Uprising

Uprising

by Jessica Therrien

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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 2017.UPRISING continues the story of Elyse, William and the Descendants. Elyse has been in hiding for most of her life. Only now she

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ISBN-13: 9780984035090
Publisher: ZOVA Books
Publication date: 03/22/2013
Pages: 386
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.86(d)

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Uprising 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 22 reviews.
artsymusings More than 1 year ago
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.
Tattoogirl_Reads More than 1 year ago
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.
Kindred_Dreamheart More than 1 year ago
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.
Literary_Classics_Reviews More than 1 year ago
In book two of the Children of the Gods series we see Elyse’s character developing as she grows into her role as leader of the descendants. Elyse is the one foretold to save the descendants from centuries of oppression, and according to prophecy she will have a baby who will become the new oracle. But the Council, under the control of Christoph, wants the baby in order to maintain rule. Elyse begins to have prophetic nightmares and must make some difficult decisions and life-altering sacrifices for the good of the descendants. Uprising is an exciting page-turner which grabs the reader from the beginning and never lets up. There are enough plot twists to keep readers sufficiently engaged throughout. About the time you think you’ve figured out whats going to happen, in comes another mind-blowing turn of events. Author Jessica Therrien artfully depicts scenes and events throughout the book; in her description of the descendant’s annual celebration one can nearly smell the blossoms on the trees and hear the beating of the drums. This is an exhilarating read that will have your heart beating with anticipation.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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!
EEElaine36 More than 1 year ago
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!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great sequel. Action packed, romance, heartbreak...very creative. 
MontzieW More than 1 year ago
Decedents of Greek gods, with their special powers, must fight to get her friends back... Uprising (Children of the Gods #1) by Jessica Therrien takes off right where book one ended. It has the same wonderful characters and great fantasy. I found this book to be even better than the first book. More action, drama, mystery, and suspense involved. This series would be a great mini-series! Love the dialogue, plot and characters. (Even the evil ones, they are so well developed.) I must read fantasy series. I received a review copy of this book, a review was not required, all opinions are my own.
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Im 18 so two yrs older then u and one yr older then yuki
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"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
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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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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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