Arise (Hereafter Trilogy Series #2)

Arise (Hereafter Trilogy Series #2)

by Tara Hudson


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New Orleans Saint Louis Number One Cemetery: A night there can change a life...or a death.

Increasingly worried that dark spirits will carry out their threats and hurt the people she cares for most, Amelia is ready to try anything to protect them. And for his own very different reasons, Joshua has come to this cemetery at midnight to participate in a powerful ritual.

Both know that once Amelia steps into the circle, everything will change.

Tara Hudson's enthralling sequel to Hereafter brings a thrilling new dimension to her already mesmerizing story of a haunted love.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062026804
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 05/07/2013
Series: Hereafter Trilogy Series , #2
Pages: 408
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range: 13 - 17 Years

About the Author

Tara Hudson lives in Oklahoma with her husband, son, and a menagerie of ill-behaved pets.

After receiving her law degree, she began writing to entertain her girlfriends. They read her story about a ghost girl who awakes in a cemetery and wanted to know more. This short piece inspired the Hereafter trilogy, which culminates in Elegy.

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Arise 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 38 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hereafter was wonderful. I cannot wait!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The summary says her name is Amanda. Her name is Amelia. Whoever wrote this summary cleary wasn't reading carefully.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved #1 and hop this one stacks up.
Fantastic_Book More than 1 year ago
In this installment, Amelia struggles with her decision to move on which would allow Joshua to fully live his life. As if that wasn’t enough for her to deal with, her connection to the living has presented a new threat that could have deadly consequences for the ones she loves. ARISE opened the door to endless possibilities – one of which asked the question if Amelia would be able to keep the ones she loved safe by giving up everything? Readers are introduced to new characters in this installment and a new venue. I think New Orleans was the perfect place to set the stage for Amelia’s search for answers and the impending danger surrounding the evil spirits whom want to claim her. Hudson’s writing, whether it was dealing with Amelia’s emotions or describing New Orleans, had me fully invested in the outcome of Amelia’s and Joshua’s relationship. This series has plenty of twists and I wonder what Hudson will do in the next installment to top this one. If you are a fan of ghostly reads not to mention star-crossed lovers, then I highly recommend this series. It’s hauntingly beautiful!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So I was intrigued from the get go reading Hereafter. I wanted to know more and I wasn't disappointed. This book is full of twists and turns. Amelia's relationships strengthen and new friends come into the picture. They go to New Orleans which of course brings adventure. They're in a ghost town for pete's sake. The ending was great and I can't wait for the next one.
SammisSweets More than 1 year ago
A great sequal to Hereafter. Tara Hudson's writing ability continues to shine with her introduction to new and rich characters while building and strengthening the main characters. The additional characters really enriched the story. Also, just like the first book, her attention to imagery is awesome. Do you stay with the boy you love or do you let him go? This is the question that plagues Amelia for most of Arise. How does a relationship between a ghost and living boy work especially when the ghost and everyone she loves is being threatened by "demons"? She cannot even stop herself from dissapearing when she kisses Joshua. Most of this story takes place when the Matthews go to visit extended family in New Orleans for the Christmas holiday. Here they face many surprises that they didn't expect with this unique family- a teenage coven of uniniated seers who can hear Amelia. She gets introduced to young Voodoo girl Gabrielle (my fav new character) whom can make the impossible "possible?" Can she trust this impulsive beautiful girl? Overall this was a great book, though I did not enjoy it as much as the first. I wanted to seeing more of Amelia's mother and Eli, but they do not have much relavance in this book. Plus, I always seem to enjoy the first sparks of love more than the work in-between. I look forward to the final book in this triliogy and am excited to see how Amelia and Joshua's story ends.
Dazzlamb More than 1 year ago
