After Obsession by Carrie Jones & Steven E. Wedel
Release Date: September 13, 2011
Age Group: Young Adult
Format: Advance Reader Copy
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Aimee and Alan have secrets. Both teens have unusual pasts and abilities they prefer to keep hidden. But when they meet each other, in a cold Maine town, they can’t stop their secrets from spilling out. Strange things have been happening lately, and they both feel that something-or someone- is haunting them. They’re wrong. Despite their unusual history and powers, it’s neither Aimee nor Alan who is truly haunted. It’s Alan’s cousin Courtney who, in a desperate plea to find her missing father, has invited a demon into her life-and into her body. Only together can Aimee and Alan exorcise the ghost. And they have to move quickly, before it devours not just Courtney but everything around her.
Filled with heart-pounding romance, paranormal activity, and rich teen characters to love-and introducing an exciting new YA voice, Steven Wedel-this novel is exactly what Carrie Jones fans have been waiting for. Meet your next obsession.
I’m a fan of Carrie Jone’s Need series so when I heard she had a new book coming out, or course I was excited! Then I saw the cover and was even more excited. Then once I read the summary I was completely hooked!
I was expecting to be a little bit more creeped out or more afraid than I was. I mean the book is about demon possession, but I just never got that spine tingling, this is scaring the crap out of me feeling. Normally I’m a big wuss too. There are some intense moments, I will say that much!
Aimee and Alan. This novel is told from alternating points of view. Once chapter we’ll have Aimee and then next chapter we’ll get Alan. Usually this duel perspective gives great insight into a character, but I still felt there was much more to Aimee and Alan than we got to see. Much of their chapters are figuring out their “visions” or “dreams” and what exactly they mean and why they are both in each other’s visions. While I enjoyed the characters of Aimee and Alan, I could take them or leave them. The characters that really made an impression on me were Aimee’s grandpa and her little brother and they really weren’t in the novel all that much! There was so much concentration on Aimee and Alan ridding this evil that we never really got to know much about them. CHEETO!
One aspect of the novel that I absolutely loved was the Native American folklore that was incorporated in this novel. Alan’s totem and his medicine bag, I wish we could have found out more about Alan’s Native American ancestry!
After Obsession was much more quickly paced than I was anticipating, I read the novel in one sitting and with it’s seriously dark nature I hadn’t expected to do that.
Readers who enjoy a light paranormal with a sweet romance will enjoy this one.
You might like After Obsession if you like: Lili St. Crow, Alyxandra Harvey & Heather Davis.