Saturday, September 10, 2011

After Obsession Review +Giveaway!! (CLOSED)

Book Info:
written by: Carrie Jones & Stephen Wedel
expected publication date: Sept 13th, 2011
Hardcover, 320 pages from Bloomsbury USA Childrens Books

My Review: 

ReadingNook Rating 3 out of 5 stars

Now unlike the norm I wasn't a huge fan of the Need series by Carrie Jones, BUT I read the synopsis of this book and knew I had never read anything with such a premise before, and I knew I needed to get my hands on a copy of it! 

After Obsession follows a boy named Alan who after the death of his uncle moves across the country with his mother to live with his Aunt and cousin Courney. The storyline alternates between the perspective of Alan and Courtney's best friend Aimee. There's something not right with Courtney and both Aimee and Alan realize it soon into the book, Alan feels a weird prescence in his aunt's house soon after moving in, Was this the reason he really came here?

I'm not going to get into great detail about the book because I feel like there was so much going on that it would be hard to really get into detail without spoiling something, but this book is creepy, and very unique. While I did enjoy this book I almost was hoping for more of a creepy-ness factor and kind of had quite a few that's it? moments and moments that the story just dragged on for me, Which is why I gave it the three star rating. I didn't dislike this book at all, I just wish it went a little further into the creepyness, and that I was hoping for more from the story. This book is def. a great book for Halloween so if you like creepy books with a unique twist you should def. pick it up this coming Oct.
Oh and I don't think i'll ever look at cheetos again without looking for Marilyn Monroe! (you'll understand when you read the book)


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  1. Great review girl. Cant wait to read this book. I really loved Need so excited to read something else by carrie.

  2. Thanks for the awesome review and giveaway. My favorite Halloween read is a book I just finished yesterday: Anna Dressed In Blood. Looking forward to reading another creepy book!
    I'm a new follower (GFC name: Lucy)

  3. Thanks for the giveaway! I would say Frost by Marianna Baer would be a great Halloween read. So creepy!
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  4. My favorite halloween read is actually Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, weird? But I love to read about Candy on Halloween. But if I had to chose a "scary" book I would chose The Devouring Series by Simon Holt
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  5. Rot and Ruin is probably my favorite Halloween book. TO be honest zombies scare the hell out of me so that book was pretty intense for me!

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  6. This books sounds good and I love books that are told by alternating characters perspectives.

    I think my Halloween read will be Stephen King's Carrie. I've been a little creeped out to start it, but I think it's about time.

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  7. thanks for the giveaway. I don't have a favorite halloween read, maybe will be one of stephen king's books.

    I really like to read this book. thanks again.

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  8. I really liked Cold Kiss which is a zombie novel and plan on re-reading it once it's published. :)

  9. Awesome review!
    My fave Halloween read would be.. Project 17 by Laurie faria Stolarz!

  10. thanks for the giveaway ! :D

    my favorite halloween read must be The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff...creepy book!

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  11. The creepiest novel I really liked would be Savannah Grey by Cliff McNish. Loved it and thanks for the amazing giveaway!

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  12. I just read some Poe when I'm in a Halloweeny mood. :) He can definitely be creepy.


  13. I have not read that many I can think of but The Replacement I did read I liked it! Thank you so much what a great giveaway!

  14. Hmm.. my favorite Halloween read? Right now Anna Dressed in Blood comes to mind. I just read it, and it's a good ghost story!!

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  15. Hmmmm mine would probably be something wicked this way comes!! Creepy :)

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  16. My Halloween read would be Shadow Bringer by David Calcutt. It messes with your head.

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