Wednesday, August 17, 2011


Elana Johnson
405 pages
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Source: Books With Bite Book Tours

You can read the Goodreads summary here.

Violet lives in a world where boys and girls don't do anything together.  She also lives in a world made up of good and bad - the Goodlands, the Badlands, Good people, Bad people.  When she is arrested in a park for walking with her boyfriend, she is sentenced along with another criminal, Jag, to spend a week together before they are expelled from the Goodlands.  Possession follows Vi and Jag as they go through that journey together.

Possession is a story about alliances, good and bad, family, and friends.  It's also about finding yourself.  Vi doesn't have a big sense of self in this novel and she is constantly struggling to find out who she is based on the decisions she has to make.  Should she choose her boyfriend or Jag?  Or sister or her father?  The decisions she makes will define her.  Even as the book started to wind down, she wasn't entirely clear.

I would have liked some more background on Vi's world, though.  I would have liked to have read more detail about how her futuristic world came to be and more how it operated.  If felt like the information given on those topics was presented very piecemeal and left up to the reader to figure out.  What I absolutely loved were the last two chapters.  I went back and read them three times.  They really... I can't even say, you'll just have to figure out what I mean when you read it yourself.

If you love plot twists, you will love this book.  Just when I thought I'd figured out what was going on, something happened that made me think something else was going on.  By the end of the book I had a feeling of, "what just happened?" but in a good way.  It will be interesting to see how this storyline continues in the second book.

Possession is out now!

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