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Arise (Hereafter #2)

3.94 of 5 stars 3.94  ·  rating details  ·  3,611 ratings  ·  389 reviews
Every second he spent with me, every instant he touched me was like a slow-working poison... I had to end this, now.

When dark spirits threaten to hurt the people Amelia cares for most, she will do whatever it takes to protect the.

Joshua has his own reasons for meeting Amelia at the New Orleans St Louis Number One cemetery at midnight.

Together they will join in a powerful
Paperback, 404 pages
Published June 5th 2012 by HarperCollinsPublishers
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Nicole Renee
Nov 15, 2011 Nicole Renee marked it as to-read
NOT IN 2012!!!
crazy stupid cliffhanger:

update: OMG THE COVER IS SOO GORGEOUS. I THOUGHT THE LAST ONE WAS, thank you miss hudson for showing the world not all book covers need to be crappy:)
Mundie Moms & Mundie Kids
I'm so excited, I'm quoted on the back of the ARC!

4.5 stars

This is another fabulous, must read sequel. I loved what Tara did in HEREAFTER, and really enjoyed the direction the story went in ARISE. The stakes are higher in this book, and I felt like Amelia's story took on a more serious tone. It's more emotional, a little darker and has this amazing historical setting in New Orleans, which was the perfect stage for some of the things that happen in this book. I've not been to New Orleans, but I f
Michelle. D.
Aug 07, 2011 Michelle. D. marked it as to-read
OMG! Am I the only one shitting my pants right now and waiting for this to come out?!?!?!?
Hayden Casey
The Hereafter trilogy is my favorite ghost story!

Flash back to 2011: I was a freshman in high school, shopping at Target, and the gorgeous, illustrated cover of Hereafter caught my eye in the book section. The back cover featured a gorgeous illustration of rippling water. I was hooked. Hereafter proved to be one of my favorite ghost stories of 2011.

Flash forward to now: Arise shows up on my doorstep, with a gorgeous photograph of a girl standing in a cemetery in a gorgeous white dress with flowi
Kat Kennedy
For me, there’s two kind of books I give low rat­ings to. Books that I thought were bad, or books that I sim­ply didn’t enjoy. This is the later of those two options. It’s not that Arise was nec­es­sar­ily bad, but that it wasn’t for me. For starters, I believe I men­tioned in my review of The Treach­ery of Beau­ti­ful Things, that I need to pay more atten­tion to book cov­ers in order to avoid the whole purity thing. Once again, I clearly should have antic­i­pated a big sex issue with this book ...more
Nov 14, 2011 Rianne~ marked it as to-read
Shelves: must-own
Hereafter had to be one of the best books Ive ever read. It had the most realistic, down to earth characters (haha) and if arise comes anything close to being as good as hereafter was, it will be amazing.
May 30, 2012 ♥Rachel♥ rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommended to ♥Rachel♥ by: Read-along with Laura
Shelves: edelweiss

Arise is the follow-up novel to Hereafter. Joshua and Amelia's story captured my heart in the first novel and this story was no exception. I was sucked right back in with Joshua's first wolfish grin!

We pick up with Joshua and Amelia a few months after their showdown with the evil ghost Eli. With that dilemma out of the way, Amelia and Joshua just have each other to focus on with no worries, right? Wrong. With this huge problem out of the way, (or so we hope) the underlying issues of their probl
sunset shimmer
This review is also available over at my blog.


Actual rating is 1.5 stars.

How I was the whole time I read this book:

The Hereafter series is probably my least favorite ghost series that I've read. Not because it's painfully horrible. Just because it doesn't excite me in any way. I ended up skimming through half of this book because it just dragged so much, and to be completely honest, I barely cared about the characters anymore.

The plot was a mess. In the beginning we have A
First, I must explain my two star rating. It might confuse you, because it even confuses me, and I’m the one who rated it.

For most of the book, I just really didn’t like it. It got better at around 60%, and stayed that way until the end, but it’s just… I just wanted this to be over. Putting aside the fact that I had, in fact, enjoyed the ending, I was just desperate for this book to end. It’s just not a one star book, because it was vastly better than Hereafter and I gave that one star, and it’
Warning: this review might contain spoilers for those of you who have not read the first book.

