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(Hereafter #2)

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In Arise, the mesmerizing, romantic sequel to YA paranormal novel Hereafter, Tara Hudson takes the story of Amanda, a ghost girl adrift between the worlds of the living and the dead to New Orleans. Amanda has found love with Joshua, a human boy. But as powerful as their love is, it may not be strong enough to break the barrier between life and death.
Evil spirits have been
Hardcover, 407 pages
Published June 5th 2012 by HarperTeen
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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
Nicole Renee
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:)
Aug 07, 2011 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
OMG! Am I the only one shitting my pants right now and waiting for this to come out?!?!?!?
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
Jun 23, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to ♥Rachel♥ by: Read-along with Laura

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
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
Aug 08, 2011 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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.
shady boots
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’
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
Jul 18, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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


Sep 17, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: presents
Fast-paced and quick read, still really unique.
Anatea Oroz
This review is also posted on my blog, Anatea's Bookshelf.

They did it again! Arise has such a beautiful cover, I can't stop looking at it. Just like the cover of Hereafter.

What is unlike Hereafter, Arise is amazing! I'm so glad I picked up this book, I can't explain how much. I debated so much if I should read Arise or not because I didn't like Hereafter very much, but I'm glad I did.

Arise is so much better, and Tara's writing here is just wow! I feel like it's Tara 2.0.

Unlike Hereafter, be
While Arise was not as fun as its predecessor, I still liked it. What mainly brought it down for me was the use of terms such as "Voodoo magic" and "zombie juice" in a serious setting. It really pulls you out of the story. Other than that the plot is great and I really like following Amelia on her ghostly adventures. Can't wait to see how this all ends. ...more
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!
Jun 07, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition

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
Jul 01, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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 sta
Nov 09, 2011 rated it really liked it
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
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
Apr 01, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Sep 24, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
For those who were wondering how the book went, here's the plot in a nutshell (*SPOLIERS*)

Amelia: "I can't find the creepy demons that tried to kill me" *sigh*

Joshua: "I love my girlfriend sooooo much that I am willing to never talk to any of my friends ever again!!!"

Amelia: "Talk to your friends!" (Because I'm going to have to leave you anyways since I'm dead and we can't be together forever...) ---> Finally a character that realises that this love can't last forever

Eli: "hey! I'm not dead!!!
Donna {Book Passion For Life}
Hereafter was one of my favourite reads of 2011, so I was super excited to finally get started on Arise, and I have to say author Tara Hudson has done a great job with this haunting sequel and I can't wait for more.

In Hereafter we saw Ameila and Joshua meet and form a relationship and now in Arise, we see them try and battle to save their relationship - because really, how can a ghost and a human have a future together? As all the odd's seem against them, Ameila seeks help elsewhere, but someho
Apr 10, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: books-i-own
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
Khanh, first of her name, mother of 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
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
The BookWhisperer
Aug 13, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: series
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
Mar 28, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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
Savannah (Books With Bite)
Another sequel that I am excited to have finally read, this book tore out my heart.

What I enjoyed most about this book is the relationship strain. The reader sees how Amelia is dealing with the half-life that she has. Technically she is a ghost and her relationship with Joshua is strained cause of that. Amelia does her best to let him go but Joshua always seems to return to her. Which in the end is sweet, but she is a ghost. How long can it last? This plagues Amelia as she does her best to enjo
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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

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