3. sij 2014.

Oppression by Jessica Therrien

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Book summary: 
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.
         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 more and more.

         Elyse is our main character here. She is a girl that on the outside seems really normal, she tries to live normal life, but inside she is everything but that. People assume that she is eighteen years old in reality she is over eighty. That she can thank to her ancestors. She is one of the people who are descendants of Greek gods and the blood that flows through their veins give them some special abilities. Only up until recently she thought that she was alone and after the death of her parents it was hard to cope with all that on her own. But soon she meets some people, one group is there to eliminate her and the other is to help here. But sometimes it's hard to know which is which.

         Everything about Greek mythology is fascinating at least. Not only Greek but any other so it was interesting to discover some new elements of it in this book. I loved how each descendant had some ability that connected them to certain god. It was great to see that spectra of powers. There is also a really sweet romance involved in this book. It might start as insta-love but later it nicely develops. Beside our main characters I truly enjoyed Sam's character. It was really fun to read some of the scenes he showed up.

        All in all, a really interesting take on Greek mythology and I hope I'll get to discover more of this world.

Rating: 4 stars.

Until the next time,


Broj komentara: 38:

  1. I love that you liked this from the very beginning and that it stuck with you. I love memorable books like this one. I think this is one that I might enjoy as well.

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    1. I truly hope you'll get some time to read it. I hope you'll enjoy it :)

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  2. I'm really not so big on Greek mythology books anymore, I think I got burnt out. But this sounds like it's very different from others and you have me pretty curious!

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    1. Maybe that's the reason, but this is quite different. So you might give it a try :)

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  3. I've heard a lot about this series and the covers are gorgeous, but I haven't felt the urge to pick them up for some reason. I really should give them a try, though, as they seem promising. Great review, Tanja!

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    1. I hope you'll give them a try Keertana. Thank you :)

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  4. I haven't read much about greek mythology but this sounds good.

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  5. All you had to say was Greek mythology and sweet romance and I'm sold Tanja! I can't get enough books that feature Greek mythology, it's always something that appeals to me, and I'm so glad that despite their romance starting out of the insta-love variety, it further develops as the story progresses. Fabulous review!

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    1. Oh then it seems like a right thing for you :) Thanks Jenny :)

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  6. I've never heard of this book before but it sounds great. I love Greek mythology too, so I'm sure I would enjoy it. I'm not too sure about the romance but because the plot seems interesting enough I think I could handle it. Lovely review, Tanja!

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    1. Hopefully you'll enjoy it. Thanks Nick :)

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  7. Lovely review, I love when you know from the onset that this is a book you will enjoy. I love Greek mythology and don't get to read nearly enough. Adding to my list darling!

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    1. Yes it always makes you read faster :) Thanks Kim :)

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  8. You can always tell when a book is good if it leaves an impression long after you finished. Great review, Tanja! :)

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  9. I don't know a lot about Greek mythology, but this does sound interesting. I'm glad you liked it. It's nice to hear it's a book that stuck with you!

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    1. It's fully of fascinating stories :) Thanks :)

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  10. Greek mythology isn't something I've ever really considered reading, except when I was in school and it was assigned, of course, but this book sounds interesting. I'm glad you liked it so much. I might give it a try.

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    1. It's truly interesting how some authors bend mythology with everyday life. Thanks :) I hope you'll.

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  11. Anything Greek Mythology you can put in front of me and I will consume. I love that Oppression left such a big impression on you that you had to review it even after reading it a long time ago.

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    1. Then this sounds like something you'd enjoy. Yeah it did :)

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  12. I usually enjoy books with Greek mythology, so I think I'll definitely be checking this one out! I always love a good romance too. Great review :)

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  13. I love those books that you know you're going to love and you actually end up loving them. It's good to see this one fell under that category for you. Greek mythology, like you said, is very fascinating and interesting but I tend to get confused with it. Anyway, this sounds like a good take on the same. Great review, Tanja!

    Sarika @ The Readdicts

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    1. Really? It's not that confusing to me as I'm familiar with it. Thanks Sarika :)

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  14. I love Greek mythology, and I've had a copy of this book for nearly two years now, but as you've probably guessed, I haven't read it yet. (I'm the worst!) Jessica once guest posted on my blog and I really liked hearing about her world, so I'm looking forward to eventually getting around to this. I'm so glad to see you enjoyed it. Awesome review as always! :)

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    1. Oh I'm with you girl. This one was on my shelf for quite some time too. I hope you'll read it soon. Thanks girl :)

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  15. You know you found a good book when it stays on your mind for quite a while, along with the positive feelings you had while reading. I'm glad that you like Opression, Tanja. Thanks for the great review!

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  16. Love your Review. This book sounds amazing, and definitely I will be reading this book.

    Katering @ Owl Always Be Reading

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    1. I hope you'll enjoy it. Thanks Katering :)

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  17. I do love a good book involving Greek mythology. The romance sounds nice as well. One to keep in mind if I ever catch up.

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    1. Yes I know the feeling. Thanks Heidi :)

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  18. I'm glad you enjoyed this one because I did as well :) I hope you give the sequel a try. I would love to see what you would think of that one. Greek mythology is one thing that has always held my attention since grade school. Great review!

    Janina @ Synchronized Reading






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    1. I hope I'll get to read sequel soon :) Thanks Janina :)

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  19. I've enjoyed many paranromal stories that are based in Greek myths, or incorporate them into the story, and this sounds like a unique take on them. I'm sure I would enjoy this one if I gave it a try. Thanks for putting it on my radar! I love that cover too. :-)

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    1. I hope you'll give it a try Lauren. Thank you :)

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