much as she did. Tara currently lives in Oklahoma with her hu...more
More about Tara Hudson...
Hereafter (Hereafter, #1) Arise (Hereafter, #2) PitchDark Presents the Dark Days of Supernatural Paranormal Romance Sampler

Share This Book

“I love you. And hell itself won't stop that. Sorry to put it so dramatically but, well, it's the truth." ~ Joshua to Amelia” 11 likes
“In our world, love is most certainly a weakness." ~ Belial” 8 likes
More quotes…