Wednesday, September 29, 2010

The EverAfter by Amy Huntley

The EverAfter
Product Description:

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 Maddy has in this place are luminescent objects that turn out to be all the things she lost while she was alive. And soon she discovers that, with these artifacts, she can reexperience - and 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 frightening truths about her life - and death.

What I Can Tell You:
I picked this up at my library last Thursday and read it in two days. What a fantastically different book! I wasn't expecting much and since I didn't have to review it for a publisher, I was going to just read it for fun and move on, no review necessary. With that said, I HAVE to tell you about The EverAfter.

Madison, the main character is dead! She and objects from her life are floating around her in the "IS". The name she came up with for where she is. When she reaches an object it brings her back to the time in her life when she lost it and is able to relive the experience or change it. She sees herself as a baby, a toddler, 12, 17 and so on. When she writes about touching her mother again, or seeing herself with her mom carrying her as a baby or picking her up crying, I was beyond touched. There is nothing like a mother's love and these moments were my favorite in the book.

The premise is very different, haunting and interesting. It puts a fresh spin on the afterlife and what happens when one has "passed on". Maddie doesn't like the term because she doesn't remember passing anything. Hahaha....

It is a love story of a different kind.  Maddie is in a state of super consciousness and transcends time and space searching for answers.

How did she die? Where is she?
Can she change the outcome by changing the past?

Beautifully written and completely captivating. I devoured this book and would read it again!

Any movie studios out there reading? You should be looking into this for the big screen!


  1. That sounds very interesting! I'm getting behind in my reading but I'll put this one on my list.

  2. Sounds really interesting... with all you do, I cannot believe you still have time to read just for pleasure. You are an incredible woman!


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