Monday, March 28, 2011

Possession by Elana Johnson

So Friday afternoon I have to admit I was feeling bummed out. I had a super productive yet relaxing week, but Spring Break was sadly coming to a close.


My day took an abrupt turn and was instantly fabulous when the mail arrived and much to my surprise in my mailbox was my very own ARC of the amazing Elana Johnson's debut novel Possession.

Yeah, I about passed out. I'm pretty certain that my neighbors are now close to having me committed. Oh well.

So the rest of the day went like this.

Put daughter down for her nap. Read Possession. Had dinner with my parents. Read Possession. Got the kiddos to bed. Read Possession.

You get the idea.

I could not put it down and when someone made me, it wasn't pretty. Needless to say I finished it last night and it was amazing. If you follow Elana's blog you know she has a free spirited voice like no other. That very same voice shines through in Possession.

Possession is a must read, get your hands on a copy ASAP kind of book. I became an instant fan of her MC Violet/Vi...her quick wit and no-nonsense attitude won me over in a heartbeat. And her leading men? Well I won't ruin any of the well played surprises there. The characters in combination with the beautiful clean writing of Elana's created a fabulous story. It will leave you breathless until the very end.

But don't take my word for it...check out the description from Goodreads:

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.

Okay....I don't want to be selfish. Though it pains me to part with it, I am giving all of you a chance to win this ARC. It's so good that I just have to share it!

So, I think we all know the drill by now. All you have to do to enter is leave a comment on this post, follow my blog and of course Elana's. You can also get points by helping me spread the word about this amazing book by blogging, tweeting etc...just let me know in the comments.

Thanks for helping me support Elana and good luck!


Christine Danek said...

Okay, don't enter me because I have this lovely book. I'm reading it right now and totally agree with you.
HAve a great day!

Unknown said...

AHHH I want a copy so badly!!!! It has been on my list for ever and I just love when I hear people gushing about it!!!

I wasn't lucky enough to snag a copy like a lot of you so I would love to be entered into the drawing! How fun to have a traveling ARC :)

I'm sure you already know that I adore Elana and she is already on my Must-Have's list for this year!!!

Lindsay said...

Yay. I cannot wait to read this book.
I've added the details to my blog :)

oh, and ENTER ME (but you knew that, right?) LOL. :)

Melissa said...

I'd love a copy!!! I'm following both you and Elana so PLEASE enter me. It's good to know it's as good as I hoped it would be.

Jaydee Morgan said...

Seeing this book all over makes me want to read it even more! Glad you got an early copy and that it turned your day around :)

MarcyKate said...

Wow, this sounds like an amazing book! Count me in for the contest!

Anonymous said...

Awesome contest!!! Good luck to everyone!!

Tere Kirkland said...

Just started following your blog today!

I'd love to win this ARC. Thanks for having such an amazing contest!

Lisa Gail Green said...

I am so insanely jealous of you right now. Just thought you ought to know. :D

Chris Phillips said...

Am I disqualified for being your personal hero?

Angela said...

Ooooh, I so want a chance to win your arc. Can't wait to get my hands on this book. :)

Unknown said...

Oh wow, count me in if it's international! Possession sounds incredible - thanks for the contest, Renae! :)

Jemi Fraser said...

Don't enter me either - I have my own gorgeous copy. I agree completely. It is a FABULOUS! book!! (And yes it deserves a lot of exclamation points!!!)

Natalie Aguirre said...

I just got my copy too! I just got Melissa Marr's book from the library so I have to finish that first. But I can't wait to start it. So give the ARC to someone else.

Katrina L. Lantz said...

I'm so excited to read this book! Feels like we've been waiting FOR-EV-UH! Thanks for getting me even more excited! I follow your blog and Elana's already. You ladies are both awesomesauce.

le guerre said...

ooh, count me in! crazily crazy for this book. thanks for the opportunity :D

Aydrea said...

This book sounds so awesome, it has been on my tbr pile for awhile. Thanks for the great giveaway!

Tweeted it -!/arick01/status/52765054399033344


Aydrea said...

Oops I forgot to add that I follow both blogs!

Jennifer said...

I follow both blogs, and I'm on my way to tweet it!

Christy said...

I'd love to read it!

Fashion Addict said...

OMG. THIS BOOK SOUNDS AMAZING!!! *high pitched voice*
The cover is SPECTACULAR!!!
Following both blogs:)

Vivien said...

I'd love a chance to read this book!!
New follower- I became #300!!!
Follow Elana
+1 spread here

deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

Alicia said...

I'm so excited for this book. Can't wait.

GFC follower of both blogs

I tweeted about this contest and her book here!/aliciacald/status/54010791912939520


Janet Johnson said...

So jealous! I would love to win this. :)

deltay said...

Oh my gosh, I'm super super super excited about Possession as well! Would love to win this :) Following both your awesome blogs!