After Obsession by Carrie Jones and Steven E Wedel
|After Obsession by Carrie Jones and Steven E Wedel|
|Reviewer: Catherine Bakes|
|Summary: Aimee's best friend Courtney has just lost her father, presumed drowned. But Courtney won't accept that he's gone, and invites a demon into her body in a desperate plea to find her father. Now, Aimee and Courtney's Navajo cousin, Alan have to exorcise the demon to save Courtney, and everything around them.|
|Buy? Yes||Borrow? Yes|
|Pages: 320||Date: September 2011|
|Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC|
|External links: Author's website|
Aimee Avery isn't a normal teenage girl. She has supernatural abilities – Aimee is a healer. But something evil is calling to her to the River, like her mother who drowned in the River. Aimee's mum had supernatural abilities too, and was branded insane by those around her. But was she? Or is there something really out there killing people in the river? Was Aimee's mum's suicide a suicide at all?
Courtney's Dad is missing, presumed dead after a boat accident on the river, just another death in a long list of river deaths. But Courtney is convinced he's not dead, so much so that she's invited a demon into her life and her body – The River Man. The spirit that Aimee's mum was terrified of and calls to Aimee.
Alan and his mum have moved to live with his cousin Courtney to help her and his Auntie now that his Uncle is dead. Alan never knew his father, the only thing he knows is that he was Navajo and his name was Whitedeer. Alan has supernatural abilities too, thanks to his Navajo roots and he's not going to let his cousin be possessed without a fight. Together Aimee and Alan team up to fight an evil that has smothered the town for hundreds of years.
This book terrified me in places, and I found myself jumping at sudden noises while I was engrossed in it – it's certainly well paced. The book is written in alternating view points by Aimee (Carrie Jones) and Alan (Steven E. Wedel) which does add something extra to this book – the character voices and personality are well built upon because of this varying writing style between the two authors. There were moments when the alternating authors got a bit confusing, but overall it worked well.
The plot is interesting, frightening and something new in the supernatural genre, which is always a plus in a genre that is getting swamped by vampires. I loved the Navajo aspect of the plot, but wish there would have been more of it – it was something quite special. Overall, it was good book and had a nice romantic storyline running alongside the main supernatural story, the relationship between Aimee and Alan was exciting to see develop. If you like your supernatural romances this is the book for you!
A big thank you to Bloomsbury for sending me another great book.
If you haven't read the Need by Carrie Jones that is a good place to start for more supernatural romance. Dead Beautiful by Yvonne Woon is another good romantic story with a supernatural twist. You might also enjoy Lucerin: Identity by Dan Corns and The Soul Trade by E E Richardson, The Years of Fading Magic by Kenelm Averill or The Devil's Ladder by Graham Joyce.
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