Hereafter  - Tara Hudson This review was first posted on Music, Books and TeaHereafter was one of those books that I picked up on a whim. I didn’t really have much of an idea what it was about, nor had I read many reviews on it. I went into this one with no real expectations, and I was pleasantly surprised with what I found. The first thing that I have to say about Hereafter is the writing style. I absolutely adored it, and it was definitely the star of the book for me. It really deserves some recognition, as it really was fantastic. I really liked Amelia as a main character, although she could have been a little stronger and a little less ‘damsel in distress’ during some parts of the story! I found her nightmares and materialisations to be really interesting, especially as we never really knew when they were going to happen. I felt for Amelia too, as she had barely any memories of her human life, but at the same time, I preferred that, as it meant that we discovered what happened to Amelia alongside her. Eli was a great character too. He kept the plot moving, and kept it really interesting at the same time. He was so well written – absolutely no part of him was good, and I really believed that.However, I wasn’t sold on the romance of Hereafter. It fell a little flat for my liking, even though some of Josh and Amelia’s scenes were cute to read. I liked how they ended up meeting, I thought Josh’s introduction was really clever. I’m not a fan of insta-love though, and this is the main reason why their romance didn’t work for me. And I can’t work out how no-one thought Josh was crazy. To all intents and purposes, he was talking to himself when he was talking to Amelia, as no-one could see her, and I just don’t understand how he didn’t get caught talking to himself. Hereafter had a great climax with everything clicking into place seamlessly. The book was a tiny bit too long for me, and I think I’d have preferred it as a stand-alone, but I am definitely interested in seeing where this series goes, as I think it has a lot of potential!