Blog Tour: Uprising ( Children of the Gods) by Jessica Therrien

Hello readers and welcome to my stop on the Uprising (Children of the Gods #2) Tour . For my stop today I have a review . Please don’t forget to enter the rafflecoper giveaway at the end of the post for a chance to win!

Uprising (Children of the Gods #2)

by Jessica Therrien

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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My Review

I love books based on Greek Mythology and this series ‘Children of the Gods’ is a solid and welcome addition to the genre! The story picks up where Obsession left off so I would suggest reading that first.
I was pleased to see that the minor issues I had with the first book, were worked out in Uprising. The dialogue was more coherent, the pacing was smoother and the characters were more present.

The characters have really developed. Elyse, our main protaganist, is still afraid of what the future holds and the outcome of the war but she is also more determined to see it through.She is no longer hesitant to step into her predestined role. In the face of adversity and pressure, she emerges stronger , physically, emotionally and mentally, ready to do all that is necessary to bring about the necessary change. In her words:

“I want to live in a world where humans and Descendants can live in peace together. A world where the consequences of loving another race isn’t death.”

William is her rock and her protector and he does all he can to help her. I thought he was sweet and caring and I loved the connection they share. Kyra, one of my favourite characters, has decided to rebel against the council even though the loss she would suffer would almost break her revealing a totally different and softer side to her.

There is a lot of action and angsty moments to go around since Christoph, driven by hatred for a race that he deems to be dangerous, is determined to kill all who dare to stand against him and then some. I think he makes a very good bad guy with his prejudices and bigotry and overall malcontent. We get to understand why he hates humans so much and to see what motivates him.

New abilities are introduced also and the variety thereof was astonishing. There is a special section at the back of the book which I really like that lists the different Descendants and their abilities which is absolutely perfect and necessary for referencing.

Uprising is an explosive combination of action, suspense and romance which takes you on an emotional rollercoaster. The writer draws you in such a subtle way that before you know it, it’s 3 am and you can’t stop turning the pages, dying to find out what’s gonna happen next!!


4 stars


I recommend this for all young adult/ adult readers. Lovers of Greek Mythology or Fantasy would find it especially intriguing.

***Book One***

Oppression (Children of the Gods #1)

by Jessica Therrien

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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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 2011. Out 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, Saved, is 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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