Author: Jessica Bucher
Release Date: 3/16/2016
Nin has no recollection of her death. The things she does remember, like her cruel boyfriend, troubled father, and absent mother, she’d like to forget. Dylan doesn’t need to remember his death to know that he deserved it. Who needs memories when you have the scars? Sparks ignite when the two, very different, strangers meet. Together they spend one endless summer exploring their new world. Suddenly, their after-lives hold more possibility and promise than their tragic teenage lives ever did. But no dream lasts forever, and all too soon, harmful memories from their pasts emerge and threaten to tear them apart. Given the chance to change their fates, Nin and Dylan must decide-- life or love. Weaving through past and present and alternating perspectives, The Hereafter is an emotional journey about young love and second chances.
Breath taking, honest & true!
Talk about a book that can emotionally charge you from every angle! The Hereafter did that, times 1,000,000!! Jessica Bucher has a way with words, a brilliant gift, because not only did she throw the emotions of these characters at me from the pages of this book, she was able to twist my heart into a pretzel by the very end.
Nin has a tragic past, filled with abuse, heartache, and death....both those she loves and her own. Now stuck within this space where she's now "living" she is trying to scrub her memories of everything that has filled her with sadness. Then she meets Dylan, someone who's trying to change his fate, and her after-life is thrown for a loop.
Both of these characters broke my heart in completely different ways. With Dylan's story, it was hard for me at first to not cheer for him, though it was completely different from Nin's...and a tad bit selfish, my heart bled for him.
This love story, with all it's surprises, was honestly one of the purest, sweetest love stories I've read in a very long time. Causing both Nin & Dylan to face some harsh realities about themselves in order to make the decisions that needed to be made. It added that layer of love to their relationship, that deep connection that only true soulmates can achieve...and I personally appreciated it!
About the Author
Jessica is a young adult author pursuing publishing. She is married to an Army pilot and they live together in Germany with their two boys. In her free time, Jessica runs a local writing group, teaches yoga, travels and speaks poor German. Her first novel, The Hereafter, is currently seeking a publishing home.
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