2013 · September

ARC Review: Hereafter by Kate Brian (Shadowlands 2)

17393021Hereafter by Kate Brian

To Be Published October 1, 2013 by Disney-Hyperion

Source: ARC from publisher in exchange of an honest review.

Rory Miller thought her life was over when a serial killer set his sights on her and forced her into witness protection. But a fresh start on Juniper Landing Island was exactly what she and her family needed. For the first time in years she and her sister hang out at the beach, gossip about boys, and party together. She’s also made friends with a local clique–including a magnetic and mysterious boy named Tristan.
But Rory’s world is about to change again. Picturesque Juniper Landing isn’t what it seems. The truth about the swirling fog that rolls in each morning, the bridge that leads to nowhere, and those beautiful locals who seem to watch Rory’s every move is more terrifying than being hunted by Steven Nell. And all Rory ever wanted was the truth. Even if it means learning that she can never go home again. From the best-selling author of the Private and Privilege series comes the second novel in a heart-stopping trilogy about a girl who must pick up the pieces after the only life she’s ever known ends.



My Thoughts

If you had read Shadowlands, you will NOT want to miss out on the second book in the series!!

Rory is trying to make the best of a difficult situation by spending time with her sister and getting to know the locals. She finds out a whole lot more about Juniper Landing, probably more than she had wanted to know in the first place. She is also struggling to try to keep her family safe.

There are a few new characters in this book and let me tell you, they give Rory a run for her money. They are not as welcomeing as the others. As strange things start happening on the island, Rory gets a glimpse as to what her purpose will be for the rest of her life and when this purpose starts to threaten her family, she starts falling apart.

I really enjoyed Rory in this book. She was trying to be so strong, but she has a big heart and wants to keep those she loves close to her. Tristan is trying to be understanding and teach her the way but there is another force threatening the island. Things are changing and although Rory needs all their help, they also need to find out whom is threatening them with the changes.

Tristan was so sweet, trying to help Rory with anything that she needs. There were definitely sparks flying and you do not want to miss the blossoming of Rory and Tristan’s relationship!

There were several heartbraking moments during the book. YES, you all know that I am a big sapp. So I was definitely tearing up. Okay, okay…more like sobbing! Give a girl a break!

I think that this is only a trilogy. *crosses fingers* I can’t wait to find out how this all ends.

Will Rory be able to keep her family with her? Will Tristan and Rory be able to keep their relationship alive?

I can’t wait for the next book! I have not seen anything about it yet, but, I will keep my eyes peeled for it!!!


H. Lee1



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