Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Surrender Review

480 pages

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.

This series has improved since the first novel. I found this book to be much more interesting and understandable on a whole. There were still a few confusing parts where I couldn't grasp exactly what was going on. However, that didn't make this novel any less enjoyable. This book mostly focuses on Raine and Gunn's story as they try to figure out exactly what's going on in Freedom and with the Director. I like Raine as a character because she is strong and brave although not as much when it comes to her father, The Director. Gunn on the other hand is still a bit of a mystery to me. He seems to have strong powers yet it feels like every move they make in this book is more difficult than it should be. We see more of Zenn in this novel but his mindset is still a bit of a mystery throughout the story. Vi is back but she isn't quite herself and has a lot to go through to get back to who she once was. There are a few other familiar characters who make appearances that help add to the storyline. This book had quite a few parts that threw me for a loop and the ending was completely unexpected. All in all I enjoyed reading this novel and I can't wait to see what happens next in this story. I recommend reading this if you've read the first novel, Possession.


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