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After Obsession by Carrie Jones and Steve E Wedel

Friday, September 9, 2011

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.

Goodreads Summary

This is a terrific blend of male and female point of views.  The authors clearly worked very well together, their distinct styles are clear without overpowering one of the other.

Aimee is one of the main characters.  She is sweet, compassionate, somewhat sarcastic, and protective.  Her friend and Alan's cousin, Courtney, is slowly being taken over by an "evil" by the name of "River Man."  Aimee begins the novel with a sarcastic flair that will endear the reader to her, she's surprisingly fun to read about.  A lot happens to Aimee in the beginning of the book.  She thinks she is contacted by her dead mother on several occasions, she breaks up with her longtime boyfriend, she meets her love interest, and she realizes that her friend, Courtney, is in serious danger.

Alan is her counterpart.  When he meets Aimee there is an instant attraction.  He is part Navajo and adheres to many customs, making the novel that much more interesting to the reader.  Alan is protective, charismatic, kind, determined, and funny.  Aimee and Alan's relationship will grow during the novel, it is believable and the reader will enjoy following it.  Alan is one of those characters that a reader will love.  He isn't afraid to fight for what he believes in or go out of his way to help a friend.

This book is a must-read, very enjoyable for any young adult/teen/adult.  The events are super fast-paced and the ending is exhilarating and exciting.  The secondary characters are just as awesome to get to know. 

5 Stars

I received this book from an ARC tour thanks to: