Thursday, July 14, 2011

Possession Review

Published: June 7, 20011 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.
Elana Johnson's Possession is simply beautifully written with unexpected and delightful twists throughout the entire novel. In Violet's world the Thinkers program the entire world and have separated the Goodies and the Baddies to their respected lands. But Violet's own past has made her act out against everything she has ever known. Vi's luck has finally come to an end but her thrilling tale has only just begun. Her journey in trying to understand herself involves old and new love, family reunions, and extensive betrayals that cut Vi to the core. She must make choices and decide for herself what is right without the Thinkers brainwashing her.

This book is for all readers who enjoy alternate takes on what the world could become if we simply gave up our own free will, and if we become so lazy that other people have to have mind control to force people into helping one another.

I fell in love with Jag Barque at the mention of his wicked cool hair. Jag's sense of sarcasm and strength are truly admirable. Besides it takes a real man to be able to cry without shame.

All of the places in Possession were mind boggling. Johnson's descriptions of the towering buildings and landscapes were truly mesmerizing.
 
*reviewed by Shundrika, 15 @ Ouachita Valley Branch

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