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After Obsession [Paperback]

Carrie Jones , Steven E. Wedel
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Book Description

5 Sep 2011
Aimee and Alan have unusual pasts and secrets they prefer to keep hidden. Aimee's deceased mother struggled with mental illness and hallucinations, and Aimee thinks it could be hereditary. After all, she sees a shadowy river man where there isn't one. And then there was that time she and her best friend Courtney tried to conjure a spirit with a Ouija board . . .

Alan is Courtney's cousin. His family moved to Maine when Courtney's father went missing. It's not just Alan's dark good looks that make him attractive. He is also totally in touch with a kind of spiritual mysticism from his Native American heritage. And it's not long before Aimee has broken up with her boyfriend . . .

But it's not Aimee or Alan who is truly haunted - it's Courtney. In a desperate plea to find her father, Courtney invites a demonic presence into her life. Together, Aimee and Alan must exorcise the ghost, before it devours Courtney - and everything around her.

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  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Childrens (5 Sep 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1408818272
  • ISBN-13: 978-1408818275
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 19.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 480,717 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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'Carrie Jones is the real thing: a talented author. Her detailing is exquisite, her powers of observation, superb' (Tim Wynne-Jones, author)

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Move over, pixies - bestselling author Carrie Jones is exorcising ghosts in this entirely new teen paranormal offering

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing! 10 Nov 2011
Just recently, I have been thinking that the YA genre needs a bit more originality. There are so many vampire, werewolf etc books out there now that I sometimes get a bit bored of reading about the same kind of things. Jones and Wedel definitely brought something unique and original to the table with After Obsession. It if hadn't been for the strong image on the front cover, I would have thought that this book was about something completely different and not demon possession. I was so happy when I realised what the book was actually about as I hadn't read anything like this ever before. Yes, we have had book with demons as main characters etc but nothing like this. The fact that a demon is trying to possess Courtney creeped the hell out of me. The writing style is so dark and scary that I was kind of glad that I read it in the day time. I think I would have been a little scared had I read it at night.

Sometimes having a book told from different characters can be a massive mistake but I thought it was perfect for After Obsession. Aimee and Alan have very different voices so even without their names on the first page of a chapter, you can easily tell who is telling the story. If this book hadn't been told this way, I think we would have missed out on a lot of important things and not everything happens when Aimee and Alan are together. Infact, quite a lot happens when they are apart and I loved being able to find out things from each character. Also, this way of telling the story gave a lot of insight into both main characters' pasts that we wouldn't have gotten to know about otherwise.

Aimee was a wonderful main female character and she had so much going for her.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable and fun YA 9 Nov 2011
This little treat arrived in my mailbox not too long ago and it was a real surprise because I wasn't expecting it but had seen the cover image floating around the blogs and must say it looks just as gorgeous in reality as it does online. Creepy and eerily beautiful at the same time. Written in partnership by Carrie Jones (writer of the very successful Need series) and Steven L. Wedel (who I admit; I don't know much about but he's a fantasy fiction author for adults rather than YA) both combined their talent pool for the story of two lives meeting in strange circumstance. The basis of the story is how when two people meet at the right time and in the right place they may be drawn together by bigger things then attraction. When their town is being besieged by an evil force out to kill and seek a way into the real world they find themselves at the core of the problems trying to survive. Kind of a buzz kill when you're Alan: the new kid in town and you're just hoping to fit in and play some football. Harder still for Alan is that he has the added factor of being half Native American and thus makes it harder for him to slip into the background quite so easily like he'd probably prefer.

Aimee's had her life haunted by her and her mother's past and now things are getting strange and she's feeling drawn to the new boy at school who's the cousin of her BBF Courtney. Life is complicated for all three youths; Courtney's dad is missing presumed dead and she's on the edge of the darkness and depression, Alan can't help but be drawn to Aimee, the dream girl with the red hair and Aimee has her mother's death as a constant shadow over her life and she herself has strange `talents' that she's sometimes afraid of.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars BelleBooks 25 Aug 2011
First of all, a massive Thank You to Bloomsbury Publishing for sending me this book to review!
I hadn't even heard of it until I showed up on my doorstep, once I read the back of the book I had to start it right away it just sounded so good!

After Obsession is written from two different points of view, Aimee and Alan's. Carrie Jones writes Aimee's point of view and S.E. Wedel writes Alan's point of view. This was a really interesting concept for me, I'd never read a collaboration book before and wasn't too sure what to expect. First I thought that maybe the two different writing styles would clash with each other and make the book difficult to read. I was completely wrong! Since each author writes from a different viewpoint it actually works out so much better than books with just one author but writing from different characters viewpoints. It's as if both characters completely come to life, their personalities and thoughts seem more real that they would with just one author writing both parts!

After Obsession had me guessing from page one! I knew there was a ghost aspect to the book, but didn't have a clue what was going to happen or how the characters where going to get through the next dilemma after barely surviving the last one!

The story follows Aimee, Alan and his cousin Courtney as they face the very scary possibility that Courtney may be possessed by a ghost. Not just any ghost but the River Man. The ghost who is responsible for so many deaths in the river near Aimee's house, including the death of her own mother.
Aimee is also coming to terms with the fact that she has inherited her mothers psychic abilities, and might have also inherited her craziness along the way as well.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Unbelievably Dull.
(Source: Purchased on kindle from for 99p.)
Aimee has dreams that come true, and she can also heal injuries with her touch. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Sarah
4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable
I remember reading a review for this book and thinking it sounded interesting so I added it to my wish list and bought it when I was on a book buying spree (I don't manage too many... Read more
Published 9 months ago by Me, My Books and I
4.0 out of 5 stars Nice romance
I did feel that this was a little bit of a YA book for me although i stuck with it and read it through, it is quite a nice little romance and a half decent storyline but not... Read more
Published 22 months ago by Ms. Sally Willilams
4.0 out of 5 stars Review of After Obsession
When I began reading this book I thought it was going to be aimed at the teen market which in my case was a long time ago but I persevered and was rewarded with a story that... Read more
Published on 13 Jan 2012 by Denwalt
4.0 out of 5 stars Beautifully crafted supernatural thriller
I bought this on a Kindle 'offer of the day' and I am really pleased I did. It is innovative in terms of the subject, the main characters - especially Alan as the part-Navajo lead,... Read more
Published on 26 Dec 2011 by Pete Fischer
3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting mythology, I just expected more scary stuff
I have been dying to read this one ever since I received it. The cover is beautiful and the synopsis just screams creepy! Read more
Published on 3 Dec 2011 by The Slowest Bookworm
5.0 out of 5 stars fast paced, chilling and thrilling
I fell in love with this cover the first time I saw it, read the blurb which totally had me gagging to read it, but later made the connection that one of the authors, Carrie Jones... Read more
Published on 6 Nov 2011 by Jade
4.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant use of myth & legend
Written in first person narrative but with alternating perspectives of Aimee and Alan, providing depth and insight into the motivations and interactions of the central characters. Read more
Published on 1 Nov 2011 by Book Angel Emma
4.0 out of 5 stars Carrie's on Form. Great.
Carrie Jones is an author that burst on the scene a little while ago and presented a series of books that were not only imaginative but ones that as a reader I couldn't put down,... Read more
Published on 29 Aug 2011 by Gareth Wilson - Falcata Times Blog
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