Aimee and Alan have secrets. Both teens have unusual pasts, and abilities they prefer to keep hidden. But when they meet each other for the first time, in a cold Maine town, they can’t stop their secrets from spilling out. Strange things have been happening lately, and they both feel strongly that something, or someone, is haunting them. They’re wrong. Despite their unusual history and powers, it’s neither Aimee nor Alan who is truly haunted. It’s Alan’s cousin Courtney who, in a desperate plea to find her missing father, has invited a demon into her life—and into her body. Only together can Aimee and Alan exorcise the ghost. And they have to move quickly, before it devours not just Courtney, but everything around her…. Filled with heart-pounding romance, paranormal activity, and rich teen characters to love—and introducing an exciting new YA voice in Steven Wedel—this novel is exactly what Carrie Jones fans have been waiting for. Meet your next obsession.
Okay let's get straight to the point. Overall this book was good. However there was a lot I liked about this book and a few parts that I didn't. I like the whole possession part of the story. I can see how someone would think of sacrificing their soul in a desperate attempt to save a loved one. What I don't really like is that this book was written as a young adult. I feel that I would have taken it more seriously if it were written as an adult book. I feel teenagers don't have the experience needed to help in a possession situation. What I do like, their take charge attitude. Yeah I'm weird. Got to admire someone who doesn't give up even when people say to do so.
Letting go of a loved one is hard, but letting go of a beloved parent is even harder. I know. Been there still there. That's really where this story start. Courtney's dad went missing in the river. And she has a hard time believing that he isn't coming back. Even after weeks has been missing, she can't wrap her head around the fact that he's gone.
That's when Aimee (her bff) starts seeing changes in Courtney. Her random mood swings and sudden outbursts are something that's not common with Courtney. And that concerns Aimee, even her boyfriend is acting weird. People around school are more volatile and aggressive. Something's up! And she has to get to the bottom of it.
Having to deal with the loss of her husband and now raising a teen daughter on her own. Courtney's mom asks her sister and her nephew Alan to come live with her through their hard times. Basically she's looking for company, a helping hand and some kind words. But Courtney's now changing for the worst. And her cousin is noticing exactly what is happening. Now it's up to him and Aimee to help her because their isn't a medical doctor in the world that can help Courtney with her dilemma. Possession.
I liked this book. It was well written. The authors didn't drag the possession along or slowed it down. It was well paced. Being that this is a paranormal YA, some characters have a special gift. And you'll notice them throughout the story. Now with a possession in hand Alan figured out what he had to do to help the situation. Now here is where my issue lies. I feel that as a teenager you are not mature enough to handle a possession especially without experience. Maybe if they had an adult helping them, the story would have been better in my eyes. However, given Alan's native Indian background, maybe it's in his blood to deal with this kinds of situations. Overall this was a good story. I enjoyed it and would recommend it to those that is interested in a paranormal YA. I give this book a 3.5 stars.