Possession by Elana Johnson
Vi knows the Rule: Girls don’t walk with boys, and they never even think about kissing them. But no one makes Vi want to break the Rules more than Zenn…and since the Thinkers have chosen him as Vi’s future match, how much trouble can one kiss cause? The Thinkers may have brainwashed the rest of the population, but Vi is determined to think for herself.
But the Thinkers are unusually persuasive, and they’re set on convincing Vi to become one of them…starting by brainwashing Zenn. Vi can’t leave Zenn in the Thinkers’ hands, but she’s wary of joining the rebellion, especially since that means teaming up with Jag. Jag is egotistical, charismatic, and dangerous–everything Zenn’s not. Vi can’t quite trust Jag and can’t quite resist him, but she also can’t give up on Zenn.
This is a game of control or be controlled. And Vi has no choice but to play.
Summary taken from goodreads
My Expectations: pretty darn high. I thought this was going to be an action packed dystopian that would leave me craving the next installment.
In Actuality: It let me down, guys. It wasn’t one of those books that was just torture to get through, not at all. But I just found myself SO confused most of the time. There would be some big, climatic moment and I would just be like, huh? I just don’t feel like some of the characters were set up in a way that made it easy for me to see the connections made throughout the story.
Vi, our main character, was not a strong heroine. At least, in my humble opinion. She was too busy figuring out which boy she wanted to be with forever.. yes, this means yet ANOTHER love triangle. And, quite frankly, I didn’t really like either of the boys. at all.
My last complaint is that the writing was confusing. When there was an “action”scene I just could not set it up in my mind. The scenes were not written in a way where I could set them up in my mind.
ON THE OTHER HAND, I am not trying to bash this book. I did enjoy reading it (which seems kind of odd given the complaints I just made..), and it was a decent book. Just definitely not what I expected, and maybe not a book that catered to my reading style.