Tour Stop/ Review & Giveaway: Oppression by Jessica Therrien

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

Kindle Edition, 346 pages
Published February 22nd 2012 by ZOVA Books

My rating: ♥♥♥♥♥

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.

Thanks so, so much to the author for this ARC copy for an honest review!

This book was the ending to my read-a-thon President's Day holiday weekend. It gave me such a warm and fuzzy feeling on the inside and like my binky, when I was a toddler, I couldn’t let it go. Putting this book down was punishment and I couldn’t rest my weary eyes until I’ve glimpsed every last word.

There were prophesies, destinies, oracles, a chosen one, oppressed people, villains (who weren’t afraid to literally “hit” a girl), and Greek mythology with a new spin. This is about the descendents of the Greek gods. Each descendent had a special power based on their ancestors’ bloodline. #FreakingAwesome-sauce The only thing I longed for was that kick ass heroine; but Elyse was another kind of creature. She was like Mahatma Gundi or Mother Teresa, who took non-violent approaches. On top of that there was a life or death situation, no scratch that. That implies thrilling suspense. There was a dying situation; and it was slow, drawn out, and completely heart breaking. There was a difficult dilemma. One I don’t think I would ever be able to make a decision on; and this forever endeared me to Elyse. Now I want so much to highlight William, but I can’t without feeling like I’m coveting Ellie’s man. (lol) For hours I sat with Nook propped on my knees, bug eyed eating ju-ju beads…and when the book ended I could have died!

Please, please…...I want some more!

Now here's your chance to win a copy any way you want it:

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Oppression (Children of the Gods, #1)

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  1. Your enthusiasm is definitely catchy! I've been interested in the book since I saw the description!
    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.
    Okay yes I want to be young forever and heal people!

  2. Thanks for stopping by,Jennifer :) I hope you like the book :)

  3. Thanks so much for everything, Katrina!! :)

  4. Hi Katrina! :)
    Thank you for the great post! I enjoyed reading your review so much, you sound so very enthusiastic! It only makes me want to read Oppression that much more! :) I've been following the blog tour pretty closely, and everyone seems to be in love with the world Jessica created :) Can't wait to read the book myself!!! :)

  5. @Jennifer & Evie, Thanks I hope you guys enjoy Oppression as much as I did! I look for to your reviews as well.

    @Jessica,I cannot wait for the sequel. I'm so hyped after reading Oppression. It was an honor to have the opportunity to ARC review!

    Good Luck Everyone in the giveaway! Thanks for your participation.


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