Afterlife… just some gothic nightclub where gossip is fuelled by the presence of a rich and unearthly, handsome family or Afterlife…the strange place where time seems to stand still and guests feel the presence of something more powerful held within the confines of the VIP.
Keira is new to this small, cold town and is running from a past that seems to feast on her darkest memories. She finds living with her sister away from English soil to be just the ticket to the new life she is trying desperately to find. So when the offer of a job at the infamous Gothic nightclub Afterlife comes along she thinks that lady luck has finally found her. That is until its seductively dark and forbidding owner Dominic Draven sets eyes on her. All at once she is captivated and plunged into a world she never knew existed but the deeper her obsession with Draven becomes, the harder it is to decide…should she stay and continue to work within the shadows of the supernatural or should she run from a madness she thinks may consume her?
Ok, so I picked up this book because my friend, who is a fellow major Twilight fan, recommended it to me. In her words, “it’s Twlight but with loads of sex in it”. So, with no further encouragement needed, I headed off to Amazon to download it onto my Kindle pronto.
First off, it is similar to Twilight. For me, a little too similar to be honest. The first half of the book found me constantly thinking “oh, she’s like Bella”, or “they sound like the Cullens”, which put me off a bit because in my head I was imagining the Twilight characters in the Afterlife plot.
The story really started to come into it’s own towards the end of the book, where the parallels between the two began to drift a little.
I really like the way Hudson puts so much detail into her characters and plot. She defiantly writes with passion, which I really admire.
I don’t want to give away anymore of the storyline than the synopsis, so all I will say is that I found the story and the characters more than engaging enough to want to read the next book. As a heads up, I would think twice about handing this to your 14 year old daughter, my friend was right, there is loads of sex in this book, and at times quite graphic. In my personal opinion I think there’s a bit too much sex in it as I found myself starting to skim read the sex scenes in order to get to the real plot line. There’s no denying though, the sex does amplify the relationship between Draven and Keira, which in a way makes them more endearing I think.
Overall, this book is not as good as Twilight, however, it is a really good book and if you like that kind of literature, I’m sure you will love this. I found myself downloading the next book within minutes of finishing the first, so that says it all really doesn’t it? Well done @afterlifesaga !
My star rating: 3/5
Have you read Afterlife? I would love to hear your thoughts on it if you have!