Aftermath

Aftermath

by Sandy Goldsworthy

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ISBN-13: 9781940534886
Publisher: Clean Teen Publishing
Publication date: 12/02/2014
Series: Afterworld Saga Series
Pages: 388
Sales rank: 287,534
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 13 - 11 Years

About the Author

Sandy Goldsworthy was born and raised in a small Wisconsin town. Her passion for writing began when her high school English teacher inspired her to be more descriptive in her work. Today, Sandy is writing the second book of Emma and Ben’s story. When she’s not writing, Sandy enjoys spending time with her husband, Mike, and two children, Brittany and Kyle, or playing with her English Mastiff, Miles.

Sandy Goldsworthy signed Aftermath—her first novel, with Clean Teen Publishing in 2014.

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Aftermath 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is so sloowww and the main female character is seems so clueless it driving me insane. I am not finished but it is so hard to get through.
BuckeyeAngel More than 1 year ago
Ben and Molly work for the after world's Bureau Of Investigations. Ben and Molly are immortal. Ben and Molly track serial killers ,stop robberies, and make sure the police can solve tough crimes. By using the powers of the after world they can change their appearance , compel humans to do as they want them to do and use telepathy. Ben wants to find his lost soulmate Elizabeth.When Ben missed her return to the After World -1941- she was given a new life in the human world with no memory of her past life. Ben does find her but he has to win her love again. While trying to find the worst evil criminal ever. But Ben seems preoccupied so Emma -who had been Elizabeth- flirts around with Lucas who is the town’s bad boy. Emma - four years later present time- Is at Highland Park H S - - a senior. Emma’s mom had died. Matt and Emma have known each other since grade school but have been dating only a couple of weeks Ben- story - he was sent back and now he has a sibling- Claire. Claire and Ben go to Libertyville H S. Claire had only been an agent a couple of centuries so she was considered young. Bianca wants Ben even though he lets her know he’s not interested. Emma has been called to the office two cops are there and her barb is there and broken Emma’s dad had been hit and killed by a car on his way to work. Emma the teen was the woman Ben once knew.. Emma was to move with her aunt Barb and give up everything she ever knew. I really couldn’t get into this one it really just didn’t work for me. Going back and forth between Ben and Emma , who was once Elizabeth. I just don’t get into reincarnation I am sure someone will love this but it wasn’t for me.
ReadersFavorite2 More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Cheryl Schopen for Readers' Favorite Ever wonder about the possibility of past lives and soul mates who find each other in each life? In Aftermath, the first book in the Afterworld series by Sandy Goldsworthy, Ben, an undercover agent for the Afterworld’s Bureau of Investigation, has been waiting for his soul mate for what seems like forever. He soon finds her in Emma, a senior in high school. After she suddenly loses her father and is forced to move into her aunt’s house, she finds comfort in new friends, including Ben, but he seems distant and preoccupied, so she finds herself turning to Lucas, the boy other people are warning her about. Instead of being able to focus on the love of his life, Ben has duties and responsibilities that he needs to take care of. In order to keep her safe, he may lose her in the process. What a unique plot! I really like the idea of an afterworld agency where you work after you die until you get a new life contract. While it sounds nice to know that you still exist in some form after your death, it gets complicated when you miss your loved ones who are still in your former life or who have whole new lives. Even though the story was a bit longer than it should have been and I wasn’t a fan of the end, the book as a whole kept me interested and wanting to finish it to see what happens to the characters I grew to care for. I also really liked the alternating points of view. It was nice to see two different perspectives. Being equally suspenseful, romantic, and eerily magical, Aftermath is an enjoyable read that I would recommend to fans of young adult and paranormal fiction. Sandy Goldsworthy is a great storyteller with a vivid imagination that is clearly reflected in her writing. Looking forward to the rest of the series!
ReadersFavorite1 More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Charity Tober for Readers' Favorite Aftermath (Book one in The Afterworld Saga series) by Sandy Goldsworthy is an entertaining young adult paranormal read. The story follows high school senior Emma Bennett as she attempts to recover from the tragic loss of her father. She finds comfort and instant attraction with local guy Ben Parker, but things get complicated when he suddenly seems preoccupied with things other than her. Unbeknownst to Emma, though, Ben is actually an undercover agent for the Afterworld’s Bureau of Investigation (yeah, like I said things are complicated!). Not using her better judgment, Emma looks for attention from town bad boy Lucas Crandon, which turns out to definitely be a bad idea! Readers will enjoy following along to see if Emma and Ben can finally find happiness, what is the real deal with Lucas Crandon, as well as how all the paranormal, supernatural, and unexplained elements weave seamlessly into the plot. I found Aftermath to be an exciting and engaging young adult book. I thought Emma was a very likeable heroine, and although she did lack good judgment from time to time, it happened in a realistic and believable way. I thought her relationship with Ben was just adorable in an “epic love story” kind of way. I was really rooting for them to overcome all the obstacles and be together in the end. The author did a superb job of seamlessly weaving all the supernatural elements into the story line, resulting in a page-turning read. I would recommend Aftermath by Sandy Goldsworthy to all young adult paranormal fans.