Review: Resist (0.5) by Elana Johnson

Resist (Possession, #0.5)Zenn Bower has spent his life falling in love with Violet Schoenfeld. After he turned twelve, he learned his father was part of an underground revolution called the Resistance, a group of free-thinking citizens fighting against the mind controlling government. He joined, putting his considerable talents to use: lying, flying, and voice control.

He wishes life inside the Resistance could be easy. He yearns to tell Vi what he's doing in the middle of the night. He wants cocky leader of the Resistance Jag Barque to back off.

Zenn runs a mission with Blaze, Jag's older brother, to Freedom. It's a simple get in, get out procedure. But things go wrong when Blaze breaks protocol and Zenn uses his voice to detain him. Zenn's met by Thane Meyers at the drop location, and he has an interesting proposal for Zenn.

Ultimately Zenn has to choose: Violet or the Resistance.

I thought this was an okay story. When I first started reading it I was wondering what was going on. But as it progressed I realized I was in the P.O.V. of Zenn. I would probably suggest you read book one Possession before you read this even though this is book 0.5. You may come to understand Zenn's actions in book one a whole lot better.
Zenn has been in love with Vi for 5 years. He wants to be matched with her. But in order to do that well he needs to start giving up answers and a certain person to the Director. The Director has given Zenn an ultimatum and Zenn realizes he can not live on both sides. He has to pick. But which one will he choose? The Resistance that he is a part of or Vi and his love for her? Well that you just have to find out.
Now you are in a dystopia type world. You have people with powers, thinkers, those that want to control others, those who do not want to be controlled and fight for the greater good, last but not least you have some who just follow the rules. 
The love that Zenn has for Vi feels not real, almost empty and hollow. It didn't seem that he was head over heels in love. Other than that it was an overall good story, something that was worth the read.

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About the author
I am the author of the POSSESSION series, which includes novels POSSESSION, SURRENDER, and ABANDON, as well as short stories REGRET (ebook only) and RESIST (free here on Goodreads).

In between all the smiling, I blog for the League of Extraordinary Writers and help to organize WriteOnCon.

I also teach, watch reality TV, and drive too fast.

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