Friday, November 9, 2012

My POV of Possesion & Surrender by Elana Johnson & GIVEAWAY!

Hardcover, 416 pages
Published June 7th 2011 by Simon & Schuster 
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.--Goodreads


This book totally messed with my mind and emotions. I was switching teams like nobody’s business. LOL! It has great action and intense situations. I like that this book really makes you think about choices. What’s right? What’s wrong? Perception is the key here.
The world as we know it no longer exist and has been replaced by a matriarchal society. We are now a new breed of humans some with special abilities. The government controls everything and has developed some pretty intrusive gadgets to keep an eye on the people.  It’s all very..scary. Life just isn’t appealing to Vi anymore and rebelling is just in her blood. What better way than to see what other options you have in such a controlled world than to run away and happen upon the rebellion.
I’m not going to lie I was confused at some points in the book but I think it actually made me connect with the characters more because they were just as confuse as to what they should do in such a controlled world. What is the right decision for them, for their loved ones, and for the rest of society as a whole?
I loved Vi. She is one feisty girl with guts and bravery as big as the Grand Canyon. I don’t think I would have kept going like she did. I would have just given up, rolled up in a ball and cried like a baby. Jag, oh Jag. He definitely takes center stage but he has reliability issues that I can’t get passed but I still love him. And, Zenn, I have a soft spot for him. I love him aaand pity him but he really is a good guy trying to do the best out of a bad situation.
I love dystopians like this because it’s fascinating to see what like would be like in a post-apocalyptic world and what kind of situations might we all face. Well according to this series we will be facing some pretty tough situations and decisions. 

Book 2

Hardcover, 480 pages
Published June 5th 2012 by Simon Pulse (first published June 1st 2012) 
Forbidden love, intoxicating power, and the terror of control…

Raine has always been a good girl. She lives by the rules in Freedom. After all, they are her father’s rules: He’s the Director. It’s because of him that Raine is willing to use her talent—a power so dangerous, no one else is allowed to know about it. Not even her roommate, Vi.

All of that changes when Raine falls for Gunner. Raine’s got every reason in the world to stay away from Gunn, but she just can’t. Especially when she discovers his connection to Vi’s boyfriend, Zenn. Raine has never known anyone as heavily brainwashed as Vi. Raine’s father expects her to spy on Vi and report back to him. But Raine is beginning to wonder what Vi knows that her father is so anxious to keep hidden, and what might happen if she helps Vi remember it. She’s even starting to suspect Vi’s secrets might involve Freedom’s newest prisoner, the rebel Jag Barque...Goodreads



The Possession series continues through a different set of eyes in this book. Raine and Gunner are our main characters in Surrender and we get to see their story from the inside out of this dystopian world. Possession is a story that deals mostly with the outside world but this one takes you in to the dragon’s layer so to speak.
In the ironically named city, Freedom Raine is appointed a roommate with a specific job to do. Watch and report, everything. Vi is her name and she seems to be wiped of most of her memories.  Raine doesn’t’ like her assignment but has no choice but to obey because they are all being watched all the time, everywhere they go. But much like Vi, Raine, really isn’t much of a rule follower.
This is just as adrenalin pumping as the first book with a strong romantic element.  With this book we get some history as to what happen to end the world as we know it. The Great Episode pretty much wiped out the human population leaving a genetically enhanced race.
What it all boils down to for these characters is that they are fighting for their freedom and what they think is right. These kinds of stories always have grand journeys and Elana doesn’t disappoint. I can’t wait to read the third book where I can feel things are just going to escalate to an even more epic proportion.

Other Books in the Series
Resist: A Possession Short Story (Possession, #.5) Regret (Possession, #1.5) Abandon (Possession, #3)


  1. I know nothing about this book series so it would be so educational for me if I would win!

  2. I've heard of the series around on the book blogs and they sound really good!! Would love to read them!