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Surrender: A Possession Novel Hardcover – June 5, 2012

4.4 out of 5 stars 51 customer reviews
Book 2 of 3 in the Possession Series

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Editorial Reviews


"The end is satisfying in a full-circle way and is set up for a third novel in this world. Some recent dystopian novels with a similar them are the Matched series by Ally Condie and the Delirium series by Lauren Oliver." -VOYA

"A thrilling, fan-pleasing sequel." -The Deseret News

“This dystopian novel…might appeal to readers of Scott Westerfeld’s Uglies and Suzanne Collins’s The Hunger Games.” --SLJ

About the Author

Elana Johnson writes young adult fiction. Her work includes the young adult dystopian romance series PossessionSurrenderAbandon, and Regret, published by Simon Pulse (Simon & Schuster). Her popular ebook, From the Query to the Call, is also available, as well as a young adult dystoipan short story in the Possession world, Resist

School teacher by day, Query Ninja by night, you can find her online at her personal blog (elanajohnson.com) or Twitter (@ElanaJ). She also co-founded the Query Tracker blog, WriteOnCon, and contributes to the League of Extraordinary Writers, a blog written by young adult science fiction and fantasy authors.

She loves writing dystopian romance so much, she published her Elemental Series. A novella, Elemental Rush, began a new paranormal teen romance series. Elemental Hunger, a full-length novel, is the second part of the story. The series concludes with Elemental Release, the final novella. These fantasy romances are only available on Kindle Ebooks.

Her young adult contemporary romances include Elevated and Something About Love, both coming of age love romances only available on Kindle Ebooks.

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Product Details

  • Series: Possession
  • Hardcover: 480 pages
  • Publisher: Simon Pulse; First Edition edition (June 5, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1442445688
  • ISBN-13: 978-1442445680
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 1.6 x 8.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (51 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,727,052 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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4.5 Stars

'Surrender' is the second book in the Possession series - a young adult science fiction/dystopian that follows our fearless main characters as they fight against the Rules and the Thinkers. In this book, the focus turns to Vi's new roomate - Raine. Raine's father is the Director in Freedom, and she has always been Good and followed all the rules. Raine finds herself falling for Gunner, even though she knows she shouldn't. When she finds out how Gunner is connected to Zenn - Vi's boyfriend - Raine knows that things aren't what they seem. Now her father is asking her to spy on Vi and report back to him. What exactly is her father hiding and what would happen if she were to help Vi remember?

I found this installment to be just as enchanting and exciting as the first book in the series. New characters are introduced and we learn interesting things about some of the characters from the first novel too. All of the characters are well rounded and likable and we see some good character growth occur. The world building continues to be fantastic and adds more depth and intricacy from the first book. The attention to detail and the descriptions used make the world incredibly believable and I loved the continued history and backstory that we're given. The plot was fast paced and full of adventure, action, and thrills. There was some romance again in this book, but it wasn't overly corny and didn't overshadow the main plot of the book. I really liked the way the characters interacted with one another - it felt genuine and also built great connections for further books in the series. Overall, this was a wonderful second installment in the series and I will be eagerly awaiting the third book to be released. Highly recommended for fans of science fiction, fantasy, and dystopians.

Disclosure: I received a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.
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In this stunning companion novel to last year's Possession, Elana Johnson has pulled out all the stops and given her readers a heart-pound action story laced with a budding romance and the ever-present machinations of the Thinkers. If you were one of those people like me who saw that this book wasn't about Vi and Jag and cried a little bit on the inside, let me reassure you right up front--you are going to fall head-over-heels for Raine and Gunner and you'll get to see bits of those characters that you loved in Possession.

The world of Surrender is one that you're already familiar with--the Thinker-controlled cities, the underground Resistance, and the characters who straddle both sides. What I absolutely loved about Surrender is that Ms. Johnson gave me more back-story and world-building than we saw in Possession and I found myself completely intrigued by the stories of how their world got to the place its in now. It added a little extra something to my reading and I felt like it really enhanced my understanding of the world.

Raine and Gunner--I don't even know where to start with them! I went in to this story worried that perhaps I wouldn't like or connect with these characters as much as I did with Vi and Jag in Possession, but thankfully, my fears were completely unwarranted. I LOVED THEM. It was really easy to connect and identify with the pair as their struggle for little bits of freedom in a world that's very control or be controlled. They each have a special power that makes them valuable to both sides of the struggle and we watch them (along with Zenn!) straddle the line between worlds.

(If you're wondering, yes, Vi and Jag make appearances. Yes, it is awesome to see them again. No, I'm not going to tell you about them.
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Raine Hightower is daughter to the Director of Freedom. A place where your special talents are honed. The training consists of constant monitoring and a penalty system in place when a citizen deviates in any way. Not only are you brainwashed and controlled into submission, your very thoughts are monitored through a cache system implanted into the citizens.

Gunner Jameson is at the top of his class. His ability to compel with just his voice is so alluring that he caught the attention of Director Hightower. When put to the choice of siding with the Director or joining the resistance, Gunner rebels and becomes an Insider.

When Violet Schoenfeld winds up as Raine's flatmate she is completely controlled. She doesn't remember anything but Zenn, her match. With Raine's help, Vi breaks through her brainwashed fog, only to discover that the world she has landed in is much worse than the one she just escaped from.

Surrender is the second book in the Possession series. Listed as a companion novel, it's much more unique in that the story arc continues immediately where Possession ended. Violet, Zenn and Jag make numerous appearances, but it's really Raine and Gunner's story.

Told from multiple point of views, Surrender starts off slowly. Since it's a companion novel, we're introduced to new characters. Once you get settled into this dystopian world the pacing really takes off. Often times when reading a novel written with many points of view, it gets bogged down and can be repetitive. That doesn't happen in Surrender. Each character has a unique voice that is easily identifiable.

Even though I really liked Possession, I enjoyed Surrender more. I found myself racing through parts of this book because it had me entranced.
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