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With a lyrical, delicate and totally impeccable style "The Hereafter" is one of the most genuine, clean and original books I have had the pleasure of reading. Jessica Bucher is a writer who has magic between her fingers, and at the time of writing she doesn't hesitate to convey that magic to her readers. I am in fact astonished that this is her first book, immediately after reading it, I thought "I NEED to read it again!"
"The barrier between them was now broken, and she no longer felt the desire to rush. They let their foreheads meet, each of them inhaling the closeness—an intimacy closer than kissing. She wound her arms around his neck as he squeezed her waist closer. The embrace whispered, finally. At the exact moment that the horizon swallowed the bright orb, their wet, salty lips found each other."
Nin and Dylan are in a place where they don't know if they are alive or dead.. but by fate or coincidence? They are together in this place. Lost between fuzzy memories and feelings of guilt both must discover in which points their lives as such intertwine, why they are in that place and learn that second chances are undoubtedly something that we all deserve.
These characters from the beginning convey the weight on their shoulders, the emotional load of their hearts and the consequences that different events of their life triggered and put them there.They have almost this vibe of old souls/vintage in them, they are too young to be in that place but at the same time their souls are old to understand what their young hearts still don't understand, does that make sense?!
I could clearly understand Nin's reasons for taking each step, pain and mourning do strange things in all people. Sometimes the desire to feel anything whatever, it drags us to the wrong places and it takes us away from the people we loved. In a certain instance, I believe that we are all at one time Nin, we are lonely and lost, trying to be something that someone wants us to be. Nin as it is a representation of a lost and confused person, it also represents what it is to have a noble, gentle and young heart.
And Dylan, Oh my heart! I can only say that he didn't deserve even an ounce of what he lived. This boy in spite of all the black things in his life deserved a second chance and a new beginning. It broke my heart to read every crack in his story, and I admire him because despite all the gray areas of his life he longed to be better, not only for Nin but for himself. That is really what love does for people, not only allows us to forgive but just as Nin, allows us to sacrifice even our happiness for those who truly love.
Love in this book shows the strength it has in all its splendor. Nin and Dylan are touching characters with a touch of reality, both mature the idea of themselves, and understand that sometimes our souls are united beyond even space, time or death.
"When she wrapped herself around him, his will to stop was gone. When he pulled away, she pushed closer. When he slowed, she quickened. Where he ended, she began."
Jessica is like I said, a writer who has magic on her fingers. The writing is beyond amazing, lyrical and clean, but above all has a classic and elegant touch in it. The description of a touch or a kiss steals your breath and I am addicted to her words. To each of them!!!
I didn't want this book to end, but that was the perfect and proper ending for Dylan and Nin. "The Hereafter" is an exquisite read, filled with a young love, new begginings and beautiful words that Jessica Bucher brought to life.
"They were meant to find each other. Their lives collided so intensely that they were thrust into the same afterlife together."
I'd recommend this story to anyone and I'm looking forward to read more by this author!
After you've finished reading and put this one away, you will find yourself thinking about the possibility of "what if". What if that could really happen?
Jessica Bucher's prose is beautiful.
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