Thursday, June 13, 2013

Review: Uprising (Children of the Gods #2) by Jessica Therrien

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Uprising (Children of the Gods #2)
Title: Uprising

Series: Children of the Gods #2

Previous book in this series: Oppression

Author: Jessica Therrien

Publication date:

Published by: ZOVA Books

Source: ARC from author to review

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Synopsis:

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.

My rating: ★★★★★

This book was just plain awesome!

First of all, GREEK MYTHOLOGY! I probably don't have to repeat that I adore Greek mythology, but there you go, I love it! One thing I absolutely love about Jessica's take on the Greek gods is that she took something everyone knows and created something completely new! It's great, and very refreshing! And she mentions some minor gods and goddesses that you don't hear about often! Take Loxo, for example. I had no idea who she was until I did a little research and found out she was a nymph and companion of Artemis who presided over the power of trajectory. As a fan of mythology, I love that every time I read one of Jessica's books, I learn about a new deity :)

Which brings me to my next point: new characters and more awesome powers! I really enjoyed the introduction of new, such as Alex. He has a really cool power and even though he was sometimes borderline rude, I actually really liked him. There was a point where I wondered if he was a friend or foe, but...I'll let you figure that out on your own ;)

And then there are the characters we already know, like Kara. Believe it or not, she is one of my favorite characters! There's just so much depth in depth in and she is a really interesting character. I also love that she is a loyal friend.

Elyse is such a strong, brave character! She has all these things thrown at her, she's expected to lead Descendants into a war...she's basically Atlas with a load of responsibility on her shoulders! But she's a tough cookie and handles it pretty well. Of course, she's got Will to back her. Oh Will, what can I say about him? He's absolutely amazing! He is SO sweet and gorgeous and swoon-worthy! And he and Elyse...stuff happens! Good and bad stuff, unfortunately...

Speaking of which, this book had A TON of twists and turns I did not see coming! Something happens to Will, something happens to Elyse...basically something happens to everyone that is not too great (trying not to put major spoilers here...but it's So hard!) I really like a book that can surprise me like that and make my jaw drop to the floor and make me go "Oh My Gods! That did NOT just happen!"

The story also had a ton of action, which I also love, suspense, and ROMANCE! *sigh* When it wasn't one thing it was another, so the story never fell flat.

So, basically, this book was overall great and I HIGHLY recommend this series to everyone, especially those who love mythology and paranormal romance! And now I'll leave you with a few of my favorite quotes:

When love is plucked from your heart, little is left to keep you sane. -Elyse
Solitude is a special kind of torture. It uses your thoughts against you, until your own mind is one thing you're most afraid of. -Elyse
"Okay, forget this," Kara said, pushing William away from me. "She's never going to learn with you being all sexyeyes at her."
[William:] "Hey I was born this way. It's not my fault I've got sexy eyes."

Have you read this book? If so, what did you think about it? If not, what do you think? Does it sound like something you might want to read? Leave me a comment! :)

1 comment:

  1. I like the quotes you picked :) Thanks for posting!

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