Where: Simon and Schuster
When: June 7th, 2011
Why: Premise Interest
How: For Review
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.
I didn't come into this book with much expectations but, man did it surprise me!
Possession is about a girl named Vi who lives in a place called the Goodgrounds. It's your typical dystopian city, with it's secretive goverment and demands. But when Vi gets caught wandering around the park with her match, Zenn (which is totally against the rules), her trouble-making gets her into a whole load of people. Vi gets paired up with a boy named Jag and together, they have a whole lot more power than even the Thinkers know about, despite their plans to try to brainwash them both into using their powers to strengthen their oppressive soceity. Possession takes on a wild and highly addictive ride that leave you wanting a sequel!
This is one of those books I couldn't put down! It was face-paced, exciting, and I was constantly wondering what mess Vi was going to get herself into next. She was headstrong, kickass, and totally funny (all her reactions to Jag pretty much vocalized my own), and she made some tough decisions that really made me just like her as a person! The plot is pretty standard dystopian, but it really throws in the punches when it comes to plot twists! (By the way: am I the only loser who didn't guess right with Thane?) I love journey stories, getting from point A to point B, and the kind of self-discovery and danger that comes along with it. Jag and Vi, for the entire book, are on the run and it adds an urgency for the writing because you never knew if on the next page, they were gonna get caught (which they do sometimes, which I found awesome. Because dammit, if you never get caught, that's not very realistic, especially against people with crazy technology.)
The concept of Vi and Jag's powers were great as well, and I definitely want to see them develop in the next book! As for the love triangle...I don't really consider it a love triangle. I consider Zenn to be a thing of the past, and it just can't happen anymore (and i'm 90% sure Vi says this as well) so my obvious choice is Jag. Although Zenn is a total sweetheart and sometimes I wanted to punch Jag in the face with everything he kept secret, really, he was right. She had to come to find out the things he knew in her own way, in her own time. And THAT ENDING! My god, I curse cliffhangers forever and ever.