Oppression by Jessica Therrien book review


The Plot

***As taken 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.

The Review

This book has a brilliant and vivid world. I quite liked the idea of the book. if you’re into Percy Jackson then this book is for you. There is some serious inst-love but I don’t mind it as most YA books contain this. The premise itself of an 80 year old woman stuck in a teenagers body never appearing older is so sad. You really feel for our heroine as she has to watch everyone and everything around her change or die. The characters were great and the development in them was sheer amazing. I quite enjoyed the writing as well. It started off a bit shaky almost and kind of slow but quickly picks up. I would give this book 4 stars. Thank you Xpresso book tours for sending me this in exchange for my honest review.

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