Thursday, August 25, 2011

Review: Hereafter by: Tara Hudson

Hereafter (Hereafter, #1)Hereafter by Tara Hudson

My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Amelia Ashley doesn't know what year it is, what time it is, or the events leading her to what she is.. but what she is certain of is she is Dead, she has "nightmares" of reliving her drowning off of High Bridge Road which leads her back to the cemetery. She isn't sure how lomg her afterlife has been like this.. she has been, well, isolated, until, that is a car with a boy, Joshua Mayhew falls into the river she is drowning (again) in - and she must and does find a way to save him, only to find he can see her. Joshua isn't a regular boy, he is from a long line of Seerers that have the sight for a specific purpose and Amelia finds that she hasn't been alone in the Hereafter, that there is a darker side, another boy Eli who wants her (more soul than body), and something truly darker than imagined. Through Joshua, Amelia is triggered into "special" gifts, and her memories - hoping that's enough to save them and their loved ones from what's brewing in the dark.

Oh, I wish I could say I loved this book, but I can't. It dragged, it had holes that were too big to ignore, at times too rushed and then too predictable. I found myself not wanting to read, not wanting to open it, it seemed such a promising story, and turned remedial. It wasn't horrible, but not memorable, not one to re read, not to recommend.

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