Oct 12, 2012

Something a bit different and a whole lot of AWESOME! My Review of Possession by Elana Johnson!

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
This book definitely makes you think. In fact, I spent so much time trying to figure things out, the story as a whole just flew by! I'm not sure if this was a bad thing or a good thing though? It had it's ups and downs. More ups than downs of course. The plot was truly different! I was in fact wowed by the overall theory behind everything. Once I finally realized that everything circled around these characters and their "abilities" then I was able to finally put two and two together.

One thing I loved. The fact that I could literally hear the thinkers in my head! The main character Vi is constantly fighting an inner battle between her thoughts and the thoughts that are constantly being pushed into her mind. I fought that battle along with her. Who was right? Who was wrong? Believe them? Or believe in yourself? I still have no idea!

The romance between Vi and Jag was something I favored as well. I loved it, and had it figured out right from the beginning. Although my allegiance did waver a bit towards Zenn in the end, just like Vi! LOL! I was with ya all the way Vi! All the way!

When a book has you taking sides and rooting for it's characters! That's when you know you've read something special! This book was definitely something special! Unique! Totally different! I couldn't get enough!

With an ending that leaves you wondering if the "bad guys" truly won. (Or were they the bad guys after all? I'm still not sure?) And an aching cry for our characters to get a second chance. Any reader would just beg for more. I've read the synopsis for part two and I've got one thing left to say. I'm reading it! SOON! In fact, I might just read it.. RIGHT NOW! :)

Four stars from me for something a bit different and a whole lot of awesome!


  1. Great review. I totally agree. I've already read Surrender too. If anything, it's even better than book 1 of the series. I thought it was brilliant.

  2. It had it's ups and downs. More ups than downs of course. The plot was truly different....

  3. Oh yes, this was a book that had my brain in knots! Its very different but I love a book that messes with you like that!

  4. This book sounds very cool! I'll definitely keep an eye out for it!