After Obsession (Review)

Let’s start with the positive. I loved the alternating narrators, switching off between Aimee and Alan’s points of view. It was cool to get inside both of their heads and see the events of the story from more than one perspective, especially since so much of the conflict is internal. I also really liked the concept of the story, the attention to detail in the background of the setup – like the pieces about Aimee’s mother – and the inclusion of Native American culture. It’s really rare for YA books to include any kind of diversity, and this wasn’t just a token mention: Alan’s spirituality is a key element in After Obsession.

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Endure (Review)

It was in this book that I really started to root for Astley and Zara to get together. Until that point, I had been hoping that it wouldn’t turn out to be a love triangle … but then Nick came back from Valhalla and I really started to find him irritating.

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Entice (Review)

A large portion of this book is spent tracing down Norse mythology and looking for an earthly entrance to Valhalla. I think this part was both a strength and a weakness of the book (and of the series overall). I liked the tie-ins and the modern takes on some of the mythology, but it seemed at times like it was a bit forced.

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Captivate (Review)

I really liked the direction that the series went with this book. With the arrival of Astley and another set of pixies, Zara and her friends and family are forced to confront their prejudices towards pixies. They’re also forced – particularly in Zara’s instance – to confront the choices they made when they imprisoned her father and his pixies in the house.

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