Monday, March 12, 2012

After Obsession by Carrie Jones and Steve E. Wedel

A boy named Alan is forced to move from his home town in Oklahoma to Maine to live with his aunt and his cousin, Courtney, who has just lost her father in a boating accident. Alan meets Courtney's best friend Aimee and they immediately feel a strong connection. It turns out that they both have special powers that in the long run will save all of their town and Courtney's life. They start having feelings for each other and both struggle to keep them under wraps.  Aimee just broke up with her boyfriend a little after Alan arrives so she doesn't want to immediately start another relationship, because he is acting strange in a bad way. In fact the whole town is acting strange. It turns out that many years ago a brave hero trapped a dragon in the lake. Every decade, he tries to take over someone's body, in order to live and spread his hate. It has taken over Courtney, and Alan and Aimee must work together to get the spirit out of her before it completely takes over.

I loved this book and I had a hard time putting it down. I would recommend this book to anyone older than 14.   There is a bit of strong language, so it is more suitable for older teens.  I thought Carrie Jones and Steven Wedel made an amazing writing team. They make you feel like you're right beside Alan and Aimee through all the ups and downs. Their detail is amazingly good and it blew me away. The thing I loved most about the book was the character of Alan. He is kind and gentle, but has a hidden strength that makes him a reliable person. His relationship with Aimee was also written really realistically. The other interesting part about the book is that one paragraph is written through Alan's eyes and the next is through Aimee's eyes, so the chapters switch back and forth between Alan and Aimee (which was a new and enjoyable twist). I give this book two thumbs up!

 Rating: 9
Content: 1
Reviewer Age:15
Reviewer City, State and Country: Tucson, AZ usa