I just finished reading After Obsession by Carrie Jones and Steven E. Wedel for a Bloomsbury blog tour.
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've read all of the Need series by Carrie Jones and really enjoyed them so I couldn't wait to read this book. And while I enjoyed it, I didn't seem to get as into it as I did with the need series. For some reason, the writing seemed different. I don't know how to explain it. I know that the Aimee's scenes were written by Carrie Jones but it didn't flow as well for me. Sounds silly, but there were times where there could have been contractions but instead the two full words were written out and so it seemed almost a little formal to me.
That being said, I loved that we got to know the story from two points of view. I liked seeing both Aimee's side and Alan's side. And I liked that while Alen and Aimee's relationship seemed to come together so quickly, they didn't jump into the physical aspect. And while the plot wasn't the most interesting to me (demon possession isn't my fav. topic), the story definitely had me hanging on and wondering what was going to happen next.
This was a quick read--I read it in pretty much one sitting! And I love the cover. There's something just so intriguing about it!
I gave this book a rating of 3.5/5.
This book fulfills items in the following challenges:
2011 100+ Reading Challenge: 85
2011 ARC Reading Challenge: 68
2011 Young Adult Reading Challenge: 66
*FTC Disclosure: This book was given to me for free by Bloomsbury USA for a honest review.
Go here to see the trailer for After Obsession