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 average people, so that while she looks eighteen years old, she s well over 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 deathElyse 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 average people, so that while she looks eighteen years old, she s well over 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 Some are waiting for her to put an end to centuries of traditions that have oppressed their people under the guise of safeguarding them 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.
Oppression 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 average people so that while she looks eighteen years ol

  • Title: Oppression
  • Author: Jessica Therrien
  • ISBN: 9780984035045
  • Page: 345
  • Format: Paperback
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    1. Thanks so much to everyone who has added OPPRESSION to their GoodReads list! I hope you like the book :)

    2. The YA category has gone through the gauntlet of showcasing vampire to werewolves added to the mix now is aliens and Greek Mythology. Oppression stands above the rest in the Greek Myth take with it's rich story and writing with a new mix on the old myths. From the start you quickly get into the head of Elyse our heroine whose just turned eighty but looks eighteen. She's lost those she's love from accident and age. In hiding and not knowing who to trust and even knowing "what or who" she truly is [...]

    3. Downloaded the $.99 ebook - though I'm a bit wary of Greek God stories (especially after The Goddess Test), I thought I'd give it a try. Overall, it held my interest, but at 47% on the Kindle, I just can't go any further. Elyse looks 18 but is really 89 thanks to some slow aging genes. She's been sheltered her whole life and thought she (and her late parents) were the only ones like her. And though her parents had to come from somewhere, they never told her anything about it before their deaths. [...]

    4. Religion, and the many Gods that have been believed in, deeply mark human history. Each religion has their own set of books, their own truths, full of adventures, death, and love. The Greeks and their belief in the Gods that only had as much power as they believed the Gods had. Now, they’re myth, fiction, in the modern world. This book, Oppression, explores a reality where the Greek Gods, and those after them, had led us to believe that they are fiction. A wonderful idea to bend our reality to [...]

    5. 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 OverviewElyse 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 diffe [...]

    6. Oppression is one of those novels that grabbed me in the first chapter. I was instantly drawn into this magical world and quickly imagined life through the character's eyes. The characters in Oppression are interesting and exciting. Let's start with the heroine Elyse. She inherited a condition which makes her different from nearly everyone she's ever encountered. Living secretly, moving frequentlyy, and watching the world change around her provided a strange security that she grew accustomed to [...]

    7. After about 60% in, I started to skim through it.Well this book was a huge disappointment for me. I had to push myself to finish it.The insta-love is HORRIFYINGLY bad. They say their "I love you's" a week or less after meeting each other. My god, it was one of the worst insta-love cases I've ever seen.So overall, the supernatural aspect didn't interest me, I couldn't connect with any of the characters, and the insta-love was just ridiculous. I didn't enjoy this book and would not continue the se [...]

    8. Originally reviewed on Alexa Loves BooksI feel so incredibly spoiled to have received a second novel via the DAC Arc Tours that is BRILLIANT. I absolutely adored Oppression (as I made clear to many of my Twitter followers). From the moment I started it, I found I could not put it down until I found out what would happen (which resulted in me finishing it in one night!). It was just SO good - it combined a hint of mystery, a touch of mythology, some good old romance and wonderful characters into [...]

    9. Review also posted at Ja čitam, a ti?This is one of those books that I've read a while ago but somehow I didn't have time to put my review together. I decided it'd be great to do that as soon as possible. So Oppression is something that stayed in my mind all this time I might add. There are some books that you know you're going to love as soon as you open them and start reading them. This one was one of those. There was something mysterious about it that kept me turning pages and discovering mo [...]

    10. I love it when a book surprises me. I admit that I looked at some of the reviews and wasn't sure how I would feel about this book. I am happy to report that it pulled me in and I really liked it.This is a book that is based on mythology. Elyse is a descendant of the people who the Ancient Greeks considered Gods. The "Gods" weren't "Gods". They just had abilities and longevity. The people have gone underground and hide themselves and their abilities from humans.This book begins as Elyse finds out [...]

    11. Decedents of Greek gods with special powerse is the last of her linee!Oppression (Children of the Gods #1) by Jessica Therrien is a terrific fantasy story about a girl that is not human but lives among humans and ages much slower. Her parents are killed and she is raised by someone else and continues to live in seclusion. She is not the only one of her kind but a special one of her kind. So special that some are hiding her and some are seeking her to kill her. She knows only that she is differen [...]

    12. I was lucky enough to get an advanced copy of this book. I read it in three days. Total page-turner. Can't wait for it to come out so I can talk to people about it!

    13. (First posted on Rachel Morgan Writes):Don't you love it when a book wastes no time getting to the action? By action I mean Something Important Happens. Well, you don't have to wait long for Something To Happen in OPPRESSION. Barely three pages in and the opening scene ends in a chilling moment that, I swear, I could almost hear ringing in my ears! And the Somethings just kept coming!OPPRESSION involves a unique take on Greek mythology. Confesssion #1: I've always been fascinated by mythology. C [...]

    14. Disappointing. First of all, I can't say I liked either of the protagonists. They age five times slower than the average person, so maybe their emotional maturity is a bit stunted butI would expect more cop on out of any two with roughly 160 years of life experience between them, adolescent brains or no. On top of that, the world building wasn't the most believable (view spoiler)[Why are these 80year olds still in school?! (hide spoiler)] and there was very little in the way of explanation or de [...]

