Title: Oppression (Children of the Gods #1)
Author: Jessica Therrien
Publisher: Zova Books
Date Published: 2/28/12
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.
Okay, first of all. I love anything having to do with Greek Mythology. In my opinion there is not enough of it in YA books today.
That said, I think Jessica Therrien created a unique story based on Greek God's decedents.
Elyse is thrust into a world she didn't even know existed and basically has to go on blind faith as to who to trust. She is being told people want her dead yet she wants to trust the person who supposedly will eventually kill her.
Will is such a refreshing male lead. He knows he wants to be with Elyse and he is not ashamed and does not push her away. He works to gain her trust and love. It is a very sweet romance.
Its crazy to me because the teenagers in the story are actually in their 80-90's so you would think they would act more adult than they do, but it is all very innocent and naive with of course teenage immaturity. This was a very refreshing story about Greek Mythology.
I enjoyed it very much!