Super Special Bookanista Surprise and Book Blog of HEREAFTER by Tara Hudson

Veronica Rossi 4 Thursday, June 09, 2011

Ha Ha! You have to wait for your surprise! First... HEREAFTER by Tara Hudson

From Goodreads:

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.

From me:
Hudson sets a lovely tone for this book with clear, descriptive settings and pretty prose. When the afterlife is described, it’s downright eerie, but there are also delightful moments between Amelia and Josh. I really loved spending time with these two. They genuinely cared for each other, and their chemistry was terrific. Amelia’s transformation throughout the story is palpable, both physical and emotional, as she reconnects with the girl she once was. Touching. Creepy. Romantic. This is one to curl up with in the hammock or on the beach and savor.

ANNNDDD now for a special celebration! Veronica Roth's brilliant DIVERGENT landed on the NYT Bestseller list as soon as it hit the shelves. The Bookanistas couldn't resist a celebration. Congratulations on an amazing book and fantastic accomplishment!

Check out what the rest of the Bookanistas are reading this week:

Elana Johnson and Stasia Ward Kehoe savor Bad Taste in Boys
LiLa Roecker celebrates The Summer of the Bear
Christine Fonseca has got a surprise for a Bookanista buddy (ooh—curious?)
Beth Revis interviews Blood Magic author Teresa Gratton
Carolina Valdez Miller enjoys a special celebration
Jessi Kirby and Megan Miranda gush about Imaginary Girls
Bethany Wiggins is crazy about Delirium
Shana Silver sings praises for Starcrossed
Jen Hayley applauds Possession
Carrie Harris glories in Texas Gothic


With so many great books out there and so little time, there are few I will buy without a friend's recommendation or a connection to the author. However, as soon as I read the synopsis of this book I knew I had to have it. It sounded THAT good! It's excellent to hear that everyone is loving it.

Ohh, sounds eerie and beautiful! Definitely the type of book I'd like to read. Great review, V.

Also, you totally kicked that spider's butt. AWEsome.

Thank you so much for putting together the wonderful video!

I'm definitely intrigued by this book, great review!

Very interested in reading this one. I'm a sucker for pretty prose and eeriness. *adds to the long TBR list*

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