Thursday, August 23, 2012

Hereafter Review

Hereafter (Hereafter, #1)
Goodreads Blub:

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. 

**4 Stars**

MY OVERVIEW: Hmm, 3.5 or 4 stars? Um, 4! I really enjoyed the story. It is a different type of “ghost” story than I am used to reading. 

PROS: I love Amelia! She is a fantastic character. The book is filled with the perfect amount of humor to break, what could have been, a very serious book. Ok, I know you aren’t really supposed to – but I loved Ruth! She is great and part of me hopes that there is more of her in the next book (although that might end up being a bad thing). 

CONS: The book was a little slow in parts and confusing in others. The netherworld was a little confusing and it never explained how Amelia could travel between the living and nether- worlds. 

MY FINAL THOUGHTS: I can’t wait to read the next book and find out what happens to Amelia and Joshua. There is still a lot that has been left unanswered. 

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