Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Uprising (Children of the Gods #2) by Jessica Therrien - Series Review

Release Date: 10/02/15
Summary from Goodreads:

Elyse has done everything she can to protect her friends from The Council's reach. As long as they believe she's dead, she has time to rest and train for war. And war is inevitable.

When Kara arrives with the news that Anna and Chloe have been captured, Elyse is faced with the realization that no one is safe until The Council is stopped and Christoph is destroyed. She doesn't need a prophecy to tell her to lead an army. Christoph has done the one thing that ensures she'll fight to the death. He's threatened the people she loves.

It will take more than the words of an oracle to help them fight against the most powerful Descendant alive. To break The Council's oppression and rise up against a plot so many years in the making, Elyse will need to get dangerously close to her enemy. So close, in fact, she may not survive.
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This book will grab you from page one! The action starts almost immediately and does not let up till the very end!
We find Elyse and William on the run and hiding out while we get ready to see what happens with the council. There are so many things so many twists and turns and Elyse gets a very ominous warning at the very start even from the prologue!
I am appy to have this book on the blog today and I'm super excited to have you get going on this journey and learning what happens to the descendants when they cross the council and just what happens when a prophecy is about to be fulfilled!
Do yourself a favor, go grab book 1, grab book 2, and get ready for book 3!

Book One:
Release Date: 09/02/15
346 pages
Summary from Goodreads:
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 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
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This book was phenomenal! I was very excited to get to read this series.
 We first meet Elise as she is just trying to make it in the world while she's all alone. Then she meets William, and he introduces her to a world that she had never thought existed. Together they feel like they can face anything, and actually found out that they are soulmates. Hashtag spoiler alert!
I'm very excited about this book, I'm really happy to move on to book two, and be on the lookout for my review of book 3!
Go grab your copy today you will not be disappointed!
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About the Author

Jessica Therrien is the author of the young adult paranormal fiction series Children of the Gods. Book one in the series, Oppression, became a Barnes & Noble best-seller shortly after its release in February of 2012.

Aside from her Children of the Gods series, Jessica’s work can also be found in a published collection of flash fiction stories called Campaigner Challenges 2011Out of over 350 submissions her story, The Soulless, won first place for people’s choice and fourth place in the judging round of Rachael Harrie’s Writing Campaign Challenge. Her story, Savedis also available as part of the anthology.

Jessica spent most of her life in the small town of Chilcoot, California, high up in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. In this town of nearly 100 residents, with no street lights or grocery stores, there was little to do but find ways to be creative. Her mother, the local English teacher, inspired her to do all things artistic, and ultimately instilled in her a love for language.

In 2003, Jessica attended California State University Long Beach where her passion for language found her studying Chinese, and in 2005 she moved to Taiwan to study abroad. From 2005 to 2006 Jessica was fully immersed in the Chinese language as she attended National Taiwan University, and in 2008 she graduated from San Diego State University magna cum laude.

Jessica currently lives in Irvine with her husband and two sons. She is planning a re-release of her series through Acorn Publishing in September of 2015. The re-release will include the third and final book in her Children of the Gods series as well as a bonus chapter in the back of Oppression.

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Jessica Therrien said...

YAY! I'm so glad you are enjoying the series :) Thanks so much for reviewing!

Unknown said...

so many books only one lifetime. And maybe I will win one of these darn rafflecopters before I die.

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