Sunday, May 15, 2011
Possession by Elana Johnson
Needless to say, the cover is so cool (bad pun... I'm sorry). It features a butterfly trapped in a ice cube with a small drip coming off the corner. The whole theme of the cover is very simple but it works well. I love the assortment of fonts they use on this cover, especially the one they use for the authors name, it's very cursive looking. The colours on the cover just pop against the white background, putting focus on the butterfly and the tag line. I always seem to love simple covers, but I think they just appeal to me the most.
The characters in Possession were not my favorite. I found the main character, Violet, to be very indecisive and unsure of herself a lot of the time. One minute she was madly in love with Jag, and the next she didn't want to see him again, though often he did things to annoy her into this reaction. I also found Jag to be a little unpredictable, but in a kind of cute bad boy type way. I loved his bad boy attitude, it was a great contrast to Violet. Zenn was also enjoyable to read about, if not a little bit too safe at times. Needless to say, I am firmly on Team Jag.
The writing style that Elana has is very unique. It grabs you and holds you to each pages until you finish the book. In fact, even after the book is done you are left wondering and thinking about the book. The storyline however, was lacking at times. There was stretchs of time that lost me and left me wondering what had just happened, though there was a ton of awesome action and romance scenes along the way.
Overall, Possession was a decent dystopian read that anyone who has not read any dystopian should definately pick up. It did wet my appetite, and I will be picking up the next book when it comes out, but until then, Possession gets a 3.5/5.