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Arise / Tara Hudson.

By: Hudson, Tara.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London : HarperCollins, c2012Edition: [Pbk. ed.].Description: 408 p. ; 20 cm.ISBN: 9780007437276.Subject(s): Good and evil -- Juvenile fiction | Families -- Juvenile fiction | Young adult fiction | Man-woman relationships -- Juvenile fiction | Near-death experiences -- Juvenile fiction | Future life -- Juvenile fiction | Oklahoma -- Juvenile fictionDDC classification: 813.6 Summary: 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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Originally published: New York : HarperCollins, 2012.

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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Horn Book Review

In this sequel to Hereafter, Amelia accompanies boyfriend Joshua on a family trip to New Orleans, where they engage in mysterious spiritual practices under two diverging motives: Amelia to protect Josh, and Josh to keep Amelia around. But the solution comes at a steep price. Full of sexual tension and new layers to characters, this plot teases the romantic reader. (c) Copyright 2012. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Kirkus Book Review

This sequel to Hereafter (2011) finds Amelia still dead but not loving it. Touching Joshua Mayhew remains a thrill, but whenever things heat up, Amelia tends to de-materialize, which definitely puts a crimp in their romance. After Eli warns that she and those she loves are attracting interest from demons, Amelia realizes that to keep Joshua safe, she'll have to leave him. She puts it off, though, hoping she can shake the demons by joining the Mayhew Christmas trip to New Orleans, where the Louisiana Mayhew teens have a surprise for her--they're seers. All can hear Amelia; a few, like charismatic Alex, can see her. She's also visible to ghosts caught between life and death and to Gabrielle, a Voodoo priestess who might be able to solidify Amelia. Again, Hudson earns a spot in the paranormal-romance front ranks, compensating for occasionally clunky prose with a fast-unfolding plot and intriguing characters. Leaving small-town Oklahoma for New Orleans might be a bad move for Amelia, but it's great for readers. Rendered in fiction, this atmospheric city invariably becomes a spooky character in its own right (maybe it's time to demand royalties). Amelia herself feels more vivid this time around, perhaps because her heightened visibility permits more interaction with other characters. A creditable second act; genre fans won't be disappointed. (Paranormal romance. 12 up)]] Copyright Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.

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