Book Review: Surrender by Elana Johnson

Book 1: Possession ( MY REVIEW )

Title: Surrender
Author: Elana Johnson
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Release Date: June 2012
Pages: 480
Series: Possession #2
4 Stars: I Really Liked It

Forbidden love, intoxicating power, and the terror of control…

Raine has always been a good girl. She lives by the rules in Freedom. After all, they are her father’s rules: He’s the Director. It’s because of him that Raine is willing to use her talent—a power so dangerous, no one else is allowed to know about it. Not even her roommate, Vi.

All of that changes when Raine falls for Gunner. Raine’s got every reason in the world to stay away from Gunn, but she just can’t. Especially when she discovers his connection to Vi’s boyfriend, Zenn. Raine has never known anyone as heavily brainwashed as Vi. Raine’s father expects her to spy on Vi and report back to him. But Raine is beginning to wonder what Vi knows that her father is so anxious to keep hidden, and what might happen if she helps Vi remember it. She’s even starting to suspect Vi’s secrets might involve Freedom’s newest prisoner, the rebel Jag Barque….

My Thoughts:
This review is really late in coming. I finished this book weeks ago! My wonderful friend Sara bought me the eBook of Surrender after she heard me talking about how much I loved Possession and couldn’t wait to read Surrender. So sweet and thoughtful! Shout out to my girl Sara! Thanks! Miss you!

I didn’t write any notes while reading this book besides the content stuff. Which means I enjoyed it and didn’t want to stop to write notes. The only reason why this book gets 4 instead of 5 stars is because I was confused more than I’d prefer. The world and rules seemed different in this book than in book 1 so I had a hard time following the changes and understanding the settings.

I loved getting to know these new characters Raine and Gunner. They were awesome with their own skills. Vi and Jag from book 1 were side characters this time. I loved them so much from Possession that is was hard for me to want to read someone else’s story actually.

This book was a great addition to the series. I can’t wait for book 3! Surrender was full of stop your breathing excitement and melt your heart romance. A fantastic read!

Content Ratings: highlight between ( ) to view details
Sexual Content: mild ( kissing, boy in front of girls in just boxers, boy and girl kiss in bed, girl witnesses mom- who’s in an arranged marriage- kiss another man )
Language: mild ( h***-24, d***-16 )
Violence: mild/moderate ( kidnapping, forced compliance, punches, blood, human testing, murder )

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Reviewed by Kathryn Cooper
Creator of Clean Teen Fiction

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


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