Author: Carrie Jones & Steven E. Wedel
Reading Level: Young Adult
ARC, 307 pages
Date Published: September 13, 2011
Description (Taken from Goodreads):
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.
Aimee and Alan are two teens that are perfect for one another. A little too perfect at times and their romantic longings kick off quickly, but they’re both very easy to like. Aimee’s relationship with her younger brother Benji is adorable. For all the older sisters out there, you’ll appreciate their playful banter and obvious love for one another.
Alan’s Native American heritage plays a large role in the book and his uncertainty about it moves the plot along and pulls the reader in. We don’t know where everything is going because Alan and Aimee aren’t sure either. Courtney, Alan’s cousin, is maybe possessed and the disturbing things surrounding her are very much a freaky thing. Reading about Ouija board experiences, River Men, phantom footsteps, and shadow people in the window all gave me a horror move vibe. And I loved it.
Carrie Jones is back again, and teaming up with YA newcomer Steven E. Wedel, in this fast-paced, plot-driven, creepfest of a novel. Some things about Aimee and Alan could have been explained more,but reading After Obsession still makes the reader rethink every bump in the night, every creak of the floorboards, and every single out-of-the-ordinary occurrence. Jones and Wedel have delivered a hauntingly good book that mixes movie style possession with Native American lore, and it does it flawlessly. Make sure you check this one out.
Opening line: You are mine.
You all will be mine. ~ pg. 2
Favorite lines/passages: (The wicked freaky knife scene is my favorite, but I don’t want to give that away) Walking like a man in the face of fear. Sometimes it’s the best we can do. ~ pg. 71
*This is the ARC version and lines, pages, cover art may differ from final copy
*This review is my honest opinion and I received no monetary compensation from it.
Find Carrie Jones online:
Buy it online:
GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED
Open to US only
Normal Contest Policy applies
One entry per person
To enter, leave a comment (with some way to contact you) answering the following:
What's your favorite creepy book or movie?