Friday, March 16, 2012

Oppression (Children of the Gods # 1) by Jessica Therrien Review

Name: Oppression
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

My Review:
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 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


  1. I have this on my shelf waiting to be read! Hopefully Ill enjoyed this too as much as you did! Great review Sarah.x


  2. Haven't heard a lot about this one; it's my first review for this book. It sounds so intriguing. Glad you enjoyed it. Awesome review, Sarah.

  3. Thanks for reviewing my book! So happy you liked it!!

  4. Oppression tells the story of Elyse, a girl who not only can heal people with her blood, but who mysteriously ages five times slower than regular people. Though she thinks she's alone in the world, there are actually many others like her, with different abilities but similar stories. She's special, though. There's a reason her parents never told her about the others of her kind. Before she was born, an oracle prophesied that she would bring change to her people. Elyse isn't sure that she's ready to be a revolutionary. She's only just begun to make friends, to discover who she is, and to find love.


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