Uprising

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Jessica Therrien follows up her bestselling novel OPPRESSION with UPRISING, the second book in the Children of the Gods series.

OPPRESSION, translated and sold around the world, was one of the best selling YA novels of 2012. UPRISING continues the story of Elyse, William and the Descendants.

Elyse has been in hiding for most of her life. Only now she's hiding with William, and she knows who she's hiding from. The Council wants a child Elyse and...

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Uprising (Children of the Gods Series #2)

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Overview

Jessica Therrien follows up her bestselling novel OPPRESSION with UPRISING, the second book in the Children of the Gods series.

OPPRESSION, translated and sold around the world, was one of the best selling YA novels of 2012. UPRISING continues the story of Elyse, William and the Descendants.

Elyse has been in hiding for most of her life. Only now she's hiding with William, and she knows who she's hiding from. The Council wants a child Elyse and William have yet to conceive, a child who will be the next oracle, and who will provide the final piece to a plan Christoph has been organizing for years. Charged with leading the rebellion against Christoph and his Council, Elyse feels well out of her depth. But she has good friends and strong allies who are willing to fight with her to the end, regardless of how far they have to go, and how many lives will be lost in the process. They have one goal: to live freely and openly with the rest of humanity, out from under The Council's oppressive rule. The stakes could not be higher for Elyse and the Descendants longing for freedom. They'll have to learn to fight if they want to stand up against The Council, and to find allies in a world ruled by their enemies. The hardest part of waging a war is knowing who to trust. Elyse knows their uprising will change the world. She doesn't realize it will change her, too.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780984035090
  • Publisher: ZOVA Books
  • Publication date: 3/22/2013
  • Pages: 386
  • Sales rank: 859,390
  • Product dimensions: 5.25 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.86 (d)

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  • Posted June 16, 2013

    Being one of the most anticipated books of 2013, I wanted Uprisi

    Being one of the most anticipated books of 2013, I wanted Uprising to blow me away. And it definitely did. Jessica Therrien's talent of weaving Greek mythology into Elyse's story is so enchanting that I couldn't stop reading. The book is a little short of going over 400 pages and so a lot of things happen. The plot was unpredictable and dangerous if I say so and so I never knew how it it would all turn out. In the end, that what made Uprising such an enjoyable read for me.
    Elyse is definitely one of those characters who changes gradually and to see her go from a shy and reserved person to a leader who will ultimately might be the most important is amazing. I liked her strong will and how she acted under all the pressure and expectations of the other Descendants. Her life isn't made to be an easy one and it only goes on to show her strength and capacity to handle herself in the worst of times. And boy, what worst of times they were!
    William is a solid rock for Elyse to lean on at all times but it is war and anything can happen. It was interesting to read about William's strong will fight over his protective one. He definitely wants Elyse to be the leader but when it means that she could get hurt, it tortures him. But I have to admire his character the most, he has definitely grown since Oppression and I was relieved to know that he doesn't fall into any cliched scenarios.
    The war is inevitable and with Christoph determined to get his way, it is clear that he wants something from Elyse. As the story progresses, more and more of Christoph's intentions are revealed and the whole picture is a true face of evil. It also weakens Elyse's into thinking that it's all a futile cause and she'll end up either alone or dead. But there are people who want out of the opression, people willing to help Elyse with her cause.
    And so it goes. The story is action-packed and the secondary character play important roles especially Kara and Alex. It's also interesting to read about the abilities of Descendants introduced in the book. The war, the new oracle, the betrayers all come together in this explosive continuation of Children of the Gods series. I loved it! Three kudos to Jessica Therrien! So cannot wait for book three, mythology for the win.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 15, 2013

    Awesome! Full of new character development and plot twists that

    Awesome! Full of new character development and plot twists that will have you shouting out "that didn't just happen!"  Love the new spin on the gods in this novel where the gods are not what they seem.  I love how Therrien delves deeper into the gods instead of just rehashing the well known ones.  A great read.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 7, 2013

    What a good second installment! I actually liked it more than th

    What a good second installment! I actually liked it more than the first! Elyse grew so much and grew on me. If you remember right, Kara was my favorite character in the last book and while Elyse still didn’t surpass her in this one she was VERY close  I just loved her development. It was so believable. She was strong only because she had to be. She didn’t turn into Supergirl which was refreshing. So many authors make that mistake, to turn their shy heroine into a super badass. Jessica Therrien didn’t do that. Thank God.

