The Silver Lining | Bookanistas Review: Possession

First, a HUGE congrats to fellow Bookanista Veronica Roth for hitting #6 on the NY Times list for DIVERGENT!!! I will be reviewing Divergent next week.

But this week it’s all about POSSESSION by another Bookanista, Elana Johnson.

What it’s about:

Vi knows the Rule: Girls don’t walk with boys, and they nevereven 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.

My Thoughts:

I was hooked on this book ever since I read the blurb for it long before I receive the ARC. I’m loving the wave of dystopian that’s been coming out. My love of dystopian goes way back to the term paper I spent all year writing senior year of HS comparing dystopian worlds in The Handmaid’s Tale, 1984, and Brave New World. So while I’m a long time fan of dystopian, I always worry a book won’t live up to my expectations, but this one did!

I devoured this book. And the entire blame for that belongs to Jag. I think the best way I can describe him is delicious. He takes bad boy to a whole new level. Even the location Vi meets him in is badass. And, oh, I have a thing for bad boys. Particularly bad boys who want to do the right thing. (coughSpike/Damon/Logan Echolls/Jordan Catalano minus several episodes after Self Esteemcough). So Jag was right up my alley, and I loved the way he juxtaposed Zenn, the good boy. But I also loved how sometimes their roles and motivations weren’t so clear cut.

I also loved Vi. Wow! She’s such a fun and feisty character. I got a kick out of the way she wore her hair and how strong and awesome she was. A lot of other characters would have faltered in her situation, but she came at every challenge head on.

This book was such a wild ride with amazing twists! I love a book that keeps me on my toes, that makes all my predictions for the outcome go out the window. I love to be surprised and get even more impressed when I’m surprised multiple times!

I can definitely see why this book is getting so much buzz. Loved it!

Check out what the rest of the Bookanistas are reading this week:

Elana Johnson turns you on to Divergent

LiLa Roecker is ensnared by Tighter

Christine Fonseca gets giddy about Moonglass – with giveaway

Shannon Messenger is mesmerized by Imaginary Girls – with giveaway

Kirsten Hubbard has double the love for Rival and Moonglass

Carolina Valdez Miller vaunts Divergent – with giveaway

Megan Miranda devours Bad Taste in Boys

Bethany Wiggins and Shana Silver share their passion for Possession

Gretchen McNeil rocks out with The Anti-Prom

Carrie Harris reads along Blood Red Road

Stasia Ward Kehoe shines a spotlight on Dramarama

Myra McEntire announces the Bookanistas Give Back Run For Your Life contest winners!

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