Book Watch: Arise
Published by HarperTeen, the print edition is 416 pages.
Arise is the sequel to author Tara Hudson’s Hereafter.
There was no question that I’d be choosing Arise by Tara Hudson as the book to watch for the week of June 5th. I thought Hereafter was a beautifully written and incredibly sweet and charming love story that had a timeless feel to it.
I am curious to find out what’s been happening with Amelia and Joshua. Their love story has the potential to become a tragic one. With Amelia not quite living and with the pull of the netherworld, a happily ever after seems nearly impossible. But I am still rooting for them.
The description for Arise hints that things haven’t improved for them since we last saw them and that they must “fight for every moment.” And in this sequel they head to New Orleans to find answers only to end up with even more questions. But a new character gives them hope with the ability to lead a “half-life.” An existence, according to the description, Amelia is willing to pay any price to have.
With a new setting, new characters and new hope for Amelia and Joshua’s love story, Arise sounds like it will be another enchanting installment in this series about a more-than-star-crossed love story with virtually insurmountable odds. And with yet another gorgeous cover, this is a book that I’m super excited to spotlight this week.
If you want to get an early peek inside, there’s a nice long excerpt of Arise on Goodreads. Just CLICK HERE.
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Other Amazing Books to Watch
There are two other awesome books releasing on June 5th:
Surrender (Possession #2) by Elana Johnson
All These Lives by Sarah Wylie