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Book Watch: Arise


Arise by Tara Hudson will be released in the U.S. on June 5, 2012 in hardcover and eBook formats.

It is currently available to pre-order online at Amazon and Barnes & Noble in both formats.

Published by HarperTeen, the print edition is 416 pages.

Arise is the sequel to author Tara Hudson’s Hereafter.

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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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Places to Watch

The author on TWITTER

The author on FACEBOOK

The author on GOODREADS

The author’s WEBSITE

The author’s BLOG

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About the Book

Goodreads description:

Amelia—still caught between life and death—must fight for every moment of her relationship with the human boy Joshua. They can hardly even kiss without Amelia accidentally dematerializing. Looking for answers, they go to visit some of Joshua’s Seer relatives in New Orleans. But even in a city so famously steeped in the supernatural, Amelia ends up with more questions than answers…and becomes increasingly convinced that she and Joshua can never have a future together.

Wandering through the French Quarter, Amelia meets other in-between ghosts, and begins to seriously consider joining them. And then she meets Gabrielle. Somehow, against impossible odds, Gaby has found a way to live a sort of half-life…a half-life for which Amelia would pay any price.

Torn between two worlds, Amelia must choose carefully, before the evil spirits of the netherworld choose for her.

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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

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