Monday, March 2, 2015

Review: After Obsession by Carrie Jones and Steven Wedel


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.

Summary is from Goodreads.

Is this part of a series? No
Pages: 305
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Children's
Source: Sent for review when I was still blogging.
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After Obsession was a quick read. While I had some issues with the novel, I still found it enjoyable. I'm going to do this review in a list format since it will help get what I'm thinking put into this review easier.

1. The premise of the story. It was original, and something I haven't seen in many, if any, young adult books.
2. The cover! It's absolutely adorable!
3. Aimee and Alan (the main characters). They were totally enjoyable and likeable.

Didn't Like:
1. The way the plot moved. Some places it seemed like it moved too fast, others it seemed moved too slow.
2. Some of the writing seemed a little bit choppy. I'm not sure what could've been done to fix this, but it just seemed really choppy to me in places.
3. I was expecting it to be a lot more scary and creepy. I wish it had been!

Overall: After Obsession is still a book to check out, even though I thought it was just an okay read.

Grade: C


I was in no way, shape, or form paid for this review.  

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