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 mystery.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Couldjnt put it down now ready to get hereafter <3 love it bestbook ever
girlandhernook More than 1 year ago
Originally posted at Nose in a Book. This book picks up very much where the first one leaves off. Amelia is still a ghost, she is still in love with Joshua, and she is still fighting the world for trying to keep her and Joshua separated. While on a family trip to New Orleans, Joshua and Amelia try to find answers about Amelia's dreams/nightmares/life. This is where Hudson's writing is brilliant. The storyline becomes more original, it becomes even more suspenseful than the first book in the series ever was. In New Orleans they are led to Gabriella (Gaby), who is supposed to help Amelia and Joshua. Ah, yes, that key phrase `supposed to help.' Gaby ends up leaving Amelia and Joshua with far more questions than answers and the event comes down to one thing: does Amelia stay by Joshua (her love) or does she leave for his safety? I promise you, this book isn't as New Moon as it sounds. I promise. I feel bad for Joshua throughout this book because he really loves Amelia, he wants their relationship to work. Of course Amelia is thinking of Joshua growing up, wanting a family of his own and she can't help him do that. Because they are teenagers in a brand new relationship they don't talk, they both do what they think is best for the relationship. Even if the reader can see how horrible both sides are being (which they often are) but Joshua really wants what is best for Amelia, and Amelia really wants what's best for Joshua. Another highly recommended part of this book is that it doesn't end on a cliffhanger and doesn't have a love triangle. Yes, a YA series that doesn't have a cliffhanger or a love triangle! It does exist! This was a much better book than I was expecting. I reviewed the first book in the series here, and while the first book was good it was nothing amazing. Arise, however is completely different, it is a solid, strong, second book in the series. I again repeat, Arise is not a New Moon type of book where it is pure filler and you don't know why you are reading it. If anything I'd only read the first one to get to this book. Hudson's writing is strong, her world building is as solid as it can be, I can't recommend this book enough.
melanysg More than 1 year ago
In Arise (the sequel to the Hereafter trilogy) the main character Amelia is still struggling with the thought of getting into the netherworld by going back to the mysterious High Bridge. After Amelia encounters Eli, she is forewarned that she may be endangering the ones she loves. Amelia has to face the difficulty of leaving the Mayhew Family or staying and facing consequences. New conflicts arise when the Mayhew Family goes to New Orleans for the Christmas holiday.  This 240-page book has many twists that will make your curiosity more intense. What stands out in Arise is how Tara Hudson introduces new characters that are connected to the same storyline that was offered in Hereafter. What I think is most important about the story is how Amelia and Joshua&rsquo;s relationship are really tested by the supernatural forces that are drawn to her.I would recommend this book to any reader that is interested in the genre of the supernatural with a bit of romance involved because of the main conflict of Amelia-- who is a ghost &ndash; and falls in love with a living boy who is the only person she is able to touch. I would not recommend this book to the people who like action more than romance because as there is a bit of action scenes in the book, there are not as great as exquisite as you would like.Arise is an overall great read that will catch your attention and will not leave you disappointed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Once you pick it you wont be able to put it down, even after you've finished the book.
Taureanangel More than 1 year ago
Nice follow up to the first book. I enjoyed the mysterious relationship Amelia had. Some of the pieces touched on in the the story were skipped over at the end so there was some closure missing on the end... maybe another book??
rachelnaddeo More than 1 year ago