I read Hereafter last year when it first came out, and I loved it. It was an amazing paranormal book. After reading the first book, I knew I just have to get Arise, and I’m happy I didn’t have to wait till June (thanks to Kristina @ Ladybug Storytime). Arise starts without any filler, and kept getting better and better as I turned the pages. This book was fantastic! I didn’t think it was possible for me

Arise by Tara Hudson is book two in the Hereafter series; I reviewed book one last week and found I enjoyed the sequel just as much. This review won’t contain spoilers for Hereafter or Arise.

Arise picks up a couple of months after the events of Hereafter. Amelia and Joshua are still dating while his sister, Jillian, refuses to acknowledge that she too can see and hear Amelia. Since the showdown on High Bridge, Amelia’s lost control over when and where she materialises to, often disappearing whe
Saniya(Will Herondale is mine)
Surprise, surprise!
I weirdly liked it. O_O
Because after reading Hereafter, my expectations from this book?
The usual.
What I always got by reading:
Crescendo (Hush, Hush, #2)
Torment (Fallen, #2)
The Iron Daughter (The Iron Fey, #2)
Early to Death, Early to Rise (Madison Avery, #2)
Wolfsbane (Nightshade, #2)

What took my by surprise was that this book was really different from the other second books in a series I have ever read.

1- No freaking love triangles. Yeah you heard me. I was so happy since eve


Colleen Houck
Wow this book took our sweet ghost girl on quite the journey. Love the New Orleans references and the new characters that came along and the addition of voodoo. So imaginative!
This book was soooooo good! It was sweet, and epic, and was everything I wanted it to be. Dare I say this is a YA Paranormal book that should be labeled perfection? Yes, yes I think I can say that. *winks*

Amelia and Joshua aren't your normal couple. First of all Amelia is very much a ghost. Has been for the last decade, but ever since Joshua's near death experience and his subsequent awakening of his Seer abilities he hasn't been able to stray away from Amelia. After having battled th
Amelia is traveling with Joshua and his family to New Orleans to visit his Grandmother. Joshua assures Amelia that no other family members have had triggering events so she should remain invisible. A big shocker when they get there and the family knows all about Amelia, thanks to Joshua's sister, and one friend of the family can even see her. The rest of the cousins can hear her because they have been working on using their abilities even though they haven't had a triggering event yet. Amelia fi ...more
I won a competition on the author's site and got a proof copy of this book. I was so excited when I found out, I absolutely LOVED book 1 and couldn't wait to read this one. When this arrived I screamed and jumped about, and to make it even better Tara had signed it!!!! :O
I sat down yesterday afternoon to start reading whilst I was waiting for my dinner, turns out I got completely hooked and ending up eating as quickly as possible before picking up the book again.
I had to put it down when I was
The BookWhisperer
Hereafter was a thrill ride from start to finish. I have been raving about it while anxiously anticipating the second book's release. Well, IT'S HERE! Arise was very thing that I had expected, and after running through it full speed I am in waiting again. Arise picks up shortly after the conclusion of book one. Amelia and Jason had finally found their comfort, or at least as comfortable as a couple can be when one of them happen to be dead. Although, as with all awesome reads their comfort is sh ...more
I gave the former five stars, but this time I’m snatching the one star. And while I think (with all honesty) that Arise have improved a lot and think this one is better than the first, (IMHO!) I just can’t seem to give the sequel a full mark.

Amelia and her ghost status made her think of her relationship with Joshua. She’s a ghost and he’s human. He’s going to get old and she’s not. She’s stuck in that form for who knows how long. Plus, Eli returned with a message to Amelia. His masters, the demo
Book two in the Hereafter series.

Overall, good book. I loved the first one because it was something different in the realm of Paranormal YA, and I think this one has to that too BUT it wasn't nearly as addicting as I had hoped it would be.

So, three things you may want to know:

1) Amelia may be frustrating to you for the first half of the book (I know she was too me) because she didn't heed the warnings of the fact something big and scary was going to come after her and hurt the ones she loved, b
Disappointingly, I felt this book had too much of the same storyline as the first one. The only difference is Amelia did not really know about herself in the first book, and in this one, she's a little more "alive" I guess. You still had the same darkness coming after her, the too obvious villan that she has never trusted, the same threat against Jillian and the similar end.

