Thursday, May 5, 2011

Kudos Elana....Possession is Awesome!

If you liked the Uglies Series, your going to LOVE Possession!  You might be wondering how I can say this, considering Elana Johnson's book Possession won't be released until June 7th... Well, I was one of the lucky people who won an ARC (Advanced Reviewer Copy) from Simon and Schuster.  I was beside myself with excitement when it arrived in the mail.  As I finished reading it another surprise arrived in the mail...6 bookmarks!  I'll be giving away four of them to four commenters on this post. (Sorry, I had to keep one and give one to my YA.)  I'll announce the winners on Sunday. 


POSSESSION 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 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.

My Review...

Possession is a young adult dystopian novel.  Elana does an awesome job creating this new world!  I fell in love with the characters and desperately more of them when the book ends.  We'll have to pay attention to Elana's blog to see if and when we'll get a sneak peak at future books. 

The three main characters are Vi, Zenn and Jag.  Zenn is Vi's boyfriend and she's willing to break the rules to see him. 

Vi has a lot of baggage which causes her to not trust many people.  She's been hurt on more than one occasion. 

When Vi and Jag meet up there is some chemistry followed by a LOT of action.  Vi and Jag have special skills that draw them together in a battle against the thinkers who seem to decide what is best for everyone.  There are lots of twists and turns and surprises in this book. 

Elana has  a knack for world building and I can't wait for everyone to read Possession.  I'm giving it five stars on Goodreads!  I hope you'll put it on your TBR  (to be read) List.  My only complaint about the book was... it ended!  I could have read another 400 pages.


For more information about Possession follow the links:
Add Possession to your Goodreads list.
Visit the official Possession website for ordering & ARC information.
Click here for giveaways and contests.

I know you have to be excited about one of us...Elana...publishing such an awesome book.  The Uglies and the Handmaid's Tale are the only dystopian novels I had read up until Possession.  I really like them. 

What about you?  What dytopian novels have you read? 


  1. Thanks for the review, Sharon! I have an ARC of POSSESSION, and can't wait to dive into it soon. :)

  2. Sounds like it could be a big hit!

  3. You haven't read Hunger Games??? You need to get that on your TBR list immediately if not sooner. And I know you've read Killing Kessler, which is also dystopian. :)

  4. I forgot to mention Delirium, another dystopian, which I also loved.

  5. I am very eager to read this one. I have been a fan of Elana for a couple of years.

    But I won't have to wait much longer until June!

  6. Lucky you! I can't wait to read that book!

  7. Thanks for the preview. I will ask if our local library can order the book for us. It must be fun to have previewed it.
    Thanks for stopping by. Writing is helping me cope with some of my worries. Although I have taken a little break for now. I cannot wait to blog again.

  8. I'm starting to really, really love dystopian. Of course I read the Hunger Games series, and now I'm reading MATCHED, which I also love.

    Thanks for the review, Sharon!


  9. wow, now I'm even more anxious to read this book!!! I can't wait for it to come out! These aren't dystopians, but rather post apocolyptic, but I loved Ship Breaker and The Dark and Hollow Places.

  10. I haven't read a lot of dystopian at all, but maybe I'll start with Posession!

  11. Thanks for the enthusiastic review!!! Wow!!!! Good luck and all the best to fab Elana Johnson and her scrumptiously covered book!

    Yay for dystopian novels - but I save them for winter as it's too springlike and sunny outside to get in the mood!! Yay!! Take care


  12. Nice review. At first glance, I thought that where you wrote "6 bookmarks," it was referring to the rating that you give this book and I thought "wow, that is clever!" until I realized that this was not a rating system and was a second gift from the publisher. So, I had to go back and read it again. I really need to wake up this morning already, lol.

    If I read dytopian novels, I would surely tell you which ones but they, and novels in general are not among my reading interests. I read a lot of non-fiction books.

    The funny thing is though, I have several novels sitting around that I haven't even opened to read since I was a kid. Many of them were gifts, mostly young adult fiction, I guess since that would have been appropriate for my age. Even though I'm an adult now, maybe I will get around to reading them one day when I'm either very bored or need inspiration to get out of a case of writer's block, lol.

    One particular novel that I remember reading while in high school was Jack by A.M. Holmes and I liked that book but I don't think my class finished reading it.

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  13. I can't wait to read it. It sounds fantastic.

  14. I'm hearing lots of good things about this book.

  15. This sounds like a winner! You're so lucky you got the ARC. My favorite dystopian is The Hunger Games trilogy.

  16. Sounds great. Lucky you, to get a sneak peak!

  17. I'm a big chicken. I don't like dystopian books. I don't like the feel of hopelessness. I got the feel for this with 1984 and Brave New World, if those are considered dystopian, but they have a feel of that kind of society. *shudder*

    Happy Friday!

    YA Paranormal Romance Darkspell coming soon!


  18. I am a frequent visitor to her blog, so I am familiar to this book. I intend to read it. And hope see has a ton of success.

    Yea, the hunger games were the last dystopian books I have read, and I loved them.

  19. I so agree with your review. I loved Possession and so hope there is a sequel.

  20. Super review, Sharon! Well said. And a good reminder for me to get my review up on Goodreads! thank you!

  21. There's so much good dystopian out there. I also liked Shipbreaker, Hunger games of course, The Adoration of Jenna Fox, The Giver...

  22. Oooh, I can't wait to read this book!! I really loved The Adoration of Jenna Fox because, not only was it a great book, but it also got me interested in dystopian.