Tuesday, February 1, 2011

A Pretty Possession

A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to get my hands on this:
Isn't it pretty? Yeah, I think so too. So anyway, thanks to Elana for giving me an opportunity to read this before it's June 7th release.

In case you've been living under a rock or something and need to know what POSSESSION is all about, here's the blurb straight from Elana's blog.

About POSSESSION: 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.

Now, I haven't done many book reviews on here lately. Partially because I just haven't and the other part because, well, I haven't had a whole lot of time to read. But when the opportunity to read POSSESSION presented itself, I could not pass that up. I had to make time to read it!

Many who know me know that dystopian's not really my thing. I've read a couple here or there that I've really enjoyed, but like, I have yet to read HUNGER GAMES. *ducks flying tomatoes* It is in my TBR pile, but yeah. Anyway, so POSSESSION.

Add this to the ammo trying to convert me to be a dystopian reader! Elana does a great job with the world-building, the sci-fi was just enough without going over the top and making me lose interest (yanno, not being a sci-fi fan), and the storytelling sucked me in, making me feel so much of what Vi is going through. . And the characters, oh, the characters. Vi's just snarky enough to still be likable and when it comes down to it, she is such a girl :). Jag, he's a Bad boy - what's not to love? And Zenn, just trying to be Good. *sigh*

The entire premise really made me think about my own life and who's really in control. Me? Or is everyone around me really in control and just making me think I am.

Not on your to-reads yet? Go add it. Now.

Happy Reading!

13 comments:

Mary Campbell said...

ooh interesting thought - Am I in control or do I just think I am. Can't wait to read this book,
I also can't believe there are people out there who haven't read The Hunger Games.

Christine Fonseca said...

Iabslutely LOVED this book! great review.

WindyA said...

Mary - I know, maybe I HAVE been living under a rock... LOL! But seriously - I physically have HG in my TBR pile. Just now no time to read :(

Christine - I know you did ;)

Carolyn V. said...

Oh my gosh! You are so lucky!

Elana Johnson said...

Thank you Windy! You are the bestest ever. If I wasn't at work, I would tweet this. I will when I get home. Or I'll figure out how to do it on my phone...

THANK YOU.

Amanda said...

I have to agree with Windy. I'm not much of a dystopian fan. Or a YA fan. But Posession is a must-read! :)

ali said...

POSSESSION's kinda a differenter dystopian, though. Don't you think? It's kinda sci fi and a mind-bender and a holy-crap-what-IF? kinda story.

I'm glad you liked it Windy! Rock on Elana!

Sara B. Larson said...

Isn't Elana so dang talented?? Makes you wanna hate her a little bit... he, he, totally kidding! I adore Elana and Possession!

T. Anne said...

How are you this lucky???? I WISH I could get my hands on this. Alas I must wait until summer. Bummer.

Patti said...

This book is definitely on my TBR pile as soon as it comes out and may jump to the top.

Marianne said...

How did you get an early copy? It looks like a great book!

L.T. Elliot said...

Jealous. *growly face*

But I'm glad you liked it and now I'm more interested in reading it!

Stina Lindenblatt said...

It's very much on my TBR list. And I plan to read it as soon as I get my hands on it. :D