In Death I could finally see the importance of Life…
After being forced to become a Reaper Council member and being torn away from the one she loves, Rowan Harper must learn to accept her altered Fate as well as her death and move on. A task easier said than done, especially when witnessing those you love suffer in the wake of your death.
When an unlikely alli provides information that could change everything, Rowan sets out on a journey through Purgatory with her beloved by her side and a nonchalant Tracker to learn the true meaning of the word sacrifice. Another task which seems easier said than done, especially with the threat of Purgatory’s ability to corrupt your soul the longer you’re in its grip looming above their heads.
Book Two in a haunting and gothic tale of love, death, and hope.
About the Author
Jennifer Snyder lives in North Carolina where she spends most of her time writing New Adult and Young Adult Fiction, reading, and struggling to stay on top of housework. She is a tea lover with an obsession for Post-it notes and smooth writing pens. Jennifer lives with her husband and two children, who endure listening to songs that spur inspiration on repeat and tolerate her love for all paranormal, teenage-targeted TV shows. To get an email whenever Jennifer releases a new title, sign up for her newsletter a https://jennifersnyderbooks.com/want-the-latest/. It’s full of fun and freebies sent right to your inbox!
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This was my favorite of the three Reaper novellas! It was equally dark and gothically eerie, but even more emotionally charged than the first two novellas. In part, this could be due to the fact that it is a bit longer than either of the others. This one also has much more of a "journey to the other side" feel to it. After reading Touch, I felt like I really knew Rowan as a character. I fet for her, I loved her, I thought I knew her. But in Hereafter, her character grew so much, so much more depth to her. The same is true of Jet. Choice gave us a lot of insight to his character, but he really came into his own in Hereafter. There is still that underlying sadness, that fear, that darkness. But there was love and hope, too. The range of emotions was unbelievable, so much more than what I expected in a short novel. There were some truly gut-wrenching moments in this book, but they were moments that, in the end, made me appreciate life, even with its ups and downs. I don't share quotes with every review, but there were a few in this book that truly summed up the emotions of it all. -Chapter 1, on her father "At the moment, he sat in the center of our couch, staring down a half-finished bottle of Jack Daniels. It was only 9 a.m. He hadn’t taken his first sip yet, but I could see the battle already beginning to wage within him on whether or not he should. He was broken and I was dead, with no capabilities of fixing him. -Chapter 3, Harlow on her family “I’ve waited for them to come back, but they never have. They left me, and I didn’t follow because I was too scared. I was too scared of crossing over, of everything, and now I might have lost them forever.” -Chapter 6, on Purgatory "Torment and sin, pain and evil floated through the air in a near suffocating haze. I could feel it surrounding me, brushing up against me, attempting to lure me in deeper and away from the door so I couldn’t escape as though it were alive." Things to love about Hereafter... --The settings. The author is masterful (and has been with all three books) with settings and making them visually there for the reader. I could see every bit of it in my mind's eye, most particularly Purgatory. --The emotional roller coaster. This novella was the epitome of a roller coaster as we went on Rowan's mother's journey through her past, seen through the eyes of Rowan. It was terrible, emotional, bittersweet. My recommendation: A must read after the first two books, and my fave of the three. This is available as a standalone ebook or bound together with the others in a single volume, paperback or ebook.
Argh! This book was so good, but I couldn't help but cry through most of it! Having read Touch I was familiar with Jet and Rowan. When I started to read this story, first I was like okay, this reaper thing sucks for Rowan. Then, I felt so sad for her and I couldn't help but connect with her character. Her and Jet's characters were so well written, you felt everything they felt. There were sorrow and hard choices in this book and I loved how Jennifer didn't make the story light and fluffy. It was about death and she didn't skate around it just because it was a paranormal romance. Jennifer did an awesome job with this series of novellas and as I love all her books, I loved this one too!! Five glittery starts for Hereafter!!!