    Her relationship with William was a tad on the mushy side at first but AGAIN Therrien put in some solid plot moves that wowed me. I’ll leave them untold since it’d ruin the ride for you.

    We several new characters, one in particular that I especially liked. His name is Alex and he’s Kara’s sort of love interest. Hey Jessica, can I get a spin-off? Pretty please?

    The only real thing I could have asked for was a tad bit more recap at the beginning. I read the first book in February of 2012. I would of appreciated a little bit more to jog my memory but other than that I thought it was a great book with a solid plot and dynamic characters.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 3, 2013

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    Uprising is the sequel in the Children of Gods series and it cam

    Uprising is the sequel in the Children of Gods series and it came one year after Oppression. I was thoroughly impression with this swing on modern Greek Mythology. I was excited to the point of incoherence in my last review and was even more thrilled to receive an ARC review copy this time around.




    And yet...




    The second I read the first page, I drew a blank. While Uprising started right where Oppression left off, I was disoriented. I had only a vague memory of the last account of Elise and William. Lucky for me Jessica Therrien filled in the gaps with bite sized snippets. And it all came rushing back...




    There's decedents of Gods that live among us and they have been oppressed for far too long. Now they are on the brink of civil war. Through an ancient prophecy, Elyse is the key to their salvation. There was a scene at the end of Oppression that left the two's fate unknown.




    Elyse and William, assumed dead, must run and prepare to lead a race of half immortals. Christophe, the council member with the ability to "off switch" the power of any descendant who opts to rise against him, knows Elyse survived! While Elyse is flagged untouchable, this madman has other bait to make her yield to his will and he's not afraid to hit below the belt.




    Uprising was a step up in this series- a high octane adventure that hit on romance, action, and suspense. One thing however that was simply agony was Elyse's omission of information. Her method for protecting the love of her life was through secrecy and "that" I found unacceptable. Her physical & mental growth and thrust is a journey in this novel. In Oppression, I wished for a kick ass heroine. In Uprising, I was given ass kicking in doves! Uprising was total chaos with moments of peace. The reader gets glimpses of Elyse's struggle to lead as well as into the origins of the enemy's villainy. Elyse and William's relationship progresses as well. Their chemical dynamics was simmering. I just wanted to melt into a puddle on the floor. They were simply a-dor-able. I savored every single twist in the plot. Their onsets were unanticipated and the execution and follow through simply superb! I crave more Children of Gods.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 12, 2013

    Oh what an amazing sequel. Jessica really delivered. I just coul

    Oh what an amazing sequel. Jessica really delivered. I just couldn't put it down. I just love how Elyse became a stronger in this book. She and William relationship just continues to rock! Great characters, action, and fun!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 12, 2013

    I really enjoyed the first book, but I absolutely LOVED the seco

    I really enjoyed the first book, but I absolutely LOVED the second book!!! Exceptionally written, and the characters all have a new depth in this installment. I have a feeling this series is going to blow up, and am so incredibly glad I found this gem of a series. My only complaint is I get so wrapped up in the books I finish them in a day or two, and then the wait is so incredibly loooooooooooong. I cannot wait for the next!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 3, 2013

    Great sequel. Action packed, romance, heartbreak...very creative

    Great sequel. Action packed, romance, heartbreak...very creative. 

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 17, 2014

    Sakura

    Im 18 so two yrs older then u and one yr older then yuki

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 17, 2014

    Heaven

    "Oh okay then if you say so its just that i can be really stupid but then you probably dont care so ill leave but if you ever want to talk to me my cabin is at the next result" i mutter walking to the door

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 27, 2013

    Great Book

    I loved the second installment in the Children of the Gods series. Uprising picked up where Oppression left off and it was action packed from start to finish. I loved Elyse's character development; she went from being a loner to a leader. Watching her transition from what she was into what she has to be to thwart the Council's plans is admirable. It was refreshing to read about Elyse and William's love and the evolution of their relationship amongst challenging times; and the love scenes were tastefully done. I loved the secondary character developments and it helped to make the book that much better. I cannot wait to read the next installment in this series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 8, 2013

    Wow

    I dont want to wait longer for the next book. I loves it. I was so drawn into the story that when it ended i was not ready. I reread the first and this ine again. Can i have the next book now?

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  • Posted July 6, 2013

    Great sequel

    I was amazed how this sequel maintained the same level of storytelling. I read the book in one sitting. I loved the twist and turns. The author continue to let the characters grow and move the story forward. I love mythology. How will this journey ends? I await for the next book.

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