May 8, 2012

Review - Surrender (Possession #2) by Elana Johnson (+Giveaway)

Surrender (Possession #2) by Elana Johnson
June 5th, 2012 from Simon Pulse

Forbidden love, intoxicating power, and the terror of control…

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....

Move over Vi and Jag, here comes Raine and Gunner. Same world, same problems, and the Resistance is staying strong. Raine's father is the head honcho of Freedom and Raine and Gunner are oh so valuable to him. Both kids juggle their abilities, their secret role in the Resistance, and their controlled role in a not-so-perfect society. Johnson is a pro at character building and you will fall in love with Raine and Gunner in the same way you love Vi and Jag. Raine is such a strong and resilient girl. She defies her father at every turn and believes that she can have a life outside of the suffocating walls of Freedom. Gunner isn't so sure about...well anything, but he knows he doesn't want to be under the control of anyone. His special abilities, yes that is with an "s", are highly valuable, and Raine, and others, are happy he is part of the Resistance. It only took him a year to be talked into it. The two begin to have googlie eyes for each other and that doesn't sit well with anyone - Raine's father and the both of their matches.

Surrender is packed full of mystery and adventure. There are quite a few characters and they are all connected in way or another. Or even another after that. Everyone has secrets, everyone is hiding something from someone else. It's kind of like Ocean's 11 sci-fi style and has a classic who-done-it feel. We know people are lying and scheming, we just don't know who. The ending will leave you, uh, speechless. This is more than a cliffhanger!

Can't wait to see what happens next!

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