December 08, 2012

Surrender - Review

Surrender (Possession #2) by Elana Johnson
Book Blurb
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...
My Review
Raine has always followed the rules and kept her power hidden. It is what her father always wanted her to do and she follows his rules because he is the director. Most of the time anyway a girl does have to have fun after all. Her powers are something she hates to use so it's no problem for her not to talk about them. Especially to her roommate Vi who she keeps an eye on for her dad. When she begins to fall for Gunner a guy she has known for a while she also discovers that Gunner knows Zenn who is Vi's boyfriend. While Raine slowly unravels what her dad wants to keep hidden deep in her mind a new prisoner may change all that. Jag may know more things than any of them do some that will shake Raine's world to the core.

Raine and Gunner are both fantastic characters and different from Vi and Zenn who if you read the first book met. Raine has a special power she doesn't like to use because she knows how much it violates a person. She does try to always follow the rules at first but it is not in a goodie goodie way. Gunner has a power that is very strong as well and one the director would love to get his hands on. I think I fell for him at the start. You get to see inside both these characters head so you really get to understand them both and what they are thinking. 

In this second book you find yourself in a new part of the dystopian world the author has create. Here you are in Freedom and it may just be the worst of all. If you thought the other places were bad you haven't seen anything yet. Most of the people here have powers and go to special schools to train in them for the Directors use. The Director is a truly evil man who hides behind a false screen of just wanting the best for the people. I did enjoy seeing the characters from the first book in this one. You get to see what they are doing and going through now.This series is a wonderful addition to dystopion books packed full of intrigue, love, and some paranormal aspects thrown in.
4 out of 5 Bats~Pam

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