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This is a game of control or be controlled. And Vi has no choice but to play.
Possession by Elana Johnson
First in series
Published: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 416

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. 
I am not much of a dystopian-lover, but I have noticed lately every dystopia book I have picked up so far..I have maybe this is a sign I need to start picking these up more. Possession by Elana Johnson did not fall short of my expectations what so ever, infact, it went way past them. Possession is about a snarky girl named Vi who lives in a world runned by the Thinkers, they tell you what to think..and if you don’t listen to Them you get sent to the bad-lands a place for free thinkers..and this is exactly where they want to send Vi..she has gotten in more trouble then most..and now they want to punish her for it…the only thing is….being sent to the bad-lands isn’t all that bad of an idea in Vi’s head..I mean she would have Jag..the boy she just met, but can’t stop thinking about…but what she doesn’t realize is the Thinkers don’t want to punish her, no, the Thinkers want her to join them, become one of them, become what she hates, or die…those are her choices. In a race against the Thinkers Vi will have to make hard decisions, ones that involve her head…and her heart..

I was quite surprised about how much I loved this book, I had been set up to think I wouldn’t enjoy it based off of other bad reviews, but now that I have finished it I can say I loved it! I had a lot of things in this book I loved, the tech, the thinkers, the bad lands, but the thing that caught my attention the most was deff the characters. Elana Johnson has formed wonderful characters in this book, I absolutely loved Vi, and don’t even get me started on Jag he was perfect. Even the ‘bad guy’ characters I found myself enjoying in this story.

Now..time to talk about the ending…ARE YOU KIDDING ME!? That ending was crazy, such a twist, but I loved it, it will leave you ripping out your hair in irritation!  The worst part? The next book doesn’t come out till next June…NEXT JUNE. Ugh why must they torture me so?

Anywho, Possession was a great debut, a great adventure, and an awesome romance. If you like dystopia books such as the Uglies, this book will not disappoint, even if you don’t like dystopia you will probably like this.

-WARNING: This book will get confusing if you don’t read everysingle word, so if you’re a skimmer I do not recommend this book


Bookish Brunette said...

I honestly loved this book, but had to go with 4 stars BECAUSE I was confused throughout the first HALF! lol! And I swear I read every single word... Sometimes twice! Awesome review chick!

Haley @ YA-Aholic said...

I know exactly what you mean, I had re-read SO much in this book it was ridicules!!! but in the end I enjoyed it also (:

Cary Cheyenne. said...

Great review! I'm reading Possession right now and I'm only on chapter five, but I'm totally enthralled with it!! :)

SimplyMe said...

Awesome review :) Got this on my TBR list, maybe I should bump it up!