Thursday, September 20, 2012

Review of POSSESSION by Elana Johnson

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. (from Goodreads)


Possession is a novel that stayed in my head long after I turned the last page. Probably because ElanaJohnson depicts such unique, memorable characters. I can't get Violet out of my head, and let's not even start about Jag. Mmm, Jag. One word spirngs to mind when thinking about Jag: nice. Which you'd have to read the novel to understand, because Jag is actually bad!

You see, in the world of Possession the population is controlled by Thinkers. People are literally brain washed into behaving perfectly. Anyone who doesn't comply is "bad," and Jag is one of them. The only problem? Violet simply can't resist him (and neither could I!).

The beginning of this novel sucked me in, particularly the budding relationship between Violet and Jag which was both romantic and humorous. Great characters. Excellent dialogue. And Elana has an especially entertaining voice. The premise behind Possession is captivating and the unique dystopian world intriguing. Although I couldn’t understand some of Violet’s reactions, I fell in love with main characters Violet and Jag. Overall, Possession took me on an exciting journey that I really enjoyed. And, for the record, I loved the final chapter. It made me ache to read more!!! I will definitely be reading the sequel!


  1. I read Possession, too, and I loved it! The ending was great... different from pretty much any of the other cookie-cutter books that seem to be cropping up all over the place.
    Anyway, I just stumbled onto your blog, and think it's totally adorable. I'm your newest follower!
    What's in a Name?

    1. Awesome! Thanks for the follow, Jessica! Glad I found your blog too :)