02 June 2011

COMING SOON: Possession by Elana Johnson

 Oh I'm always in the mood for a good dystopian. Elana Johnson's debut novel Possession is one such tale. As common in most dystopian novels, the citizens are a bit clueless and just follow along. I'm not sure if the citizens are really brainwashed or just seriously convinced (I haven't read the book yet) but it's obvious what the Thinkers are for in this society. Yup. They think. The Thinkers. No fancy name like The Society (Matched) or The Elder (Across the Universe)... Anyways! There is that one boy (jk. It's a girl) who thinks outside the box; Vi (short for Violet?). Then there's the dreaded love triangle. I don't really like love triangles because I always feel bad for the one left behind.
So, YA Highway is having a giveaway! Hurry up because it ends on the sixth!
Oooh. And an excerpt!

By the way, this post kind of sounds like I'm making fun of the book but I'm not. I'm actually kind of interested in reading it.


Possession (Possession #1)
by Elana Johnson 
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
07 June 2011
416 Pages

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.

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