Sunday, March 14, 2010

The Everafter by Amy Huntley

The Everafter by Amy Huntley
Publication Date: September 29, 2009
Versions: hardcover, paperback (coming in August), kindle, audio

Summary (from
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.


InABox said...

I'm glad you liked this! The cover is captivating, and I can't wait to read it.

Anne said...

I've been looking for this everywhere! I'm so excited it got some good feedback. I really really am looking forward to reading this!

Cleverly Inked said...

A rereader wow.. Gotta get this one!

Milli said...

Seems like a great book:]

miss cindy :) said...

I liked this one and I'm glad you did too :)

A.J. said...

I really liked this book! I was so close to crying at the end.

Alexia561 said...

I agree about the cover - gorgeous! Love a book that makes you stay up much too late to finish! Have this in my TBR pile and looking forward to reading it. Great review!

Shweta said...

I absolutely loved this book. Definitely gonna re read it :)

Christina/Book Addict said...

I've heard good things about this one! Great review! I definitely want to read it now after reading your review. :)

Corrine said...

This one sounds interesting... I hadn't heard of it before, but it's definitely going to be added to my list! What a unique idea, eh? Great review! :)