Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine. It showcases the most anticipated books. This week, my pick is Hereafter by Tara Hudson.
Summary: Can there truly be love after death?
Drifting in the dark waters of a mysterious river, the only thing Amelia knows for sure is that she's dead. With no recollection of her past life—or her actual death—she's trapped alone in a nightmarish existence. All of this changes when she tries to rescue a boy, Joshua, from drowning in her river. As a ghost, she can do nothing but will him to live. Yet in an unforgettable moment of connection, she helps him survive.
Amelia and Joshua grow ever closer as they begin to uncover the strange circumstances of her death and the secrets of the dark river that held her captive for so long. But even while they struggle to keep their bond hidden from the living world, a frightening spirit named Eli is doing everything in his power to destroy their newfound happiness and drag Amelia back into the ghost world . . . forever.
Thrilling and evocative, with moments of pure pleasure, Hereafter is a sensation you won't want to miss.
Why I Can't Wait: First of all, the cover? Haunting beautiful, and I'm guessing this book is going to be the same way. With the few reviews I've read on Goodreads, I know this is a book I don't want to miss. It sounds like one of those books that will break my heart, mend it, then take my breath away.
Hereafter releases June 7th 2011.