Series: Possession #2
Published by Simon Pulse on 6/5/2012
Genres: Dystopian, Science-fiction, Young Adult
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The thrilling and seductive sequel to Possession puts love on the line in a dystopian struggle for independent thought.Raine has always been a good girl. She lives by the rules in Freedom. After all, they are her father’s rules: He’s the Director. It’s because of him that Raine is willing to use her talent—a power so dangerous, no one else is allowed to know about it. Not even her roommate, Vi.
All of that changes when Raine falls for Gunner. Raine’s got every reason in the world to stay away from Gunn, but she just can’t. Especially when she discovers his connection to Vi’s boyfriend, Zenn.
Raine has never known anyone as heavily brainwashed as Vi. Raine’s father expects her to spy on Vi and report back to him. But Raine is beginning to wonder what Vi knows that her father is so anxious to keep hidden, and what might happen if she helps Vi remember it. She’s even starting to suspect Vi’s secrets might involve Freedom’s newest prisoner, the rebel Jag Barque…
It’s been a couple of years since I read Possession, so I felt
The General Director believed those select people should lead the talentless. They had the means to do it.
Just because you have the ability, it doesn’t mean you should. And yet, the people in the government want absolute control. Even over your mind.
Part of me wanted a dietary plan of my own choosing.
And your diet. The leaders of this world are the perfect villains because of these things. There are two types of dystopian “bad guys”: the kind who unwittingly lead and think they are doing the right thing and refuse to deviate from that path because of their conviction, and the kind who don’t care who they harm to get what they want (which is usually power). Which one do you think these people are? I think what I liked most is that the rebels weren’t just fighting; they also made efforts to teach basic survival skills, and things as simple as sewing, because once you rely on someone to provide you with something, they have control over you. Gunner and Raine. Oh my. I loved how Johnson ties these two together, and yet keeps them apart. It is so obvious they are a match, and yet each are matched to other people. The interactions between them, the barely-there touches of the hands, and even the competition between them on occasion made me yearn to see them together. Oh but that ending with them! How can you do that to me, Elana?! Overall, Surrender was a good novel. I did find it hard to keep up with in parts, but that’s also a bit my fault, too, because it had been so long between Possession and Surrender. Still though, this was a great sequel to the first novel, and I can’t wait to move on to Abandon!
“Some things are worth fighting for.” He was right. I’d fight for freedom. I’d fight for choice. I’d fight for Raine.
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