And as with the first book, I thought a lot of the story development came way too easy. There's a convenient way for Amelia
Khanh (Clowns, Nightmares, and Bunnies)
This book is a lot more exciting than its predecessor. This is the sequel to Hereafter, and it is much faster-paced, now that Amelia actually knows who she is, and instead of moping about, she can actually try to do something about her state of being (or unbeing). This is not a standalone book, you will be forever confused if you do not read Hereafter first.

Amelia is frustrated at her lack of a future with Joshua, since she is unable to touch him, and she is aware that while she remains an 18-ye
Arise by Tara Hudson was good! I really enjoyed it, but guys, I almost gave up on it. It was so boring in the beginning. So, I usually read ebooks at night because my lamp is really dim and having ereaders means I don’t have to have it the lamp on! Anyway… so, I was reading Arise at night and it was just beginning and I was falling asleep it was that boring. BUT! It picked up afterwards, more specifically when Amelia learns she has to leave Joshua and everybody she loves in order to save them.


Three stars: The sequel outshines the predecessor.

Amelia tries to avoid the bitter truth: a relationship between a living boy and a deceased girl is a dead end. As much as it pains her, she knows that she must soon leave Josh's side. Despite the fact that he holds her heart, she wants him to have a normal life. A life with a living girl friend and eventually a family. If only it she could tear herself away, and Josh isn't making it any easier. Everyday they are together, the closer they become
Carina Olsen
I adore the covers of these books. Thinking I like the cover for Arise the best, though :) It is just simply stunning. I won this ARC from Tara back in February. And I cannot be happier about it. <3 First, it was a signed copy :D And I adore it so much. Plus I could not wait to read this amazing book; since I loved Hereafter :) And today I finally read it. And I am so please that I did. For the most part ;p

Warning though! This review will contain spoilers for the first book; Hereafter. Arise
Jen*The Geeky Book Gal*
Arise continues the story of Amelia Ashley's life with Joshua. She becomes increasingly frustrated that they can touch, but after a certain level of intimacy she teleports away. After being warned by an old nemesis that she and Joshua's family is in danger, she hitches a ride (invisibly) with the family on their Christmas vacation to visit extended relatives in ghost-infested New Orleans. The book is about Amelia trying to keep Joshua safe, and learning more about who and what she is, while tryi ...more
The whole idea of a ghost story is fascinating because it is something that I, at least, do not read often. Amelia Ashley is a ghost, and she is a ghost that is in love with a Seer and a mortal. A Seer is someone who works to exorcise ghosts. Joshua is very much in love with Amelia even if every time he touches her she is magically transported somewhere out of his reach. Amelia is trying to cope with her feelings about this and she is constantly considering how much better off Joshua would be wi ...more
I really liked the first book in this series, Hereafter, for a number of reasons. (Reason number one: CUTE GUY WHO READS BOOKS AND IS CUTE.) So I've been anticipating Arise for quite awhile now. And I was not disappointed!

Arise still has the wonderful romance between Joshua and Amelia, but it also has many things that Hereafter did not have. For example, a whole bunch of new characters are introduced. Some of them are sweet and funny, some of them are creepy and evil. They all bring a lot of thi
It seems that everything is going great for Amelia and Joshua; Eli has been banished to the evil netherworld and Amelia can now spend her afterlife with Joshua. But there have been some predicaments; she is invisible to everyone except Joshua and his sister, she can’t live a normal life with Joshua while he grows older, and Amelia can’t touch him for more than a few minutes without materializing to another place. When trying to get away from whatever is hunting her down, Amelia decides to travel ...more
Originally posted at The Teen Book Guru

**This review is based on an Advance Readers Copy**

**This review may contain spoilers for those who haven't read the previous book**

First of all, let me just say, the cover. Holy macaroni, I love it!! It's perfect for Arise and Hereafter... so stunning and so beautiful.

Arise is the hauntingly beautiful sequel to Hereafter. Filled with an intense romance and suspense that will keep you on the edge of your seat till the very end, Arise will leave you breathl
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