Thursday, May 03, 2012

Book Review:Oppression by Jessica Therrien

Oppression (Children of the Gods, #1)Oppression by Jessica Therrien
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

 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 Review:

I was really excited to read this since a friend of mine really loved the book and wrote such a nice review about it. But sadly, while I thought that the book was not half bad, it didn't meet my expectations either.The good thing was that Jessica Therrien did not include forbidden love or anything similar which was quite unique,and I always like an author who has unique plots in his/her book instead of writing about the usual stuff.But my happiness was short-lived when I saw that the ending was abrupt, which is quite common nowadays.Of course leaving a reader mystified is a good thing, but leaving a story incomplete by making such an abrupt ending is not.The story also lacked much explanation and action as well, which might have made it more interesting.But I really liked the way the author showed the relationship between Elyse and William and also her relationship with Anna.But I'll still read the second book, and hopefully the author will make it more interesting.

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1 comment:

  1. I really tried to get into this book, but couldn't =( I found the characters too dull, and the world building horrible =( It's a shame because the idea of it sounded promising.


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