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Melinda Hills for Readers' Favorite Emma has faced more tragedy in one lifetime than most teenage girls – and it’s the same pattern that has followed her through several lifetimes. The one constant is Ben. But now, as a human, she does not recognize her soul mate so he has to do everything in his power as an immortal to keep close to Emma and keep her safe. Aftermath, the first volume of The Afterworld Saga by Sandy Goldsworthy, brings the two lovers together in a new lifetime that holds plenty of complications for them – the appearance of a rogue immortal who has a long history of evil deeds, and new types of hybrids that surprise the agents and officials of the Special Investigations Unit. Emma, after moving to a new town that is really part of her previous lives, becomes involved with the students and is confronted by new choices although she is unaware of the group of agents assigned to protect her. Will Ben realize his goal of joining his Elizabeth – Emma - again or will the strange occurrences in Westport cause him to lose her in this life, too? Teenage drama and paranormal phenomena combine perfectly with well-developed characters and an exciting plot in Aftermath: The Afterworld Saga by Sandy Goldsworthy. After sharing several lifetimes, Emma and Ben come together again in a new setting, only to be confronted with issues never before faced by the ‘other side.’ The writing captures your attention and is realistic for today’s teens, concerning issues of peer pressure, drinking, smoking pot, and challenging parental authority, but the depth of emotion and sense of love and caring between the main characters is reassuring. This is a great book that promises more to come in future volumes.
JeriTRyan More than 1 year ago
You are looking for a book that gives you almost every aspect of feelings while your reading it (except the ugly crying I must admit) ?! You are also looking for a book that is a romance but not ONLY a Romance but also a criminal mystery – and maybe a little bit well not quite paranormal but still somehow contemporary ?! You are confused now? Thinking this will not work? It will – believe me HERE is your book Aftermath by Sandy Goldsworthy I admit – at first I was confused – than frustrated … but I could not put it down – Its quite long and I read it in two sessions taking almost the complete last weekend. My need to find out what was going to happen won over my frustration about the fact that the storytelling was very detailed. Yeah I know – usually I am the one complaining that the books I read only scratch the surface of the character development and now you hear me complaining just the opposite. Well truth is – those details totally worked for the story – in fact, they were great – my frustration came from my need to find out what was going on. Which brings me to the next point. I am totally not used to read more than 50 % of a mystery and still have to guess about who is behind everything – that means – another thing the story had going for it – This book keeps its mystery for a loooooong time. The writing style is intriguing – when you are looking through Emma’s eyes – you experience a Teenage High school romance novel – with everything going along. And the moment it switches to Ben’s view you see a cool almost contemporary feeling but actually being more paranormal novel. And in the moment both viewpoints meet you got a mystery that keeps you guessing until almost the last chapters of the book Just now while I prepared my review, I noticed there would be more coming – which brings me to my only issue with this book and the reason it is not getting a full 5 stars. The author paid so much attention to everything in this book. There are so many tiny details and explanations to everything that I personally feel one very very important main issue got a little lost on the way. The Love/Romance Ben is always very clear about his feelings for Emma and almost as precise and detailed as the complete book is - but up until the last page I could not feel that Emma was on the “same page” – she was confused – that’s clear and intended - but something was missing for me. I cannot put my finger on it. Maybe my whole issue is that when reading “Aftermath” I thought it was a standalone novel so something was “off”, but given the fact that there is more coming this might be resolved. But it still leaves the fact that the first book made the impression even on the last page that it was a standalone – so if other readers are not paying attention they might share my feelings I will definitively read the next book. As I can honestly say that it has been a long time since I saw such an intriguing storytelling.