Friday, 9 September 2011

TEEN: After Obsession - Carrie Jones and Steven E Wedel

Release Date: 05/09/11


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.


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, so it was with great joy when I opened up the envelope to find this sitting on my doorstep. Whilst I’m not familiar with Steven, I trust Carrie to give me something a little different and moved it to the top of my To Be Read pile.

As such it was started pretty quickly and as usual with Carrie, it went onto become an “ignorant” day. (You know, the days when you’re that engrossed that everyone else calls you ignorant.) What unfurls is a story of magic, of ability and with two characters leading the way, a story that is told from two perspectives and done well. Add to this great prose, decent dialogue and two lead characters that will appeal to a lot of readers. Finally, throw in some Native American myths (a trait that is becoming pretty common these days in the YA arena) and it was a story that was a lot of fun all in. I can’t wait to see what these two come up with next.

1 comment:

  1. I haven't had the pleasure of reading Ms Jones' work but plan too. I have to say, I love the book cover art! Thank you for your review!