Sunday, November 6, 2011

Possession by Elana Johnson

Publisher: Simon Pulse
Age Group: YA
Source: Publisher

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.

Lately, I've been craving dystopians like crazy and this book hit the spot. I first want to point out the eye capturing cover POSSESSION has. Yes that cover screams out dystopia, but it also screams out "great book inside." I love how the cover is so simple yet it feels as though so much is going on.

I loved the world Johnson created with this book. With so many dystopian novels coming out, I worry that ideas will be recycled, but Elana Johnson made a world where girls are no longer allowed to walk with boys. The Thinkers have taken over everyone and society seemed like zombies to me. Now, The Thinkers are on Violet and they want to make her one of them.

In most books I've read, there are the bad guys/girls and the good guys/girls, but in this book, I didn't see that. The only thing that Violet wanted was freedom and that was the prize she was aiming for. I guess maybe The Thinkers were the bad guys since Violet didn't want to be apart of them.

There were, however, a lot of my questions not answered in the end of the book and I'm so excited for the next book to see what will happen next. If you're into dystopia, this is a great book to try out because it'll leave you hanging to read more.

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