12 February 2012

Book Review: After Obsession

After Obsession by Carrie Jones & Steven E. Wedel

Format: Paperback (arc)
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Published: 13th September 2011
Pages: 307
Main Characters: Aimee, Alan, Courtney
Date Started: 5th February 2012
Date Finished: 9th February 2012
Rating Given: **

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 had high hopes for this book it sounded like it had such potential but in the end it just fell flat.

This book was a different kind of book for me which wasn't a good experience. I have watched films/TV with the same kind of theme but done better as it was made more creepier which is the main thing that didn't work for me, for example, the bad guy was called 'The River Man' which as you can see is not creepy.

The other thing that fell flat was the romance side of the book with Aimee and Alan it just happened one minute they couldn't go there and then the next minute they was calling each other boyfriend/girlfriend. Aimee was an alright character on her own and especially with her brother just not with Alan. I didn't like the way she understood about the possession yet she still couldn't forgive Blake yet she could Courtney. Alan again was an alright character and very sweet it just didn't work with the chemistry.

One of the side stories was a bit weird as well with a Cheeto that supposedly looked like Marilyn Monroe even though everyone else thought otherwise it was just a random and pointless part of the story.

What I did like about this book was the possession of some of the village it was written really well but I think it could have been taken further. I did like the action towards the end it really kept you on the edge I just wish there was more of this in the whole of the book.

This book is a stand alone book which I was actually very disappointed with because there was still a lot of unanswered questions and with it being a short book it felt very rushed where they could have took there time and made it into a trilogy it could have been so much better that way.

I haven't read many duet authors the ones that I have one the partnerships worked and another partnership never worked for me and this partnership falls in the never worked category.

Overall it wasn't the worst book that I have ever read but it by far wasn't the best.


  1. Oh bummer. I have this on my TBR mountain! It looked interesting and the cover is really intriguing too. Now I'm kinda scared to read it, but will still give it a try! Hope your next read is better!

    1. You may like it as a lot of people do I am just one of those that doesn't. Glad your going to it give it a try.