I wanted to do it weeks ago, but I knew I should wait until we were a little closer to the release. (*cue impatient grumbling*) But we have finally passed the less-than-2-months mark--so YAY I GET TO GUSH!!!
So let's start with the GORGEOUS cover--one of my hands down favorites of the year (maybe even of all time):
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.
So cool, right? And I'm not even *that* big of a dystopian fan. But, I mean, a game of control or be controlled? Yeah, that's almost too awesome for words.
Now, it's always hard for me to do a review for someone that everyone knows is my friend--because I always wonder if everyone will think I'm biased. So usually I try to back up my claim with all kinds of specifics to prove I'm not idly impressed. But POSSESSION is so full of twists and turns and surprises, I can't really discuss the plot without giving something crucial away--and I am not a fan of spoilers.
How do I convince you of its general awesomeness without revealing anything--and without rambling too long either? (Elana is famously not a fan of the long blog post, and I promised myself that when I reviewed her book I'd do my best to keep it short and clear).
So here's my simple statement--and I hope it's extreme enough to make my point: If I had to choose between a lifetime supply of Twizzlers and this book, I'd choose this book. And it wouldn't even be a hard decision.
But don't take my word for it. Read it yourself and see what you think. And I know it doesn't come out for almost two months (though that's really not that long--eeeeeee!). That's why I'm giving away my shiny POSSESSION ARC to one of you.
To enter, simply follow my blog and leave a comment on this post by 11:59 pm PDT on Saturday, April 23rd. I'll post the winner on Sunday, April 24th. International entries welcome!