Book Review: Possession by Elana Johnson

Synopsis (from Goodreads.com): Toe the line between rule-following and rule-breaking in this tense and twisted start to a smart and sexy dystopian trilogy.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 review: For the most part, I didn't like this book. Here's why:

  • There wasn't enough world building
  • There wasn't enough character development
  • It was confusing
  • It didn't make sense
  • It wasn't realistic
  • Some things were too predictable

I was super disappointed, because I love the author and Possession sounded like it had a lot of potential. It sadly did not live up to it. 

BUT. I loved the ending. It was just about perfect, but still not enough to save the book for me. 
BUT. It was enough to make me want to read book two (and I've also had some very reliable recommendations for book two from a close friend). So I will be reading book two as soon as I can get my hands on it, and I will be keeping you posted about it. 

Thanks for reading!

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