Friday, 2 March 2012

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

From Goodreads : 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

My rating : 4 of 5 stars

My Thoughts : Destiny is not easy to run from. No matter what path you choose it will lead you to the point you are supposed to meet.

A Short Overview

Elyse has been keeping a secret for her whole life, one she ages five times slower than an ordinary person; second she has incredible power to heal. After death of her parents she became more careful to hide her secrets until a mysterious guy William showed up on her door and told her she’s not only the one with secret, there are many other like her with different abilities of their own. They called themselves The Decedents, coming down from the bloodlines of Greek gods, and Elyse’s power is most important of them all, her blood can give life as well as take it. But that’s not make her most remarkable and wanted, Elyse was the last healer and carrier of a prophecy that can change everything, put an end to the tradition, bring a war and may cause many deaths.

Myths and mayhems, Oppression is a brilliant combination of both. A detailed storyline and nice flow in plot, you don’t need to know about the history of Greek Gods in order to read the book. Romance and secrets, this book keeps me hooked up till the very end and now I’m nearly dying to read the second installment.

Fascinating characters with incredible power you can only imagine, the author made a great attempt to create them and I’m fully impressed.

Elyse and William

One has the power of healing and another with persuasion, one is naïve another is confident, Elyse and William was truly soul mates.

I must say Elyse was a very brave character; it was not easy to grow up slowing and watching rest of the world moving fast around her. Though she learned and accepted the truth, it must have hard for to endure the pain of watching people she cared suffer, age and die. When she entered to the world of myths, magic and power, she began to understand inner struggle for freedom from those who claims themselves most superior, descendent of most powerful gods of first generation and Elyse faces the choice and sacrifice that could change her life as well as people around her, the people she loves and cares.

William remained me of the song “Safe and Sound”, cause I, myself felt very safe in his presence. I must say he was a true descendent of Aphrodite, and he was very successful to hold me under his charm and green eyes, which have always been my weakness. William was what every hero should be; I enjoyed his loving and caring nature as well as his feisty and drive to protect Elyse from anything that would threaten her.

Budding romance and intense bonding between William and Elyse pleased me. William has been in love with Elyse since the beginning; know that this girl is going to be his bride someday, where Elyse took time to know him and fall in love which was very believable and I admired their romance.

Mythology has always been one of my favorite genres but Oppression opened up a new direction about gods and goddess that how power hungry and dangerous they can be if someone tries to cross them. Only Elyse is the key to brave new world and a new sunshine.

Easy to read but very intriguing, Oppression is a different from conventional adaption of mythology.

I was flipping pages to see what was going to happen next. Right from the start, I enjoyed Oppression and can’t wait for the second installment of the series.

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  1. I also really enjoyed the romance between William and Elyse. It was definitely the kind that makes you feel "safe", hey :-) Not the hot and cold kind where you never know when the guy is going to suddenly brush off the girl during some dark mood of his...

  2. I super agree with you, and William is exactly a life partner should be and the green eyes.

  3. This books sounds very interesting, will add it to my list!

  4. Thanks for a wonderful review Soumi!! So glad to have you on the tour :)

  5. Sounds like a great book. Can't wait to read it!

    1. I can't wait for you to read it either, Jessica :)

  6. easy to read but intriguing~ can't wait!