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Hereafter

Hereafter - Rad this review at Smash Attack Reads! http://www.smashattackreads.com/2011/05/review-hereafter-by-tara-hudson.html3.5 hootsAmelia cannot remember anything about how or why she is dead, and she has no clue why she’s always drawn to High Bridge Road. She is evidently in Limbo, and thus, still has a purpose to serve. When she saves a young man from drowning by pure will alone, her afterlife forever changes.What I really loved most about this book was the evolving, innocent, endearing relationship between Amelia and Josh. I adore these two together. The more intimate their relationship becomes, the more awakened Amelia becomes. The story is told from Amelia’s POV, and the scenes where her senses and memories return are beautiful and exciting to read. I also enjoyed Josh’s family history and purpose, of which you will find out when you read it. ;)There were some aspects of the story that I really didn’t like. The entire Eli / High Bridge Road plot felt odd and not flushed out enough for me, or maybe I’m just a big ole dummy and couldn’t quite grasp the concept of his character and purpose. Eli was certainly a creepy character and served as the evil entity in the book. Plus, he added some great tension to the story. However, his entire role was just weird. I don’t know how else to explain it. I also thought Josh believed Amelia’s circumstances way too easily, although as you find more out about his family, it starts to make sense.The author’s descriptive writing was a joy to read and really set the tone for some of the spookier elements and scenes of the story. I absolutely loved the ending of the book and will read the next installment.