Book Review: Abandon by Elana Johnson

Book 1: Possession
Book 2: Surrender

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Title: Abandon
Author: Elana Johnson
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Release Date: June 2013
Pages: 408
Series: Possession #3

seduced by power,
broken by control,
and consumed by love…

Vi has made her choice between Jag and Zenn, and the Resistance may have suffered for it. But with the Thinkers as strong as ever, the rebels still have a job to do. Vi knows better than anyone that there’s more at stake than a few broken hearts.

But there is a traitor among them…and the choices he makes could lead to the total destruction of everything Vi has fought for.

Vi, Jag, and Zenn must set their problems aside for the Resistance to have any hope of ending the Thinkers’ reign. Their success means everything…and their failure means death.

My Thoughts:
I was so torn about this rating. It was hard to come to a decision. I wanted to read it every minute of every day. When I wasn’t reading it I wanted to be. The plot and characters were on my mind constantly. That for me means it was a 5 star book… when I’m that obsessed. I’m just so ANGRY about the ending. I did see it coming and it added to the drama, but I didn’t like it!

Each book in the series had different characters telling their POV. This book was Jag and Zenn. I was so attached to the other characters from previous books that I wished the POV was from all of them, especially Gunn, Vi, and Raine.

This book broke my heart at times. Zenn’s love for Vi made my heart ache. Zenn was my favorite. He was so complex, but with half of the book from his POV he was easy to understand. I felt every emotion with him: heart ache, new love, confusion, anger, fear. This roller coaster of emotions will make you cry… I sure did.

Jagg was still tough and a hard shell to break as the resistance leader. He had some swoony scenes with Vi though. Definitely made me smile.

The end was frustrating, and I didn’t see the purpose for it. It seemed out of character from the rest of the books. Some bad choices by main characters were made that weren’t explained, but maybe that’s the point. No ones perfect.

The Possession series was inventive and thrilling. I loved these books! Abandon was just as wonderful to read. If you haven’t read these books you need to… like soon.

Content Ratings: highlight between ( ) to view details
Sexual Content: mild/moderate ( girl’s hand in boy’s back pocket, kissing, boy and girl sleep in bed together many times but no sex, kissing on neck )
Language: mild ( d***-12, h***-12 )
Violence: moderate ( torture, fighting, murder, death, injuries )

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

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2 thoughts on “Book Review: Abandon by Elana Johnson”

  1. This was seriously so hard to give a rating!! The ending felt kind of crazy and rushed and not explained. But I loved this series and this book so much and stayed up too late a few nights I just had to give it 5.


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