Monday, September 23, 2013

Hereafter (Shadowlands #2) by Kate Brian

Hereafter (Shadowlands, #2)
(Shadowlands #2)
by Kate Brian
320 pages
YA Mystery Paranormal
NetGalley- Disney Hyperion
October 1, 2013

Books Beside My Bed
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
Spoilers for Shadowlands

This is the second thrilling book of the Shadowlands series and it kept me on the edge of my seat. Rory has stopped the serial killer that was after her in Juniper Landing and sent him off to the Shadowlands to spend enternity. However, the idylic afterlife has taken a dark turn when dead fish wash up on shore, flowers die, and hornet come in. This is a place where these things do not happen and someone seems determined to pin it on Rory.
This book only gets better and I loved that you are now in on the secret! I kinda guessed in the last book but now the mystery has shifted and you are trying to figure out what is happening. It is another cliffhanger and I hope NetGalley has the third book up soon! I highly recommend this series because I really like the main character and the supporting cast. Especially Joaquin, the resident bad boy. It is part mystery and part paranormal thriller. You learn more about his past and the part he plays in the town. 
This is a fun series to read and I am glad that I was able to read both books over my summer vacation (had to delay the publication of the post to make it closer to the publication date of the book). It is a fast read because you want to dind out what happens to Rory, Darcy, and their father.  

Book Pairings
Abandon by Meg Cabot


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