Saturday, March 3, 2012

Review: POSSESION 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 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.

Hardcover, 416 pages
Published June 7th 2011 by Simon Pulse
   As long as you plug in your fine. You can be a Goodie but what happens when you stop. Vi may know the rules but that doesn't mean that she likes them or follows them and living in a world where the thinkers control it all and control is power, is not easy. This is double true for Vi who wants to believe she is good but tends to do bad things. The question is, is there only black and white, good and bad or is there an area inbetween that she belongs to? 
  I really enjoyed this book. Dystopian is something I only recently learned about and have really come to love. Elana did an amazing job with writing this new world. Every step of the book the picture is so clear you believe you are there.  You will be really captivated with the story and all its characters.  This is also a very technalogically advanced future that will appeal to people that science fiction.  It's not the main part of the book but plays a very large part.

  Violet (aka Vi) is really a strong and emotional charater.  Elana does a wonderful job at helping you feel what she is.  Though it doesn't always make sense right at the moment she will work right through the feeling.  At times I am a little bothered by the amount she talks to herself and about the same thing almost every time but I also think that is part of who she is.  I think the time she is at her best is when she is with Jag.  Stubborn and hard headed as they can both be, they work.  Both of them can see that, not right away but they can.  I guess I should also mention Zenn who has been Vi's best friend forever and was hand picked to be her partner.  Now I guess you could call this a love triangle but I don't really see it that way.  To me Elana created more of a dilemma with the two boys.  Like a choice between the easy and familar and the hard and exciting.  I personally was rooting for Jag but I know that there are Zenn fans out there somewhere.  The end of the book wasn't what I expected but maybe that's because it was not what I wanted and had high hopes that something big was going to happen.
  I would recomend this book to anyone that has a love for dystopian books and can handle a little science fiction being thrown into it.  This book will pull you from start to finish and leave you wanting more.  I think that if you loved the books Open Minds by Susan Kaye Quinn and Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi you will really enjoy this book!!



  1. Oh man. I've had this book for a while...there's a love triangle? I don't know...but your review piqued my interest, anyway :) Great work, Tiff.

    1. Well I have seen people call it a love triangle... I didn't see it that way but it's all in who reads it right

  2. I hear about this book for the first time! It was awesome to read your review, thanks!

  3. I've wanted to read this for a long time now, but I haven't been able to find it anywhere. :(

    But thanks for your review, it's awesome! :)

  4. This one is sitting on my bookshelf waiting for me to get around to, so I'm really glad to hear that you enjoyed it because since I bought it I've heard some less than favourable things. Your review and rating makes me want to bump it up and read it sooner though!


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