Unmissable. Heartbreaking. Beautiful.
What happens after until death do us part? Ash's love life is finally looking up and life with her new girl friend Poppy is everything she'd always dreamed of. But when tragedy strikes on New Year's Eve and Ash is enlisted as a grim reaper, it looks like the end of her relationship. Can love endure, even in the afterlife?
This novel is incredible. So incredible I'm really struggling to write a review even remotely worthy of it. Even if you don't usually read YA, read this book!
There was a point part way through when I thought this novel might be too upsetting and I considered stopping, but I loved the premise and the writing so much that I kept going and I'm so pleased I did. At its heart is a wonderful love story it's impossible not to root for, but Afterlove is also a touching and heart-wrenching depiction of grief and a celebration of what it means to be alive.
I loved everything about it - from the moments of heightened tension in the first half of the novel (it's impossible not to keep asking if this is it *the* moment), the wonderful depiction of Ash's home life, to the twists in the second half. Afterlove is one of my favourite YA reads of the year and I'll be recommending it to everyone I know.
I was provided with a copy for review via NetGalley.