Monday, February 13

Possession by Elana Johnson

Possession by Elana Johnson
Release Date:  June 7, 2011
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Age Group: Young Adult
Pages: 416

Summary: 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 Thoughts: Possession was DIFFERENT. I've heard such negative reviews of this one, I was very hesitant going in. We are introduced to Violet aka V who lives in a society where people are supposed to follow the rules, not to think on their own. Basically,   there is a society of Goodies that live on Goodgrounds and Baddies from the Badlands. Another group is also around. They are a group of people called the Special Forces and Association of Directors who are from Freedom.  The thinkers make everyone listen to daily recordings training them to be good.

V lives with her mother. Her father is gone and her sister Ty is dead.

One night, as V is out walking with Zenn; her Goodie match aka boyfriend she gets picked up and taken away. It is against the rules to be out with a boy after dark.

She gets thrown into a cell with a boy Baddie named Jag. How ironic is it she gets put with a boy?

Jag and V become allies and plan to break out before they are forced to be controlled and help out by using their talents.

Jag and V are on the run from the people in control and must make a lot of hard decisions along their journey, including who should be V's real mate; Zenn or Jag? Who does she care about more?

I'm not going to go on and on about the plot. A lot happens and some people really loved this book and some hated it. I won't lie, it was confusing at parts, but I got it. I really liked getting to know Jag and he was probably the most interesting character for me. I liked Zenn but I just wasn’t drawn to him like I was with Jag.   

Violet was a good main character but at times, I felt like she was naive. And the other characters, I enjoyed immensely.

Possession is going to be either a love/hate book for you. For me, it was 4 cupcakes because I liked the plot, and I understood it. It was also fast paced and a lot happened, which could be confusing at times for others.

Overall: I really enjoyed it. I didn't love it as much as other dystopians but I also didn't dislike it as I have others. Some of the lingo could be confusing if you don't pay 100% attention. It was a solid 4 cupcake read for me.

Cover: I like it but its so plain! Such a white cover! But I do like the butterfly.

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Vivien said...

I liked this book even more after finding out that there will be a companion. Wasn't one of my favorites but overall good.

Lisa-Marie Jordan said...

Okay, this book sounds really good; definitely putting it on my TBR list! Also, I love the cover! Simple and not so busy like some other covers these days. Sometimes less is more!


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