Arise was a worthy sequel to Hereafter, every bit as unputdownable as the first one. Hudson really had an original idea with this series and it's always good to know that the author won't fall into the ordinary with the next novels. Arise had everything one looks for in a novel and I'm sure the next one will be just completely amazing. The Plot: Arise begins right where Hereafter left off. I loved the concept of voodoo and that Amelia became half-alive. Furthermore I think that Hudson writes with the right amount of everything: romance, action and sad moments. There were many twists and turns that were, though predictable, really enjoyable. I never thought I would enjoy a ghost story so much! When I finished this novel, I was sure of one thing: Arise was completely enthralling. The Characters: Amelia still is this careful but brave person. She cares for everyone and tries to do the right thing, always, even if it would hurt her. I like her very much, and I liked her even more after she met Gabrielle. I think Gaby gave Amelia a new edge. The new characters were all really easy to welcome and I hope we will read more about them in the next and final installment. And we can't forget Joshua, the totally swoon-worthy and sweet love interest. He cares a lot about Amelia and their relationship seems to get more mature. Overall, I really enjoyed this novel. I wasn't expecting it to be this good and I certainly wasn't expecting the voodoo aspects and the awesomeness of the new characters. I hope that Hudson will keep this up and that the third novel will be just as great as this one. If you haven't read Hereafter yet, you certainly should!
Holly_Jeannine More than 1 year ago
I LOVED this book as much as Hereafter! Tara Hudson is an amazing author and I can't wait for Elegy to come out next summer!
sand7s More than 1 year ago
Very great story line. enjoyed it and would recommend!
DarkFaerieTales on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Review courtesy of Dark Faerie TalesQuick & Dirty: While dealing with the problems of a paranormal relationship, Arise has higher stakes than Hereafter did and uses Amelia¿s nature to build more acute tension.Opening Sentence: The entire world had gone dark, and I had no idea why.The Review: I don¿t want to call the person who wrote the synopsis a liar¿but I¿m about to. Everything the synopsis describes happens, but totally not the way they¿re making it sound. I don¿t know why, either, since the book is way more interesting than the synopsis makes it sound. For one thing, they don¿t go seeking out Joshua¿s Seer relations. Amelia finds out the netherworld still wants her ¿ desperately enough to take her by force if it has to. Nightmares Amelia shouldn¿t even be able to have are creepy warnings, but she doesn¿t know what of. All she can do is try to protect her loved ones ¿ her mom, Joshua, anyone the demons of the netherworld could hurt to force Amelia¿s hand.The Mayhews go down to New Orleans for Christmas and Amelia tags along, needing to get as far away from High Bridge as she can. During their stay Joshua, Jillian and Amelia meet some Seer-cousins who haven¿t had their events yet. They can¿t see Amelia, but with the help of Alexander Etienne, they¿ve learned how to hear her. They accept Amelia and Joshua easily, eager to learn more about their powers and see the dead. Alexander doesn¿t want to exorcise Amelia, like Ruth and her cronies did, which makes for a change. He¿s charming and smart.It¿s Joshua¿s Christmas present that really gets the ball rolling as far as the plot goes. A little voodoo goes a long way with ghosts. Joshua¿s present does more than change Amelia¿s afterlife ¿ it has massive consequences on their relationship. Gaby teaches Amelia the rules of her new afterlife, but the danger she escaped in High Bridge has followed her to New Orleans.There are a lot of new characters in Arise that come with the new setting. Hudson does a great job of tossing in bits of setting here and there to set the atmosphere, but every new character required an explanation of their backstory. For the most part, the pacing was fine despite these large blocks of exposition ¿ and most of it comes back around later to be relevant to the plot. The plot of Arise is very different from Hereafter because it¿s the motivation for the entire story. With Hereafter, the plot seemed much more secondary to Joshua and Amelia getting to know each other. Not the case with Arise. Tension and angst follow Amelia through the whole book, which makes it a page-turning read. Arise isn¿t a ¿middle book¿ like you see in many series, but in my opinion where the series¿ overarching plot really takes off. Since Hereafter and Arise were very different books, I can¿t wait to read Elegy and see what Hudson has in store for us.Notable Scene:¿Yeah, I had to celebrate No-Shave November.¿And now you¿re celebrating¿what? Don¿t-Get-Any-Play December?¿¿Dude,¿ O¿Reilly protested, ¿like you have any room to talk. You haven¿t had a girlfriend in, like, forever.¿Joshua¿s eyes met mine for just a second. Then he looked back at the fire. ¿Whatever, Grizzly Adams. You look like a bear died on your face.¿O¿Reilly boomed out a deep guffaw and, before he had time to remember how distant they¿d been, punched Joshua roughly on the shoulder. Joshua laughed, too, the sound gusting out of him like a sigh of relief.Boys, I thought, shaking my head. An insult and a punch and all is forgiven.Then I grinned broadly, feeling no small amount of relief myself when they began to talk as if the past few months hadn¿t even happened. Maybe, if the two of them kept this up, I wouldn¿t have to worry about Joshua getting lonely.Because you are going to leave him, aren¿t you?FTC Advisory: HarperTeen provided me with a copy of Arise. No goody bags, sponsorships, ¿material connections,¿ or bribes were exchanged for my review.
