Blurb (from Goodreads):
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.
My rating: 1 of 5 stars
(Source: Purchased on kindle from Amazon.co.uk for 99p.)
Aimee has dreams that come true, and she can also heal injuries with her touch.
Alan has been forced to move across the country to live with his aunt and cousin after his uncle went missing.
Aimee has problems with her boyfriend (who is racist towards Alan who is Indian), and also believes that her house is haunted.
Alan also has a problem, in the form of his cousin Courtney who is behaving oddly after her father’s disappearance. After an incident in the cafeteria, Alan and Aimee decide that Courtney must be possessed.
Is Aimee’s house really haunted? Is Courtney possessed? And should Aimee dump her racist boyfriend and start a relationship with Alan?
This book was just dull. Really dull.
I can honestly say that I didn’t give two hoots about the characters in this book, and I really didn’t care what happened to them either. They just seemed really one-dimensional and immature to me. Alan just wanted to play football, and Aimee was pretty pre-occupied with switching boyfriends, considering that her best friend was possibly possessed. I mean really?
The storyline was just so boring. Even when something ‘spooky’ happened – like a knife spinning by itself I just couldn’t get excited or spooked, instead I was wondering how many more pages it was ’til the end of the book. And why did nobody question Aimee’s healing powers? Or move away from the house because it was haunted? Especially seeing the problems her bipolar mother had with said ghost/demon.
There was more to this book than just the possession – there was Alan’s problems with racism, Aimee’s problem with her boyfriend, who kinda beat her up a bit when she broke up with him. There was the storyline that Aimee’s mom was bipolar and people used to think that she was possessed, and a really annoying storyline about…. A cheeto that looked like Marylin Monroe (I kid you not). This lot really didn’t add much to the story though, it just bulked it out a bit, and slowed the pace of this dull tale even more.
I kept putting this book down and then forcing myself to pick it back up again, but I felt like I was wading through quicksand, and seriously wished I’d never even started this book.
The ending was also dull, and just downright unbelievable. Aimee can bring people back from the dead now too? What a wonderful skill to add to her resume, right next to ‘heals with hands’ that nobody ever questions either. Come the Fudge on Bridget. I’ve had enough.
Overall; a very dull paranormal possession story.
2.5 out of 10