Friday, June 1, 2012

Win the ARC of Surrender by Elana Johnson

I was very fortunate to receive an ARC of Elana Johnson's latest book, SURRENDER. This is the non-stop action packed sequel to POSSESSION.

Here's the blurb from Amazon:

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….

Before I even opened the book, I couldn't help fall in love with the cover. It has such powerful imagery. The colors and simplicity of it captivated me.

And as I opened the cover and allowed myself to be immersed in Elana's world, I found the writing to not disappoint.

What I love about this book: Wow. What to choose? I'd have to say the action. There wasn't a dull moment here and I found the pages flew beneath my fingertips.

What makes this book unique: The technology. Elana's mind blows mine. Where does she come up with this kind of stuff? E-boards, enhancements, hoverboards, spiders, and caches. She takes superhero qualities and mixes them with modern technology to create a unique world.

Why should you read it? The struggle. I found Raine's struggle to be free from her father's control, yet needing to find purpose in her world an excellent pull. Raine is a character a reader can identify with. It's refreshing how she deals with her struggle instead of just relying on a cute boy. She's strong and independent, yet she knows when to seek help from her friends.

Favorite lines:

"Can you brainwash me?" the Director asked.
"I believe I can, sir."
"I believe you can too, Mr. Jameson."

Are you intrigued yet? If so, comment below to enter to win the ARC of SURRENDER by June 9th. Earn an extra point if you tweet about the contest (mention that you tweeted it in the comment section).

Check out Elana's blog too!

14 comments:

Keisha Martin said...

I am intrigued to read the second book in the series I read the first and was hooked I had to get the loan from library, so if i got the chance to own the second that would be amazing, I will RT the contest and crossing my fingers...toes yikes that may be too hard but if I could I would because the books are fantastic with swoon worthy covers. =o)

CookieMonster said...

Oh my gosh, this is awesome! I absolutely ADORED Possession, and it looks like Surrender will be just as amazing! The cover is absolutely gorgeous; I love how colorful the hummingbird is in comparison to the white jar. So creepy. :) It would be the best to win an ARC of this, so I'm definitely keeping my fingers crossed supper tightly. Thanks so much for this giveaway contest; you are the best! Can't wait to see who wins. :)

Marcia said...

What a great cover. I love the colors, and it's different for a YA these days.

Off I go to tweet this. :)

Barbara Watson said...

So exciting for the second book to come out! I would love to win your ARC, and I'm thrilled to be part of Elana's blogfest in June.

SusieBookworm (Susanna) said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I haven't read Possession yet (but the time is approaching), but I love reading about pretty much any premise for a dystopia.

SusieBookworm (Susanna) said...

Just retweeted the contest, too!

Vivien said...

I've been anticipating this release since Possession came out. Then Regret made the obsession even worse!!

tweet:
https://twitter.com/deadtossedwaves/status/208649648221597696

Vivien
deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

Monica Gutierrez said...

I absolutely LOVED the first book, and would love to win this one!!! Thanks for the giveaway!!!!

Tweet:
https://twitter.com/monica254/status/208650972124286976

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Kelly Polark said...

I loved Possession and so looking forward to this one! So yes, throw my hat into the ring! :)
Thanks for the contest and I'll tweet!

Llehn said...

I'd love to play please!

lesly7ch(at)yahoo(dot)com

Giora said...

Thanks, Christina, for intrducing this novel. My WIP has elements of brainwashing the population at large, so I'm going to the bookstore in my building to read the relevant pages from Elana's Surrender. No need to put me in the contest. Best wishes.

throuthehaze said...

Thanks for the giveaway!
throuthehaze at gmail dot com

donnas said...

I really looking forward to reading it. Sounds like its really good.

tweet - https://twitter.com/DonnaS1/status/209516047961821184

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Katharyn Vela said...

I love the cover and look foward to reading it!

katvela12345 AT hotmail.com