Author: Elana Johnson
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication Date: June 7th, 2011
Genre(s): Young Adult (Sci-Fi/Dystopian)
Challenges: Debut, A-Z
When I got an ARC of Surrender, I'm like shoot, I didn't read the first book yet. I have seen this book in many other blogs before, but because of its simple cover, I didn't know what to think of it. I never gave it much thought, which led to never picking it up either. This was like a message from heavan. How can I have not picked up this book earlier? Because I loved it more than I expected it to be. Vi, the main protagonist, is my favorite female lead till now. I just loved her so much! Her characteristic was so strong and powerful, and oh the sarcasim. I loved it all. The book starts off in a very creative dystopian world, the "goodlands", where girls are not allowed to touch boys. Vi does the following rebellious act with her future match, Zenn. While the Thinkers think they have brainwashed everyone, Vi does not seem to agree.
Vi was all about doing what her heart tells her to do. I loved her strong will, and her determination to let no Thinkers brainwash her. When Vi is taken away for the 7th rebellious act she has done, she is sent to "prison". There, she meets Jag Barque. While Vi is confused they put her in the same cell with Jag, she is slightly glad. Jag is definitely an amazing "bad" boy. He's from the badlands, the place where all the "bad" people reside. Both Vi and Jag have crazy hair, and that's where their interests meet. Im not going to say what happens, but I loved the flow of the story Elana created. It was not love at first sight, and not the very fast crush that most YA novels tend to have. It was thoroughly planned, and it was all filled with excitement as well. I loved the characters, and let me tell you, this book shocked me till the end! Even the last page had my mouth gaping. I should really say how much I loved the dystopian world Elana created. It really made me think that it might actually happen later on. It felt realistic to me as well. That it was actually possible. Apart from that, the book kept it's stand till the last page of the book. I have to say it was a shocking ending, and I just want to get my hands on the next book.
I don't know why I didn't start this book before. Every page was action packed and full of fun. At some points, all the new tech was hard to understand, but I still loved it. If you are a dystopian, Sci-Fi fan, I highly recommend "Possession". I have to say the ending didn't feel like an ending at all to me, but that's what makes you want to pounce on the next book! I can't wait to see what Vi and Jag have more for me in the next book, "Surrender".
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