Review of After by Anna Todd


There was a lot of hype surrounding the Wattpad sensation After by Anna Todd. It got 1 Billion reads on Wattpad. Yes, that’s Billion with a B. It’s a 600 page contemporary new adult book. I’m not a big contemporary romance reader, and I’ve certainly never read a contemporary romance that was longer than 300 pages. What was I getting myself into? I forged ahead and surprisingly I found the book to be quite entertaining. Would I want to date the main character, Hardin? Hell no. He is moody, jealous, and often angry. At 49-years-old, the reasonable adult within me often screamed at the heroine to run for the hills. But this is a new adult aimed at the 17-21 set and looking back to when I was in high school and college I had plenty of friends in dysfunctional relationships with their own versions of Hardin.

This Hardin is an amped up broken, defensive hero. But then again that’s what we like in our romance– the billionaire, the alpha werewolf, the moody vampire. The unrealistic, over the top, romantic hero. A hero who is often flawed and in need of saving.

After by Anna Todd is an easy read. This is one of those guilty pleasure books. Something you probably don’t want to admit to your friends you are reading if you are my age. It has drama, it has sex, and it has more drama. It’s easy to see why the teenagers love it.

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YA Horror Paranormal Author Books: Awakening & Possession Howdy, Dudettes & Dudes. I'm Catrina Burgess AKA Chaoscat I live in a small mining town in Arizona. The place at night is definitely spooky. I swear I've heard the wind giggle and sometimes there's a very odd breeze that blows at night. There's something unnatural about it--it's truly spooky and sends shivers down your spine. I love all things that go bump in the night. I adore old movies.I’m a huge Joss Wheldon fan. When I grow up I want to be a super hero. I want a cool red and black costume and I want some rocken powers. I've been known to eat pizza and cold Chinese food for breakfast and I’m the queen of the board game Stratego. I’ve never been beaten. NEVER! ;-) I have evil Chronic Fatigue. Which makes life challenging sometimes. Book 2 avaiable 10/14, Book 3 available 10/21 & Book 4 coming Feb 2016 The series had over 3 Million Reads on Wattpad/ Book 1 voted Wattpad Best Suspense 2014 Website - Follow me on Twitter @catrinaburgess1 Personal Facebook - Author Facebook - Check out the Dark Ritual reviews on GoodReads -
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