4.13.2011

The POSSESSION Show the Love Tour!!!

So, guys. I feel so cool. I read my very first ever ARC this week.

For you non-writers (Hi, sisters!), that stands for Advanced Reader Copy. I got to read a book not available to the public yet!

I have arrived.

(*to those people who read ARCs all the time and are laughing at me right now, I say, "Shhh. Shhhhhhh. This is my parade. Take your rain elsewhere.")

As far as ARCs go, I think I got pretty lucky, too. POSSESSION, by Elana Johnson, is awesome. Here's the blurb from the back cover:

Vi knows the Rule: Girls don't walk with boys, and they never even think about 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.
 I got the book on Monday. I started it at 10 am and finished just before 2 pm. It was awesome. I read pretty much straight through, except the 2 minutes it took to throw frozen corn dogs in the microwave, squirt ketchup on paper plates, dump out Goldfish crackers, peel tops off applesauce cups, and throw the lunch at my kids like they were birds in the park as I dove back on the couch.

Longest two minutes of my life, yo.

This book sucked me in from the beginning and didn't spit me out until the end. And even then, it had to spit me out against my will.

Vi is an awesome girl. She's tough and smart and really funny. And holy cow, can I just talk about the awesome names in this book for a moment? Vi, Jag, Zenn, Pace, Blaze, Sloan, Gavin, Ty. So cool. There's tons of action in this book, lots of twists, lots of mmm-hmmm romance, and a kick-a heroine.

POSSESSION comes out June 7th for all you commoners. (Okay, sorry, I'll quit being all braggy. Out loud.) In the meantime, check out Elana's blog and Like "POSSESION by Elana Johnson" on Facebook. You can also find out more about POSSESSION here.

*side note: Elana's crit buddy, Ali, is responsible for the Show the Love Tour. You can get more info on the tour from her blog, or by tweeting #POSSESSIONlove. (I don't do Twitter stuff. I don't even know if I said that right.)

And remember: Don't plug in! Bad is the new Good!

21 comments:

Michael Offutt said...

How does one get a hold of ARC's?

Red Boot Pearl said...

Oh my gosh, you have arrived! I am so jealous. I can't wait to read this book! It's fun watching all the writing journey's out there, I look at Elana's query stuff--whenever I pull out the stupid thing to rework it--and this is one of the books she uses in a query example. It sounds like it really lives up to its premise.

I love books that you can't put down, even when you should be doing a million other things! And I'm so with you about the applesauce and corndogs taking way too long.

Jeigh said...

Michael, in this case, I kind of won the luck of the draw. Ali was gathering volunteers to read it and I pretty much begged her to pick me. Otherwise, I don't know the secret.

Juliemybird said...

One trick to getting an ARC is too lurk at library book sales. That's how I was able to read Delirium... a whole three hours before it came out. Ha! Go me.

Luanne Hardy said...

That sounds so interesting. I can't wait until it comes out.

Keriann Greaney Martin said...

I am going to make you so jealous right now - bwahaha!!

Back in January before I had written a single word on my WiP and was not part of the writing world, I attended the ALA conference in San Diego with my BFF. For about $20 to get in, I acquired a grand total of 70 FREE ARCS. I know! I already had a lot of other books to read, so I only just now read my first ARC - "Across the Universe" by Beth Revis. Awesome!

You know what else is super exciting? All those FREE ARCS *squee!* I snatched are now coming out in the bookstores. I sashay by the display tables and say to hubs "oh, I already have that book". He pretends to be impressed just to make me happy. What a guy :).

Jeigh said...

Ohmygosh, Keriann, that makes me sooooooooo jealous! I gotta get in on that action!

Sarahie said...

First of all, I'm happy for you. I wish I had been there to snatch it out of your hands when you were done with it, though. =) (I forgive you, though, because you are cool.)

Second, I'm glad you at least took the time to make your kids a healthy lunch (the applesauce...it earns tons of healthy points!)

Donea Lee said...

I've heard about the ALA arc-a-palooza! But, I've never gotten my hands on an ARC either. (although, I will soon, yay!) I'm glad Possession is getting a lot of great buzz! Elana deserves it!

Kasie West said...

OH, you lucky girl. I want that ARC. And Elana is the awesome.

Rachel Morgan said...

Oh you meanie! Just kidding ;-) I so want to read this book and now I'm one of those "commoners" who has to wait till June... Thanks for letting us know how super duper it is :-)

Jess said...

I can't wait to read this! I've never read an ARC, and I'm insanely jealous that you got to read this one :) Have a great weekend (sorry I didn't get to this post sooner--crazy week)!

Robyn Bavati said...

Lucky you! I've never got to read an ARC in my life - is it because you're going to review it? The book sounds fabulous.

Lydia K said...

I got this ARC too, and it was my first. What a fun read!

Regina said...

I love your review and am so glad that you finally got to read it. After I got the email it was like the clouds parted in the skies and the heavens sang...oh wait, that was me.

Yes, this is an incredible book and guess what? It was my very first ARC too. :D

Lynda R Young said...

congrats getting your hands on this book, you lucky lucky thing you. I'm looking forward to when it will be released.

Lindsay N. Currie said...

Wow, Jeigh you are so lucky. I just posted about this the other day. I've never gotten my greedy little paws on an arc and need to soon. Awesome, I'm excited for you!!!

Becky Wallace said...

SOOOO Jealous! Glad you enjoyed it! Who doesn't love Elana? She's awesome!

Julie Musil said...

I totally just laughed out loud about the corn dogs and squirting ketchup. Hilarious.

I totally want to read POSSESSION!

Anime said...

I am utterly, utterly jealous. *makes jealous eyes at you* Did I mention jealous? Yeah...that.

ali said...

Ah! I'm so glad you loved it!