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Review: Possession by Elana Johnson

Possession - Elana Johnson

Another beautifully written dystopian novel. This makes me feel all warm and cozy inside. :) Vi is such a strong, passionate and determined girl. She fights for survival at every moment and actually THINKS before she does something. I hate the stereotype of girls just acting and not thinking of the future. And Jag.. hmmm.. I liked Jag. He's not your typical bad boy. Sure, he has spiked hair, but so does Vi. And sure, he's a little overconfident of himself, but what guy isn't? I loved how he responded to almost everything with a shrug of his shoulders. At first I thought, "Dude.. what?" But then I saw it as a little mysterious and kind of cute. And Zenn? I didn't think much of him because we didn't really get to connect with him much throughout the book, but that's ok. This is a series and because of how this book ended, I'm sure we'll see a lot more of him in the next one.

Vi's dad disappeared when she was young. She always believed he was still alive and she remembered him as a hero. Maybe this is what caused Vi to have a slightly rebellious side. But I'd like to think if I lived in a world where I couldn't stroll through the park with the boy I loved legally, then I'd rebel at bit as well.

I loved the dystopian world that Vi lived in as well. It certainly wasn't post-apocalyptic, as some dystopian novels are, but the messed up society definitely perked up my interest. So many things in Vi's world is illegal. Things that are at the basis of our human nature. Who are the thinkers to believe that they can and should control that? I will open up a can of whoop ass right here on my sofa, in my socks. But to me that's what makes a great dystopian novel.. the villains! Without them, the world would be a pretty boring place.