From Goodreads: 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....
Me, Myself and I on: Possession and Surrender by Elana Johnson.
Very. Bacon Excellent. Decision.
I: Loved these books!
Me: You know what, I was impressed with the overall story of both novels.
Myself: I was impressed with Jag, in both books.
Me: Do you really get that caught up on the guys?
Myself: Uh, yeah. What of it?
I: Girls, look, no fighting this time. Besides, Myself's obsession with Jag made your obsession with Gunner an okay thing. Right? Right?
***Myself and Me glare at I***
I clears her throat: Um, moving on. Well, I have to say, the love triangle existed in both books, though it was much more prominent in Possession than it was in Surrender.
Myself: Jag was soooo the bad boy and yeah, I know, bad boys are trouble but come on, can you say HOT?
Me: Could you imagine living in a world where your thoughts are controlled, where some person or establishment has the ability to plug into your mind and tell you how to live every minute of your life? Just...creepy.
Myself: Which is why I LURVED Jag. Nobody was going to tell HIM what to do.
I: There's something about dystopian novels that resonate. The possibilities of the future are countless and yet one of these imagined worlds, created by authors like Elana, could really happen.
Me: Who here would recommend these books?
***all three raise their hands***
I: Love it when we're in agreement...and no cat fighting has happened.
Myself: Jag is still the hottest.
Me: That would be Gunner. He rocked Surrender.
I: Let's just enjoy the rest of this frozen yogurt and agree to disagree.
Possession and Surrender, both definite must reads for anyone with a love for sci-fi, dystopian, and a little bit of a rebel.
Have you read any great dystopian or sci-fi novels, whether old or new?