Tuesday, November 6, 2012

"Surrender" by Elana Johnson ~ Blog Tour (giveaway)

I read the first book "Possession" and  enjoyed it.   The opportunity to participate in this blog tour was one that I couldn't pass up.  I am in the process of reading "Surrender" right now and will post my review on this blog when I am finished.  I don't want to post and incomplete review.  I am still trying to play  catch up from my husband's recent hospitalization from a ruptured appendix.  He's still having test done because he's not feeling up to par yet, but things are definitely looking up.

About Possession: Vi knows the Rule: Girls don't walk with boys, and they never even thinkabout 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.

My review from June 2011 I love the idea behind the story. A dystopian society where people are controlled into behaving. They plug into transmitters at night telling them how to conserve the environment, help others, and be productive citizens.

Violet is an uncontrollable young woman. She stops plugging in, she likes to think for herself, but she has a hard time obeying the overly strict rules. She finds herself imprisoned for walking in the park after dark with a boy. He is her match, and so it shouldn't be too bad. 

This book is dystopian with a bit of a paranormal twist. Technology is in abundance as well as mind control. Violet is a natural at using mind control plus she can control technology. She is wanted by the ruling government and the factions fighting against the government.

Of course, she meets Jag, the bad boy. Develops feelings for him while still harboring feelings for her match, Zenn. She has to come to terms with her abilities and her feelings. Plus there is more emotional twists in the book that I won't go into, it might be a bit of a spoiler.

I hope that there will be more books. I don't want the ending to be the ending. Just another transition to a different part of the overall story.  

About Surrender:  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...

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Giveaway!  This giveaway is for US/Canadian addresses.

The prize is for a copy of "Possession", "Surrender", and an eBook copy of a related short story, "Regret."

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I purchased a copy of  "Regret" for my kindle for $1.99.  I really do regret not having Surrender read and ready for review in time for this tour stop. :)


  1. I would love to win this! Thank you for the chance.

  2. Lisa, I'm so glad your hubby is improving!! If the appendix ruptured, I imagine that may have made for a harder surgery (poor guy) <3

    Sending you ((hugs)), and of course, thank you for another sweet giveaway :)
    Mary DeBorde (M.A.D.)

  3. Thanks for this awesome giveaway!


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