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Oppression (Children of the Gods Series #1)

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27 out of 34 people found this review helpful.

Contemporary YA Meets Revisionist Mythology

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 si...
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. All in all, an incredible debut from Jessica Therrien. I'm looking forward to the rest of the books in the series.

posted by Fairhaven on February 28, 2012

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7 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

Fun take on the gods

Jessica Therrien has a pretty good debut on her hands here. You’ve got kids (?) with abilities, romance, an evil to overthrow, and a super hot dude who smiles a lot. (Just how I like ‘em) Elyse, the main character, is sweet, innocent and shy. Sometimes I hate that but i...
Jessica Therrien has a pretty good debut on her hands here. You’ve got kids (?) with abilities, romance, an evil to overthrow, and a super hot dude who smiles a lot. (Just how I like ‘em) Elyse, the main character, is sweet, innocent and shy. Sometimes I hate that but it worked here because she wasn’t so shy that it was crippling. She would venture out and do things. But was Elyse my favorite character? Nope, my fav was Kara the bad girl. You’ll know why once you read it. For now I’ll just leave it out that. William, our stud of the moment, is pretty awesome. Very smiley and says the perfect things at the perfect times. He does have a moment of bullheadedness which works because if he didn’t he’d be too perfect. I like him. He’s so flirty There are some points that I hope get worked out in the next novel like the flashes from one setting to another or one time period to another. They are pretty halting and hard to catch up with at times. The other thing that didn’t quiet fit was the characters ages with their maturity. I don’t think that’s going to change in the next novel because it would be too much. I liked their personalities I just don’t see how they are realistic when compared to their ages. All in all, this is an enjoyable read, especially if you like the Greek god scene. And I do.

posted by TattooGirlReads on February 23, 2012

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  • Posted March 8, 2012

    I thought the idea a good one, but the writing immature. Too man

    I thought the idea a good one, but the writing immature. Too many contrived situations and secrets held for no apparent reason. Could have easily have been in the romance section, there's more of that than a story line. I wold like to see a bit more action, this could be another forever series that I usually despise. Still, it is readable and there's always a hope that the writing will improve.

    1 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 15, 2013

    2 stars

    Great idea, horrible execution.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 14, 2012

    Disappointing

    The whole storyline was very flat. The characters including the hero & heroine were very one dimensional. I wanted much more. I finished the book, but had no desire to read more about those characters.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 25, 2012

    After reading reviews with such high praise, I was really hoping

    After reading reviews with such high praise, I was really hoping this book was going to be good. Nope. There was no character development, and the main romantic relationship was far too contrived. This was totally plot driven, and not at all character driven. Overall, a real disappointment.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 24, 2012

    Haven't read the book!!!!!

    Some say it is a horrid book, otherssay it is the best! WHO OS TELLING TRUTH??????!!!!!!!! My neighbor(10) read it and loved it,so I am VERY worried about if I will make thw wrong choice!!!!!!

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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