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  •  inescapable - amy a bartol
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  •  someone to love - addison moore
  •  breaking beautiful - jennifer shaw wolf
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  •  the edge of never - ja redmerski
  •  independence - shelly crane

Saturday, November 3, 2012

{Review} Possession by Elana Johnson

by Elana Johnson
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Pages: 416
Source: Purchased
Available as of June 7, 2011
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Vi knows the Rule: Girls don't walk with boys, and they never even think about kissing them. But no one makes Vi want to break the Rules more than Zenn...and since the Thinkers have chosen him as Vi's future match, how much trouble can one kiss cause? The Thinkers may have brainwashed the rest of the population, but Vi is determined to think for herself.

But the Thinkers are unusually persuasive, and they're set on convincing Vi to become one of them...starting by brainwashing Zenn. Vi can't leave Zenn in the Thinkers' hands, but she's wary of joining the rebellion, especially since that means teaming up with Jag. Jag is egotistical, charismatic, and dangerous--everything Zenn's not. Vi can't quite trust Jag and can't quite resist him, but she also can't give up on Zenn.

This is a game of control or be controlled. And Vi has no choice but to play.


My Review:
Holy crap. I think this is the first book where I've been so clueless as to how it would end. Elana Johnson sucked me in to her entrancing story of power and control.

You only have two options, Duty or Death. Violet Schoenfeld wants a third option. She doesn't know who she is, but what she does know is that she doesn't want to be controlled. Little does she know that her life is about to change. Her world is about to turn upside down and it's more than just her life on the line.

I loved Vi. She was so out of control. She cut her hair and dyed it, is a thief, ignores the rules, and does pretty much anything she wants. She is the furthest thing from controlled. Then there is her true math, Zenn. He was chosen to join the Special Forces. Now he has little control over his life.

Wow. I have never been thrown by more than one twist in any story. Possession made my jaw drop four times. Completely blindsided. I loved it. This story really made me think about how much control is too much. I felt like "Big Brother" had a big hand in every little movement anyone made and an even bigger role in Vi's life. In the end, it really came down to being selfish or selfless. Vi had a big decision she had to battle throughout the story and it was between what she wanted and what was best.

Overall, Possession was expertly crafted and had me on the edge of my seat. The further I read, the more attached and invested I became in Vi's life. This was by far one of the best dystopian's I've read. A must read!


Elisabeth said...

Surprises are always awesome! Good ones, that is. =)

Britta said...

Just stopping by to say thank you for signing up for the 2013 Standalone Reading Challenge - best of luck to you!

Good luck with your thesis!


Jenn Renee said...

another series that I need to get. I have had my eye on it for a while but never pick it up. great review, makes me want to go get the book tonight.

Ems said...

YES. This is one that completely threw me as well. It's rare to find a book with as many surprises as this one had, and I loved it. A book that keeps me guessing stays with me for a very long time!

Great review!

Lizz Neill said...

I want to read this book so bad

YA Vixens said...

I have had this book on my shelf for a good 6mo! I haven't read it yet. I knew it sounded amazing but now I really want to read it!!! Great review.

YA Vixens

Caroline said...

I read this book a few weeks ago and I definitely agree. It was a great book!

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