PossessionTitle: Possession
Author: Elana Johnson
Series: Possession #1
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Date: June 7, 2011
Pages: 416
Format: eBook
Source: For Review
5 Stars


Vi knows the Rule: Girls don't walk with boys, and they never even thinkabout 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 was a fast-paced, exciting dystopian novel. Generally speaking, I am not a fan of dystopian literature, but I loved this book. The main character Violet, is snarky and spunky and had me laughing throughout the entire novel. Violet’s character combined with James’ writing style and the engrossing plot kept the pages of this novel flying.

I can’t really get into the plot without giving away crucial elements of the story, but I was really surprised at several of the developments. My absolute favorite part of this book was the ending—man, what an ending! I don’t think I’ve ever read an ending quite like this one, and it certainly makes readers want to continue with the series.

The only part of Possession that I did not thoroughly enjoy was the romance.  I’m not quite sure I feel the chemistry between Violet and her love interest, but I expect their love and chemistry to further develop in the rest of the series. Overall, this is a fantastic read for dystopian fans and non-fans alike.

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