Author: Tara Hudson
Series: Hereafter Trilogy
Previous Books in the Series:
Date Started: November 28
Date Finished: November 30
Amelia is getting along with her afterlife as well as she possibly can. Joshua and her are getting on as best as they can considering the newest development that when things between them get too heated she just materializes randomly now. Ruth – Joshua’s grandmother – moved out of the house and to New Orleans. And Amelia is still obsessing over the High Bridge incident. She needs to find a way back into the netherworld so that she can get her father out of that place. But on a night of a party, Amelia goes back to the Bridge only to be contacted by Eli. He gives her a warning.
The demons aren’t happy with her for escaping their clutches and they will be coming after her soon, and if she doesn’t come with them, they will go after her loved ones until she does. Eli tells her that the only way to keep them safe is to get out of town and never come back. What a thing to say right before the Christmas holiday. Not that Amelia wasn’t thinking the same thing. She’s been distancing herself from Joshua because how much longer could their relationship last when neither his friends nor parents can see her? So she makes a decision that while Joshua and her are down in New Orleans for Christmas break she’s going to break it off with him. But of course, the city of New Orleans and the people she meet down there have different ideas.
This book was a massive sigh. I was expecting a lot out of it, and it barely met my expectations. There was just too much going on in this book. You have Amelia dealing with being on the run from demons. You have her meeting Joshua’s family and big surprise the younger cousins can hear her and this mysterious guy named Alex can actually see her. You have Joshua trying to give her a Christmas present that has to deal with Voodoo that doesn’t go according to plan. More ghosts. The list really goes on and by halfway through Arise I was having trouble keeping everything straight in my head.
Final Rating: 3 out of 5 stars. Arise wasn’t a bad sequel, but it didn’t quite wow me only because I was overwhelmed with so many details being thrown at me. However, I still want to know what happens next now that Amelia is Risen.
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