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Blog Tour: Review & Giveaway: Possession by Elana Johnson

I am happy to be a part of the AToMR Blog Tour for Possession and Surrender today! I’ll be reviewing Possession (book 1). Be sure to enter the giveaway at the end! Click HERE to see the tour page.

Title: Possession
Author: Elana Johnson
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Release Date: June 2011
Pages: 416
Series: Possession #1

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.

My Thoughts:
Oh wow this book was wonderful!!! I loved it and can’t wait to get my hands on Surrender (book 2).

The premise to Possession reminded me of Matched by Ally Condie. It turned out that Possession was very different from Matched, the similarity was the dystopian world which a lot of books have these days.

Violet, Vi for short, was an amazing character, very strong and defiant. At first it was hard to relate to her desire for rule breaking because I’m the opposite of a rule breaker, but as the story went along I understood her more and loved her for her “bad” ways. Jag was funny, confident, and a fellow rule breaker. They made a great team.

There were twists and turns throughout that made me scream and squeal. You know it’s a great read when your emotions are front and center, ready to laugh or yell. The ending was maddening! I’m so glad the 2nd book is already out so I don’t have to wait to see what happens next. I recommend this book to anyone who loves a great romance with an exciting plot in a dystopian world.

Have you read this book? What did you think?

Content Ratings: highlight between ( ) to view details
Sexual Content: mild/moderate ( kissing, lying together to keep warm and sleep, girl in towel in front of boy, kiss on neck, girl’s hand in boy’s back pant’s pocket )
Language: mild/moderate ( d***-29, h***-31, a**-1, bloody-1, sh**-1 )
Violence: mild ( injuries, blood, fights )

I received the book from Elana Johnson. Thank you! I am not paid for my reviews. My reviews are solely my opinion.

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Reviewed by Kathryn Cooper
Creator of Clean Teen Fiction

Other Books By Elana Johnson  (Click cover to view on Amazon)

Thank you to Elana Johnson for this blog tour giveaway.

26 thoughts on “Blog Tour: Review & Giveaway: Possession by Elana Johnson”

  1. Hannah- Thank you! I always love hearing when people love my blog. 🙂 I love when blogs give content ratings with specific things too so I can make an informed decision on whether or not I want to read the book.


  2. I just wanted to thank you SO much for these reviews, and outlining exactly what happens in them! Lately I've been really frustrated with all the swearing and inappropriate stuff in popular books, and this blog is AMAZING! Once again, Thank You!!!


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