    15. Oppression is the first book in the Children of the Gods series. It was an easy read, very fast-paced but with enough background and character development to make you care. I would say it's a fun mash up of "Age of Adeline" (the characters age slowly) and Percy Jackson (lots of Greek mythology references). Elyse is a likable lead character and the backdrop of San Francisco/Northern California added to the magic. It leaves a cliffhanger so be ready for the rest of the series. I would recommend th [...]

    16. I had the privilege of reviewing this incredibly beautiful story before it hits stores in February. From page one, I could not put it down. I fell in the love with the lead characters, Elyse and William. Their old-fashioned love story had me holding my breath and rooting for them every step of the way. How long do we have to wait for the sequel???

    17. This original Young Adult Novel is a breakthrough, mixing the real world with the paranormal. It has characters you will fall in love with and characters you will hate. It will be the next page turner sitting on your shelves waiting for part 2!

    18. Such a great series! as any good book should, it made me cry, laugh, and at a few brief moment, feel slightly angry. jessica is an amazing author and NO ONE will regret reading these books! please let there be a third book soon!!! Huge fan!!!

    19. Rating: 4.5; I had minor issues with the lead, Elyse, but more of that later. Other than that, though, this book is great! :D A modern twist to Greek Mythology, and I loved it.Oppression begins the Children of the Gods series where we meet Elyse, a special girl who's always had to live in hiding. She has secrets she's not meant to spill; for one, she ages five times slower than any average person. And, two, she has the ability to heal with her blood, though she doesn't understand why. Alone for [...]

    20. This book feels like X-Men meets Harry Potter meets Twilight meets Greek mythology. As I like thoe it should have been a sure winner. And it was for about the first half of the book. I liked the ideas, the world, the characters so much that I couldn't stop reading Elyse has been on the run for ages, she's 80 looking like 18 and believes it's due to some genetic disorder because her parents, suffering from the same disease, have always told her so and kept moving around so nobody would notice. Th [...]

    21. This is the book for people who believe in fate.Elyse is unlike other people. Her body ages five times slower than other. She looks like a healthy eighteen years old girl now, but in reality, she is eighty-nine years old. Her parents never told her why they are different. And they will never can, after the car accident that killed them in 1973. Elyse was fifty years old at that time, but her appearance was a ten years old girl. The accident broke her nonetheless, until Betsy came and took care o [...]

    22. I just finished reading Jessica Therrien's debut novel, Oppression and - wow - loved it.Jacket Blurb: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' [...]

    23. **I RECEIVED A COPY OF THIS NOVEL IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW. THANKS TO YABOUND BOOK TOURS AND THE AUTHOR FOR THE OPPORTUNITY.**Rating: 4.5 out of 5 starsI love books with a mythical twist to them, but I especially love Greek myths. When I saw the synopsis to Oppression I was immediately hooked. I'm so glad that another Greek myth book was written, but this book was more than that. The book definitely brought out some new aspects and twists to the Greek myth. Moreover, it had a diverse cas [...]

    24. 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 [...]

    25. Extra credit for a first book. Excellent story telling. An X-Men are the Greek pantheon tale, with Harry Potter overtones."Descendent" slow development extends beyond the physical. A bunch of almost-90 year olds act and think just like the 18- and 19-year-olds they appear. The "adults" allow a woman to live outside the community for forty years (with "humans"!) and expect her not to be emotionally attached, then dump her into mid-term at Hogwarts--oh, I mean the Institute--with little or no expl [...]

    26. Imagine finding out you were a descendant of the Gods. Elyse always knew she was different from everyone else; she ages five times slower than humans and her blood has the power to heal. This has been a closely guarded secret but all is about to be revealed and her life will never be the same again.Thanks to #TBConFB for a copy in return for an honest review. I really enjoyed this book which is aimed at the YA audience. It has the right mixture of adventure, suspense and romance. I'm looking for [...]

    27. Oh wow, I'm having a hard time finding where to start gushing about this one! I adore Greek Mythology, and coupled with an awesome romance and a unique and intriguing world, well, I was up VERY late reading this one! Waiting for the next book will be torture. The book itself was a little like X-men meet the Percy Jackson series--in the best way possible. Oh, and with a very hot and swoon-worthy William. I loved that Elyse is a strong character with a mind of her own, willing to do whatever it ta [...]

    28. I found this a little slow to start and to keep my interest but I am glad I preservered . An easy page turner and a good start to the series . Worth the perseverance and I'm looking forward to reading book number two . Thanks to Jessica and the book club for my arc

    29. facebook // twitter // bloglovin // youtubeAs a huge fan of Greek mythology, I was excited at the opportunity of reviewing Oppression by Jessica Therrien. I will admit, however, that the synopsis had me worried. I thought it would be a bit too “Mary Jane” and just too saccharine. Thankfully, that was not the case! I think I actually read the entire thing in two sittings (only because I needed to attend class between the start and the end). The mythology aspect was great and fun and seemed pr [...]

    30. Okay idea, but a really dumb plot and character design makes it hard to bother with the book.Elyse is a girl who ages incredibly slowly. She looks barely 18, but is actually 89. One day the cute boy in the coffee store below and a dangerous girl both contact her, and that leads to a group of fellow long-livers called the Descendants. Cue a mysterious Prophecy.What's bad about this book is that the characters are designed poorly and the main character among others react very stupidly to events. L [...]

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