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….
A few days ago, before I started reading SURRENDER, I couldn’t help but worry that I would be lost because I haven’t read POSSESSION yet, though it’s been on my to-read list forever. But I shouldn’t have worried; Elana does a fantastic job re-establishing the world and its rules and characters. And now that I’ve finished SURRENDER, I’m even more desperate to read POSSESSION. So if you’re hesitating to buy SURRENDER because you haven’t gotten the chance to read the first book yet, I’m telling you: no need to worry.
Though SURRENDER is a companion novel and not a sequel to POSSESSION, the main characters of the first book like Vi, Zenn and Jag play a big role. But the book is told from the perspective of Raine and Gunn. And let me tell you, Raine is a strong heroine and has great chemistry with Gunn, the boy her father wants because of his powerful talent. So if you’re a fan of forbidden love, you’ll be a very happy reader.
But there isn’t only romance, the book is packed with action and yet still doesn’t neglect emotional moments between characters, especially the father-daughter face-offs between Raine and Van Hightower sent shivers down my back. He’s one creepy guy and a fantastic antagonist.
And you know what’s best? The world Elana created. I loved the gadgets, like guard spiders, e-comms, wrist-ports, hovercopters and especially the hoverboards! Who doesn't love hoverboards?
My verdict: SURRENDER is a fantastic second book and you shouldn’t miss it!
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