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.
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?