Pages: 320 Pages
Release Date: September 13th, 2011
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
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.
I’ve been really excited to finally read a Carrie Jones novel, but after reading After Obsession, I can’t say I’m too impressed.
The whole idea of possession and cool powers is a good idea, but I don’t think the authors executed it really well. I wish there would’ve been more intake on Aimee and Alan’s powers as well as more history on them.
This story alternates point of views with Aimee and Alan which I liked. The relationship between Alan and Aimee seemed real and I liked how they didn’t love each other in the first three chapters. I didn’t like how Aimee broke up with her boyfriend Blake just because he said something a little racist. Sometimes, when I’m mad I can say bad stuff about people and it didn’t seem rational for her to end her relationship with him based on that.
Another thing I didn’t like was the writing style. I think that the authors made the characters voices seem a little too young. Also, there were a lot of unnecessary things said in their thoughts like “I can’t be a girlfriend to a racist” or “I beat him fair and square”.
Overall, I got through the whole book and I think that things really started getting exciting at the end. I wish that the hype hadn’t sounded too high because I expected some really good story after hearing good things about Carrie Jones’ Need series.