“Possession” (Possession #1) by Elana Johnson
Synopsis (from Goodreads):
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
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
"Possession" is the story of Violet, a young girl that must learn to decide for herself in a society split into the "goodies" and the "baddies".
What's great about "Possession" is the concept. It's ultimately a story about choice and learning to make your own choices. The main character, Violet, isn't your typical female character. At times she can be dependent on others, but for the most part she's a strong character - a nice surprise. The story begins in the Goodlands with Violet being arrested and being sent to Ward D where she ends up meeting Jag. The relationship that forms between them is an interesting one, especially considering the relationship with Zenn before Violet gets arrested. As the story goes on, Violet begins to learn that everything she's come to know about her family is a lie. She believed her father was taken away and that her sister, Tyson, was killed, but when she learns the truth, the story really takes a turn for the best.
I did honestly enjoy this book. It was a nice, fun read.