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Saturday, June 4, 2011

Possession by Elana Johnson

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.

Yet another dystopian novel to hit the YA circuit.  But unlike this year's other dystopian novels, I can't say that Possession was all that.  It was more of a let down.

The plot and storyline of the novel were intriguing and were the main reasons I was reading the book.  The potential was there, but it didn't get very far. The characters were flat, the writing was okay but I couldn't actually connect with the story.

I didn't really like Vi.  She was all talk, no action and I think she thought a bit too highly of herself at times (in the sense that "Oh yeah, I'm badddd" but really, she wasn't that bad), I didn't like the majority of the characters either.  Jag was supposed to be the sexy bad boy, but I found myself getting majorly annoyed by him.  I found him to be temperamental and prissy.

While reading the book, I sometimes felt like I was missing something.  Did I miss an explanation there?  Did I skip a page?  No, the writing just seemed to leave out a lot of things. There was just something about the novel that irked me, and by the last 100 pages of the book I was sighing and counting down the pages, forcing myself to read them.

Possession really wasn't a novel that I liked reading and whenever I think about it, the only word that comes to mind is IRK.  The idea and the plot had so much potential but finally, the writing just didn't cut it.

Possession by Elana Johnson will not be getting the Moody Seal of Approval.


  1. That's too bad... But we've noticed this book is really hit or miss. Some people LOVE it and are willing to overlook a couple flaws, and some people can't really get past the confusing parts. Even within the 4 of us, there was a split. We ALL though the cover was gorgeous, though!

  2. ah, that sucks you didn't like it. Like you said in the review the plot /storyline was intriging which is why you wanted to read it but I read so many negative than positive reviews on this book I decided not to get it. The main problem what I keep reading from reviews are some of what you pointed out and how it was so confusing like the writer knew what she was talking about but dindt explain it. Thanks for the review it was great and very well explained :D

  3. Hello! Stopping by via the Hop. New follower :) My post this week is here.

    Sucks that you didn't like Possession, because I really want to read it. I might still get it, but I'm really debating now. Thanks for the honest review :)

    Don't miss loads of fun!

    ~Zakiya LadyWings

  4. I felt the same way about this, which is why I couldn't get myself to continue it. =/

    By the way, I'm a new follower!

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