Amelia is dead. This is one of the few truths she knows. Besides her name, age and how she died, Amelia only knows that she is dead. Time has ceased to matter, and she spends her days aimlessly wandering near the river that took her life.
But when the river attempts to claim another life, Amelia snaps into action and saves Joshua. In the moment between life and death, a miracle occurs. He sees her.
Now, everything Amelia and Joshua thought they knew is thrown to the wind. Amelia must battle Eli, the dark presence who wants her for his own, and Joshua must save Amelia from his grandmother, who would exorcise her in a heartbeat.
The real question is: can there be love and life after death?
Hereafter was a fast-paced book that kept me so intrigued in couldn’t put it down. When I turned the last page, I found myself asking, “That’s it?!”
The writing was fantastic, the descriptions great.
Unfortunately for me, the actual story just wasn’t my favorite. I don’t know what it was, maybe the paranormal romance aspect or the fact that Amelia seemed to just be bumbling along but then wasn’t surprised when she discovered she had powers.
I don’t know. I do know that I’m glad I read this book, and though it wasn’t my favorite, I take full responsibility for that. I would recommend any paranormal fans read Hereafter, even if it’s just to broaden our horizons from vampires, zombies and fae.
- Reading level: Young Adult
- Hardcover: 416 pages
- Publisher: HarperTeen (June 7, 2011)
- Source: Publisher (via NetGalley)