Oppression by Jessica Therrien (Children of the Gods – Book 1)

Owl Rating:
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to find out that  you are a descendant of a Greek God? 

Well that is exactly what happened to Elyse, the main character of the Young Adult book Oppression by debut author Jessica Therrien.  The book follows main character Elyse, who while looking to be only eighteen is actually closer to eighty.  Along with the fact that she ages slower than “normal people” Elyse also has a special ability, her blood has the ability to heal people. 

Within the first couple of chapters, we find out that Elyse’s parents died in a car accident when she was younger, and that she recently moved to San Francisco, has a human best friend who knows that she is “special”, and has a crush on a guy who works in the coffee shop that is below her apartment. However, as is the way with most “supernatural” books, all is not as it seems. Within days, Elyse finds out more about herself than she ever wanted to know, setting the book up for a dramatic, epic battle type ending. 

The book is a well crafted piece of fiction, weaving together well known Greek mythology and adding in several twists along the way.  This book is recommended to any “Greek mythology buff” as well as anyone who wants a fascinating read that combines comedy as well as a character who learns very quickly what it truly means to be a healer. 

I give this book five stars for it has accomplished the three things that any new book in a series by a debut author must do. It got the author’s name out, kept readers interested by expanding on a pre-existing genre, and built a solid foundation that the following books in the series will be able to expand upon. 
So pick up your own copy of Oppression today.

Already read Opression? Let me know what you thought in the comment section below J
Whimsically Yours,

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