Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Elana Johnson's POSSESSION rocks!


Book review time again, guys, and this is a book I have been so excited to review! And I was lucky enough to read this book a long time ago, before the author had an agent!!! And just so you know, Elana Johnson is one of the most awesome people in real life.

Anyhow...

POSESSION:

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 brainwashed 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.


What I like about the characters: Their personalities. They are each so individually developed that they feel real. Vi (the MC) is tough--way tough. And she thinks for herself (when she isn't being brainwashed, LOL).

And Jag. Can I just say Totally Swoon-worthy? That sums him up in a nutshell. (Plus he sorta looks like my dear husband ;-D)

What I like about the writing: Voice, voice, voice!!! The voice is what sets this book apart from every other dystopian novel out there. Vi is the narrator and she's hilarious. Hers is a voice you don't forget and you could recognize anywhere.

The other thing: Elana does such a masterful job of weaving mystery and uncertainty into this book that you'll not be able to put it down once you pick it up. She's BRILLIANT!

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10 comments:

Nisa said...

I've pre-ordered. Seriously, June can't come fast enough! :D

Jo Schaffer said...

So looking forward to her book. (=

Tere Kirkland said...

Yup, can't wait!!

Thanks for your review, Bethany!

Nicole Zoltack said...

So awesome~ I got to read an ARC . I definitely have to write a review for my blog sometime soon.

Elana Johnson said...

Thank you so much!

Anonymous said...

I'm curious to know if you really, truly think this is a review. I see so many of these posts around the web when people "review" books that their friends wrote. Now, I don't know about you, but I learned to write book reviews in school - including both positives and negatives - comparing, contrasting, giving examples etc.

This is not that.

Kayeleen Hamblin said...

I'm anxiously waiting for my pre-ordered copy to get here. GAHHHH!

Krispy said...

June can't come soon enough! Want to read this!

Jemi Fraser said...

TOTALLY agree! I loved Possession - it's a must read!! :)

cleemckenzie said...

I'm not usually a dystopian novel reader, but you've piqued my interest with this review. Thanks.