by Carrie Jones and Steven E. Wedel
Book: Stand Alone
Pub Date: September 2011
Genre: Young Adult
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Aimee and Alan have secrets. Both teens have unusual pasts and abilities they prefer to keep hidden. But when they meet each other, in a cold Maine town, they can't stop their secrets from spilling out. Strange things have been happening lately, and they both feel 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, Steven Wedel-this novel is exactly what Carrie Jones fans have been waiting for. Meet your next obsession.
My Review: I had to try with this book. About ten chapters in, I had to put the book down and decide if I should keep going or not.
I'm not saying the book was bad. But but I barely found the book interesting at this point. Its told by two different people. Aimee and Alan. They are good characters, and I liked them, though I would have liked it if they were built up more in the beginning. I also liked the idea of this river man, and the dreams. But being this close to being halfway through the book, things should have speed up more and become more interesting.
However, after finishing the book, it really didn't change my mind. It was an okay book. I think if it had more details in certain situations, the pace sped up, and better built characters, than this book would have been a bigger hit with me.