Author: Jessica Therrien
Publisher: ZOVA books
Release Date: February 28th, 2012
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Elyse knows what it means to keep a secret. She's been keeping secrets her whole life. Two, actually. First, that she ages five times slower than the average person, so that while she looks eighteen years old, she's closer to eighty. Second, that her blood has a mysterious power to heal. For Elyse, these things don't make her special. They make life dangerous. After the death of her parents, she's been careful to keep her secret as closely guarded as possible. Now, only one other person in the world knows about her age and ability. Or so she thinks. Elyse is not the only one keeping secrets. There are others like her all over the world, descendants of the very people the Greeks considered gods. She is one of them, and they have been waiting for her for a long time. Among so many of her kind, she should not be very remarkable--except for the prophecy. Some believe she will put an end to traditions, safeguarded by violence, which have oppressed her people for centuries. Others are determined to keep her from doing just that. But for Elyse, the game is just beginning--and she's not entirely willing to play by their rules.-Goodreads
Overall, I really enjoyed Oppression!! I wasn't sure what to expect when I first picked it up. I am a huge fan of Greek mythology books so that definitely caught my eye when I first heard about this book.
One of my favorite parts about this book was the plot! I really liked this new take on Greek mythology..it is very original and I really enjoyed seeing it in a different light! The plot also was the perfect pace for me, not too fast and not too slow. It was easy to follow along with and I found myself really enjoying the different plot twists that came along with this book!
I also really liked the main character in this book, Elyse! She is a very likable character and she is willing to do anything to help her friends which I really liked seeing. I also liked that she didn't really know who she was at the beginning of the book and it was interesting to see her learn about herself as the reader learned as well!
In the end, I really enjoyed this book and I definitely would recommend it to Greek mythology fans out there or people who are looking for a new read! I can't wait for the next book in the series!
My Rating: Four out of Five Stars