Title: After Obsession
Author: Carrie Jones & Steven Wedel
Series: Don't know...
Book #: 1
Reading Level: Young Adult
Book Rating: .5
Published: Sept. 13th, 2011.
by Bloomsbury USA Children
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.Taschima's PoV:
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 thought this book was a-okay. Nothing fancy or out of the ordinary, though a possession story is music to my ears. I was excited because the author was Carrie Jones so this would be my first time reading her, but overall wasn't that impressed. Her heroine is fine if not a little rough around the edges. She didn't stick to memory too well. She cried way too much. I wanted at times to yell at her to get a grip.
Now Alam, the Indian guy (everything time I think about Alan I imagine Taylor Lautner; which certainly helped) was a fascinating character. He brought a new refreshing perspective on the male mind, and I really enjoyed it whenever his part of the story came on. After Obsession is told in two points of view. Though, there were stuff that bothered me from Alan's side of the story. Like all the Indian rituals he found were online and he used sites like google to look for them, but they all seem to work out perfectly. Hell, I might go on google, search up Wicca and become a witch! It just seemed too easy. Another thing that bothered about the story is that I felt like a lot of vital information was left out. The story is definitely rough around the edges.
The thing I most liked about the story however was the relationship between Aimee and Alan. It was just so nice and "aww" and cute. I swear I kept reading to see how it would develop. It was a sweet love story, maybe a tad unrealistic when you count the amount of time passed, but still sweet and read worthy. Also the story went on pretty quickly, it was pretty easy to get into the book.
Another thing that bothered me was the evil in the book. I had no background info on the evil guy. I knew his name and that he wanted to walk earth because he was an evil spirit. That's it. No reason why a RIVER spirit would become evil at all. The story it's too one dimensional, I would have preferred if it was a little more fleshed out.
Easy, nice read with a cute love story. I think it's safe to say this book is not my next obsession, but it made for some good times.
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