Friday, July 26, 2013

Elegy (Hereafter #3)

Title: Elegy (Hereafter #3)

Author: Tara Hudson

Genre: YA/Paranormal Romance

Release Date: June 14, 2013

My Rating:

A stalker ghost, misguided Seers, and spellbinding wraiths—Amelia Ashley has faced them all. Now her greatest hope is to spend the rest of her afterlife with her living boyfriend, Joshua. But the demonic forces return to give her an ultimatum: turn herself over to the darkness or watch them murder one living person per week until she does.

Amelia fears she might really be doomed, until the forces of light give her another option. She can join them in their quest to gather souls, with a catch: Once she joins them, she can never see Joshua again.

Faced with impossible choices, Amelia decides to take her afterlife into her own hands—and fight back.

Via Goodreads

Elegy made me bawl, strain to not peek at the next page, grip the edge of my seat, all of the wonderful emotions a book should evoke from you.  But I want to be honest with you guys, even though I had all of these tumultuous emotions while reading, I was incessantly waiting for the book to end.  Not because I wasn't enjoying the story, but because there was not much going on.  All of the action and romance mainly occur in the beginning and the last sixty pages, so I was basically droning through the middle of the book.

There was some lagging, but not enough to make me lose interest.  The pace was very steady and well-planned.

Relationships.  The most crucial part of many YA books.  Amelia and Josh's relationship felt...well... let's just say I didn't feel the emotion, the raw tenderness you're supposed to feel when witnessing a relationship.  It didn't feel necessarily fake, but it also didn't feel real.  I just wish Hudson had taken the time to delve a little deeper into that part instead of brushing over it.

Was this a good ending to the series?
Yes, it was a very good ending, besides the tiny flaws.  I thoroughly enjoyed the roller-coaster of a journey Josh and Amelia embarked on together.
Just a warning, this book does not have a happily ever after.  It's not sad and it's not happy.  It's a very vague ending that's open to discussion.

Overall, I'm giving Elegy a 4.5/5 because I loved Amelia's journey as a ghost in the real world and I fell head over heels for Josh, but I wish the author had made the narration deeper and more emotional.


  1. Thank you so much following me:). I liked your review of Elegy. It seems very intriguing. I'd love to give this a try but I am not sure whether I'll grasp the full story as I haven't read the previous series.

    It was a great pleasure meeting you. Always Stay in touch :):)

    1. Of course! Love your blog :)

      I definitely recommend this series. It's a good break from vampires and werewolves and all that XD

      It was nice meeting you, too! :)


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