Bookswithbite on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Another sequel that I am excited to have finally read, this book tore out my heart. What I enjoyed most about this book is the relationship strain. The reader sees how Amelia is dealing with the half-life that she has. Technically she is a ghost and her relationship with Joshua is strained cause of that. Amelia does her best to let him go but Joshua always seems to return to her. Which in the end is sweet, but she is a ghost. How long can it last? This plagues Amelia as she does her best to enjoy what she has now. The central focal point of the book besides the love strain, is Amelia fighting the darkness the continually gets stronger around her. What she is doing is wrong. Living among humans but she is dead. This part of the book really did a number on my heart. Amelia torn in what to do she goes on a search for answers. I rooted for these two characters to finds a way. Anyway just to be together. The new character Gaby made the story so much more enjoyable. Gaby is a great friend to Ameila and a great source of wisdom. I love the balance that she brings to the story. Whenever Amelia is down, Gaby is there to pick her up and help her out. Arise is an fantastic sequel to Hereafter. Fresh and bold, Arise sizzles with emotions that no reader can resist. A hauntingly exquisite story that is thrilling, Arise is awesome!
BookWhisperer on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Hereafter was a thrill ride from start to finish. I have been raving about it while anxiously anticipating the second book's release. Well, IT'S HERE! Arise was very thing that I had expected, and after running through it full speed I am in waiting again. Arise picks up shortly after the conclusion of book one. Amelia and Jason had finally found their comfort, or at least as comfortable as a couple can be when one of them happen to be dead. Although, as with all awesome reads their comfort is short lived when Amelia finds everything is not what it seemed. Just when they believe that the danger is no longer lurking; we discover no only are they lurking but they may have just gotten a little smarter. After they witnessed the display from the end of book one; it seems that Amelia is of more interest than was previously considered. With the dark ones building a plan against her, and her desires to keep everyone she loves safe the game plans slightly shift. As if her life wasn't complicated enough she also finds herself on the receiving end of a voodoo ritual that will change everything she has come to know and learn about her afterlife. It seems as though Amelia is destined to sink or swim through her afterlife. Throughout all of this turmoil, it appears the one thing Amelia needs to realize is knowing who to trust. While trying to protect her loved ones she may just miss the answers that lay right in front of her. Arise has left most everything in a heaping mess, and readers will be desperate for answers. So, if you need me I will be here waiting for the next one. BookWhisperer Recommended Series ~BookWhisperer Reviewer JO~
STACYatUFI on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
ARISE Continues with Amelia stuck between life and death and in love with Joshua. They take a trip to New Orleans to visit Joshua's relatives and Amelia ends up meeting someone that changes her from a ghost who can touch Joshua to a half alive girl that can touch everything but Joshua.I didn't enjoy ARISE as much as HEREAFTER, I just couldn't get into the story. For half of the book Amelia actually isn't even with Joshua. She leaves him for his own protection while she runs from the darkness that is still chasing her so there isn't much romance. We meet Gabrielle and although she starts out as someone you might not like she ended up being pretty cool and I would like to see more of her in future books. The setting was ok. I love New Orleans so having characters running around it especially with ghosts is understandable. Most of Joshua's young relatives annoyed me and as soon as Amelia and Joshua got into their car to drive home at the end of the book I was relieved to not have to deal with them anymore.Now that Amelia is visual to everyone but not able to touch Joshua I assume the tragic love story will turn more tragic in book 3. Not sure if I will pick up ELERGY when it comes out but the story has been interesting enough so far.
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