Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Review Wednesday: Possessions by Elana Johnson

Date:                     7/25/11
Title:                     Possessions
Author:                  Elana Johnson
ISBN 10:                 1442421258
ISBN 13:                 978-1442421257
Pages:                   416
Publisher:              Simon Pulse
Cover:                  Hard Cover
Reviewer:             Yolanda M. Johnson-Bryant – Literary Wonders!  
Rating:                  3 Stars

Possessions by Elana Johnson is a prime example of “The Breakfast Club meets Demolition Man”. This sci-fi story of rebellion, teenage love and self-discovery was interesting at best.

I found a lot of things to be confusing and felt that some sort of or a better explanation could have been given. Violet is arrested after being caught walking with whom she thinks is the love of her life, yet she is thrown in a cell with bad boy Jag, whom she tries her best not to fall for.

I tried to figure why I couldn’t feel this book. At first, I thought perhaps it was the fact that I am not a big sci-fi fan, but realized that was not it, as I realized I have read many sci-fi titles that I do like.

Even though Vi lived in a world of fantasy, I did like how the author realistically told us, or led us to believe that many of the reasons Vi was a bit of a rebel was because of how different her mother treated her from her sister.

There were a couple of curse words and being that this is a YA novel, most would frown upon it, but I’ve heard YA’s say much worse.

Overall, I would have to say that I would recommend this book to a YA that I knew liked sci-fi, otherwise, I wouldn’t. Perhaps in the future, after I read a few more YA sci-fi novels, I might come back to this one to get a better understanding.

There is a twist in the end, but it was predictable. I think some people will either like it or hate it. 

1 comment:

  1. I just read another review today that someone did an Teaser sentence to. i was confused then, however i commented on the unique looking book cover.