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A stranded spirit, and a love story that crosses the divide between the living and the dead...

In this hauntingly lovely sequel to HEREAFTER, Amelia - still trapped somewhere between life and death - continues to fight for her relationship with her mortal love, Joshua.

Looking for answers, they visit some of Joshua's relatives in New Orleans. But even in a city so famously steeped in the supernatural, Amelia just ends up with more questions... and becomes increasingly convinced that she and Joshua can never have a future together.

Then Amelia meets other spirits in-between and begins to seriously consider joining them. Caught between two worlds, Amelia must choose carefully, before the evil spirits of the nether world can choose for her.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 416 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 29mm | 330g
  • HarperCollins
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • ePub edition
  • 0007437277
  • 9780007437276
  • 122,756

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Praise for `Hereafter':
"A tender and poignant love story with a ghostly twist." Becca Fitzpatrick, bestselling author of Hush, Hush

"Twisting together chilling mystery and sweet romance, Hereafter leaves the possibilities of a world unseen lingering in your mind and your heart long after you`ve turned the final page." Andrea Cremer, author of Nightshade
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About Tara Hudson

Tara Hudson is a brand new author, but her fascination with ghosts goes back to childhood days spent with her
grandmother, who would take her out to a strange cemetery guarded by rusted iron gates and tucked into the
mountains of south-eastern Oklahoma. Only later did she learn that this place was her family's graveyard. Ever
since, she`s continued to visit cemeteries - with her two closest girl friends. After a particularly eerie visit, she
began writing a story to entertain them, imagining a ghost girl, Amelia, and the living boy who can truly see
her. It became `Hereafter', the haunting story of loss and first love.
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Rating details

4,942 ratings
3.93 out of 5 stars
5 35% (1,732)
4 33% (1,630)
3 24% (1,181)
2 6% (306)
1 2% (93)

Our customer reviews

Amelia and Joshua aren't safe yet, quite the opposite. Dark spirits are coming for them and Amelia is willing to do everything in her power to keep the people she loves out of the danger zone. A cemetery at night, voodoo rituals and further ghostly additions to the HEREAFTER series cast ensure that ARISE is an even spookier read than Tara Hudson's debut. Considering its history, New Orleans is always a city that goes well with YA ghost sightings and paranormal phenomenons, especially during Christmas time. Tara Hudson plays with the elements of visibility and invisibility, dream world versus reality, incorporeality and materialization. Amelia's story has always had a kind of wistful feel to it. In ARISE she might even have to sacrifice her own happiness in order to protect Joshua. Amelia and Joshua's relationship has its highs and lows in ARISE. Hot make-out sessions contrast with secrets and the distance put between the two lovers by vile demons. Their love has to withstand a hard endurance test. Can't we just ditch the demons of the netherworld that are threatening her existence and give them time to search for a cure, a way to bring Amelia back to the living? 4/5 **** ARISE - One of the breeziest, gentlest yet atmospheric and eerie ghost stories I have read so far. Joshua and Amelia are visiting the Mayhew family in New Orleans for Christmas, my favourite season of the year, adding an extra portion of conflicts and emotions to their story. This is as much a story for YA contemporary readers as fans of the paranormal and stories shrouded in more
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