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  • Posted June 4, 2012

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    This book was just as fantastic as the first one, if not more. I

    This book was just as fantastic as the first one, if not more. I absolutely loved it!! Raine and Gunner are fantastic characters with so much depth to them.I really enjoyed getting to know them and some of the other new characters we get introduced to. No worries, we still get Vi and Jag too. This is pretty fabulously action packed. Also very emotionally intense at times too. I was so engaged in this book, I didn't have a clue (or care) what was going on around me while I was reading.

    I will start off with Raine. She is daughter of Van Hightower, the Director. She has a super powerful talent and is also part of the Insiders. She is basically working against her father. He is a pretty scary guy!! She is supposed to watch over Vi and report everything that Vi says or does. She is also not allowed to tell Vi anything or ask specific things like what colors she might like or favorite food. Vi is brainwashed to only like what she is told to. Raine eventually wonders what they are trying to keep Vi from remembering. It has to be something major. I really liked Raine. I was worried that I wouldn't be able to really connect to new characters as well as I had with Vi in Possession, but I was so wrong. I totally connected with the new characters in this one.

    Gunner is wanted by Van Hightower. He too has a very powerful talent. Gunner is one of those characters the is just so intriguing you can't help but want to know more and become completely engaged in his story and everything about him. Van Hightower isn't the only one who wants him. He is also wanted by the Insiders. He discovers a lot of secrets and goes through a lot in this book. He is flatmates with Zenn, and he soon discovers there is a whole lot more going on than he could have initially imagined. Gunner is very smart, and very determined. He does what he thinks is the right thing even if it means sacrificing other things that are important too.

    The romance is really well done. I really enjoyed Raine and Gunner both wanting something more, but fighting it too. Knowing that it's totally wrong, but sick of being told who they are supposed to be with and every aspect of their lives controlled and mapped out for them. They are both such strong characters and their chemistry was very apparent and believable. The romance is integrated into the story perfectly too. It's not in your face to the point where it takes over. The main story is still front and center, but their relationship is very important to the story.

    Okay, so I don't really know how to go into the story without saying too much. This book is centering around Gunner and Raine, but Zenn, Jag, and Vi are still very much a big part of it. We are basically continuing on and expanding from the first book. This book steps it up a bit in my opinion. All I can really say is, if you like Possession, you need to read Surrender. I really felt like I was part of this story. I was so sucked into the book. I felt the emotions of the characters. It wasn't like I was just reading the pages of a book. I was experiencing them.

    In this we get more action, more secrets, more twists, and a killer ending!! OMG I was like "What?!! You can't be serious!!" The ending made my mouth drop and I am DYING for the next book. Totally need it!!! I feel like this review was so lame, but I can't do justice to the book and I doubt you want me to ramble on and gush. All I can say about it really is, do yourself a favor and get this book ASAP. It's so good!!

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 14, 2012

    As good as the first

    I absolutely looooovvvveeeedddd this book! It was just as good as the first maybe even better! I couldnt put it down and i thought the whole thing was phonomenal! I give it a **************************************************************** + star rating! Its a MUST READ BY E. Johnson

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 27, 2012

    Amazing read!

    I love how Elana writes. Her characters are believable and lovable, unless you are thinking of the bad guys and then you hate them, or do you. She always leaves you wondering if everyone is as bad as they seem. Gunner and Raine have a lovely budding romance and I loved it when they finally kissed while riding their hover-boards. I recommend this as a great read.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 22, 2012

    I loved Possession and the world created by Elana Johnson. And I

    I loved Possession and the world created by Elana Johnson. And I loved Surrender even more. In this latest installment, we are introduced to new characters, new love, and new types of supernatural abilities. I loved Raine - everything about her. I loved her attitude, her complexities, and her relationship with Gunner. This is an action-packed fabulous second in a series. Where other series begin to falter with book two, this one is just taking off!

    BRING ON MORE!!!!!!!!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 14, 2012

    Wonderful

    It was just as fantastic mabye even more than the first book i absolutley loved it i cant wait till the next book i hope it comes out soon

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 14, 2014

    :)

    This book is a better than the 1st. I didnt like how there were new characters taking the lead on this book at first but after a couple of chapter i found that they are just as awesome as jag and vi! Elana johnson rocks dudes!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 17, 2014

    Amazing

    Amazing

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  • Posted March 6, 2013

    I Also Recommend:

    Awesome book!Elana Johnson makes up and amazing world that makes

    Awesome book!Elana Johnson makes up and amazing world that makes you want to live in it.She also captures the true meaning of romance and comedy.This book was amazing can't wait for more

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 2012

    Sweetstar

    No

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2012

    Golden

    Yes get out Sweetstar. *turns to elana* There is a person out there called Golden.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2012

    Hey

    Hey elana

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 31, 2012

    Elana

    Jerk. Your as bad as your stupid brother.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 2, 2012

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    After I finished reading Possession, which is the first book of

    After I finished reading Possession, which is the first book of the series, I was so very excited to see what happens next. I loved Vi and Jag, and I just wanted MORE of them. When I read the synopsis and found out that the main characters are different, I'm going to have to admit that I was kind of upset. I loved Vi and Jag! I know they had a tiny part and were still characters in the book, but I really wanted the story to be about them again. Even though I was upset and all, I was still excited about starting this book.

    When I started Surrender. It was good. I know a lot of people said this book was much better than the first one, but I have to disagree. I also admit it wasn't that much of a page turner, and I don't know if that was because of the book or because I was in a reading slump, but it didn't grab my attention like Possession. The main protagonist, Raine, was not as unique as Vi. If I had to compare both characters, I would choose Vi. I felt like Raine was a bit weak, and she just annoyed me a bit at some parts. The main male protagonist, Gunner, wasn't that bad. I don't know if I was constantly comparing them to Vi and Jag, but Raine and Gunner aren't high on my favorite characters list, but they were enjoyable to read about in the end.

    What was really different about Surrender in comparison to Possession was how the book dragged in the middle. While I enjoyed the first part of the book, the middle felt really long and boring. There were many unnecessary parts that didn't really grab my attention. All the tech details were very confusing to me, and hard as well to picture. I felt there was nothing major happening in the story. Thinking about it now, I feel like I can summarize it pretty easily.

    With all that talk, you probably think I didn't enjoy Surrender, but honestly it was good. Did I tell you about the ending? Now that was one hell of an ending. I just love all of Elana's endings. They always make me hungry for more, and now I really cannot wait for the third book of the trilogy. I hope it's going to be as amazing as the first book.

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  • Posted July 29, 2012

    Great follow up...

    If you thought possessions was great wait until you read this...I couldn't put it down I kept wanting more (:

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  • Posted July 23, 2012

    Been waiting forever to read this! I love these series. Amazing

    Been waiting forever to read this! I love these series. Amazing book

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 23, 2012

    Loved it

    This book was hilarious, entertaining and my second favorite of the serious. S. Johnson did a marvelous job.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 17, 2012

    CANT WAIT!!!!!

    This book will be aming!

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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