Genre: Young Adult, Mythology, Supernatural, Magic, Gods & Goddesses Publication Date: February 28th 2012 Pages: 339 pages Published By: Zova Books Website Jessica Therrien Oppression on Goodreads My review copy: Bought for my Kindle :]
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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.
All we have is now, this moment. If you live in the future, you’ll miss things, right here, right now, and you’ll regret it later.
When our eyes met, it was like he'd known me for years, as if we'd already shared a hundred secrets.
Elyse has two secrets. One is that she ages slower than the normal human. So, she looks like she is 18, but she's really in her 80s. Two that she has a power to heal. Therrien's writing is beautiful and easy to read along with. She takes the ideas behind the Greek Gods and Goddesses and spins them her own way. The plot flowed as well as showed a lot of detail. This book surely kept me hanging on every word. I just couldn't put it down.
Elyse is a very likable and relatable character. I really enjoyed reading about our heroine a lot. She meets Will and I enjoy the story even more than I already did. Elyse and Will are like oil and water. Whatever the one can do, the other can counteract with it. It's perfect. I love them together. I love them separately. William is a descendant of Aphrodite and really makes the reader feel safe in his presence. I loved his capability of being able to do this. Their romance is very believable and I loved watching it form.
This book takes the Greek Mythology and takes it into a whole new direction. It's a fresh idea. It's interesting. It's fun. It's exciting. And I cannot wait to read the next installment in the series! If you want a fun, new read in the YA Mythology genre. Definitely pick this book up!
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