Sunday, March 14, 2010
The Everafter by Amy Huntley
Publication Date: September 29, 2009
Versions: hardcover, paperback (coming in August), kindle, audio
Summary (from barnesandnoble.com):
Madison Stanton doesn’t know where she is or how she got there. But she does know this — she is dead. And alone, in a vast, dark space. The only company she has in this place are luminescent objects that turn out to be all the things Maddy lost while she was alive. And soon she discovers that with these artifacts, she can reexperience — and sometimes even change — moments from her life.
Her first kiss.
A trip to Disney World.
Her sister’s wedding.
A disastrous sleepover.
In reliving these moments, Maddy learns illuminating and sometimes frightening truths about her life — and death.
This is a haunting and ultimately hopeful novel about the beauty of even the most insignificant moments — and the strength of true love even beyond death.
The Everafter by Amy Huntley is one of those rare books. It touches your heart while turning each page and even after that last page is turned, it still captures you. I've been thinking about this book ever since I read it. And trust me, reading it didn't take that long. I picked it up at nine on a school night (I know, not the best idea) and I couldn't put it down so I finished it until the end (long after midnight). I was tired the next day but thought it was well worth it.
It makes you think about a lot of things especially death. The plot line was amazing. Loosing everyday objects when you were alive and then finding those same items when you die is so remarkable- I can't even put it into words.
Will I reread it?
To learn more about the author, her writing style, and how she came up with the idea of this book-YA Addict had an interview over at her blog. Check it out, it's really interesting. And one last thing, isn't the cover amazing? I think it's absolutly gorgous and can't help staring at it.