Review: The Obsession (The Obsession, #1) by Jesse Q. Sutanto

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Review: The Obsession (The Obsession, #1) by Jesse Q. SutantoThe Obsession (The Obsession #1) by Jesse Q. Sutanto
Published by Sourcebooks Fire on February 2, 2021
Genres: Contemporary, Suspense, Young Adult Fiction
Format: eBook (230 pages)
Source: Library
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A classic sort of love story...except somebody might wind up dead.

Nobody knows Delilah like Logan does. Nobody. He makes sure of it by learning everything he can through her social media and watching her through a hidden camera he has trained on her house. Some might call him a stalker. Logan prefers to be called “romantic”.

But after Logan sees Delilah killing her abusive stepfather, he realizes there’s still more about her to discover. His sweet, perfect Delilah isn’t so perfect after all.

Delilah knows she should feel guilty, but all she feels is free. She’s so over the men in her life controlling her. Except Logan saw what she did, and he won’t let her forget it.

Delilah is done being the victim. And she refuses to be a character in Logan’s twisted fantasy. If Logan won’t let her go…she’ll make him.


Proceed With Caution:

This book contains stalking, blackmail, emotional manipulation, talk of suicide, domestic abuse, murder, and drug use.

The Basics:

The Obsession is narrated by Logan, a disturbed young man, and Delilah, the new object of his affection. Logan has a history of stalking and obsession with girls, but she killed herself under mysterious circumstances. Now Logan has his eyes on new girl, Delilah, who happens to look just like Sophie. And she clearly needs his protection, whether she wants it or not.

My Thoughts:

The Obsession is one of those books that I knew I had to read immediately. I am obsessed (pardon the pun) with stalkers and if-I-cant-have-you-no-one-can type stories. Logan is a straight up creep and highly disturbed and I could not put this down! We meet him in therapy where he’s saying the exact right things, but his inner thoughts? My goodness. This boy needs real help. Seriously. Then he lays eyes on Delilah and that is it. He’s off on another round of unhealthy behavior in the name of love.

Things really get going when Logan is reviewing his hidden camera footage and sees Delilah accidentally on purpose killing her mother’s boyfriend which had been declared a freak accident. He uses it as a way to weasel into her life as her boyfriend. He says it’s not blackmail. Just proof of his feelings! He loves her despite her being a murderer! It’s true love! He’ll protect her forever! OMG…just no. Obviously Delilah is highly freaked out by this situation. She doesn’t want to go to prison for murdering her abuser, but she also does not want to date another abuser. But she has a plan! Kind of!

I seriously could not stop reading The Obsession. I had to know the lengths that both of these characters would go to. Logan just wants Delilah to himself forever and ever and ever. Delilah wants to get the heck away from Logan forever and ever and ever, while staying out of jail. She also has another secret, which her stalker never found out, but she’s gotta handled that too. I had to know!

The only thing that kept me from giving The Obsession a full five stars was the Sophie situation. I’m still confused about that. I get that Logan was “in love” with her, but she was just using him….for? Something. I don’t know. Then she killed herself? But something is missing. I don’t know. And she looked identical to Delilah which was brought up a few times, so I was expecting something to come of that. But nothing. Either way, The Obsession was most excellent.

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