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(Children of the Gods #2)

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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 does
Paperback, 384 pages
Published May 28th 2013 by ZOVA Books (first published April 23rd 2013)
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Feb 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I read this book in just two days. Even though the book is suppose to come out May 28th it came out on the nook on April 29th. I bought it May 7th and finished May 8th. I am going to die until book 3 comes out. This ending has me in shock. I am not going to say any spoilers but there are some BIG surprises. This book was an AMAZING sequel to Oppression. I am in love with this book. At parts of dialogue though I sometimes was confused and had to reread it because there were no he said she said ta ...more
Meradeth Houston
Jul 03, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I flat out adored the first book in this series so I was very happy to be able to review the second before its release! (Thanks, Jessica!) Anyhow, this book is rocking from the very start, with hardly a moment of down-time for the whole book. The war that has been brewing boils over and everyone is touched. I loved the breakneck pace and new characters we get to meet and old characters we get to understand a little better. The truth of all that is being perpetrated by The Council, as much as is ...more
Montzalee Wittmann
Decedents of Greek gods, with their special powers, must fight to get her friends back...

Uprising (Children of the Gods #2) by Jessica Therrien takes off right where book one ended. It has the same wonderful characters and great fantasy. I found this book to be even better than the first book. More action, drama, mystery, and suspense involved. This series would be a great mini-series! Love the dialogue, plot and characters. (Even the evil ones, they are so well developed.) I must read fantasy
Mar 17, 2013 rated it really liked it
First of all, thanks to Jessica for sending me an eARC!

UPRISING was definitely better than Oppression-- and Oppression was really good already! I absolutely adore the Jessica's writing style and gosh, that TWIST at the end. It was heart-wrenching. Loved this story and I absolutely adore the romance.

Fast paced and engaging- what else could a reader ask for?
Neyra ♦
Jul 03, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kindle-reads, ya-pnr

"You're fighting for those you love. For Anna & Chloe. For Kara. For Us. So we can live in a world free of opression."

Can I just say that, I absolutely LOVE William... but my weakness has always been the brooding jerk who's blatantly honest and impulsive he'll drive you crazy, but you know he's good beneath all that indifference. Alaximandros is my new favorite descendant ;)

Uprising picks up right after Elyse and William escaped from The Council to go into hiding. As the last healer, the cou
Jul 03, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2013
Being one of the most anticipated books of 2013, I wanted Uprising to blow me away. And it definitely did. Jessica Therrien's talent of weaving Greek mythology into Elyse's story is so enchanting that I couldn't stop reading. The book is a little short of going over 400 pages and so a lot of things happen. The plot was unpredictable and dangerous if I say so and so I never knew how it it would all turn out. In the end, that what made Uprising such an enjoyable read for me.

Elyse is definitely one
Patrice Caldwell
Jul 26, 2012 marked it as to-read
Can't wait for this book!!! So happy about all the mythology YA coming out :) ...more
Reviewed on Lili Lost in a Book

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 unti
Jan 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Like a moth drawn into firelight, Uprising immediately pulled me in with nothing but the impulse to consume it. Like a moth drawn into firelight, I was not prepared for what I would encounter until it was too late before I discovered what Uprising did to me.

After my initial acquaintance and fascination to another reimagined world of Greek mythology, Therrien presents a more complex, more intense, and more gripping premise with the second installment of her Children of The Gods series. When I beg
Dec 07, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
Uprising is the sequel in the Children of Gods series and it came one year after Oppression. I was thoroughly impression with this swing on modern Greek Mythology. I was excited to the point of incoherence in my last review and was even more thrilled to receive an ARC review copy this time around.

And yet...

The second I read the first page, I drew a blank. While Uprising started right where Oppression left off, I was disoriented. I had only a vague memory of the last account of Elise and William.
Jun 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: own-read-digital
Jessica Therrien has built a world that’s like Percy Jackson meets X-Men, and Uprising is the second thrilling installment in her Children of the Gods series.

Uprising is the sequel to Oppression, and it kicks into high gear as soon as you flip to the first page.

Elyse is preparing for war. It’s inevitable, and even though she’s reluctant to fight — to kill — she knows there’s no other choice. It’s her or them. Christoph’s followers or Elyse’s family and friends. And she won’t let anyone harm thos
Aug 15, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely adored the first book in this series, Oppression Children of the Gods, and have been patiently waiting the next book to make its appearance. Uprising did not disappoint. I mean, I read it in a little over a day. I just couldn't put it down!

It begins right where the last book left off. It had been so long since I had read the first book, it took me a few chapters to remember everything that had happened (but it did come back to me). I love Elyse. She is unsure of herself and how to l
Jul 23, 2012 rated it really liked it
Originally posted on elizziebooks book blog

It probably wasn't a good thing that I somehow forgot half of the previous book before starting Uprising. It seems to have picked up right where Oppression left off.

Steaminess factor: Not as steamy as Oppression, but there is a BIG reason for that. Well, other than the amount of action and creeping around the evil lair of Christoph.

Well, more than one reason, but there's a point when Elyse and William's relationship TOTALLY changes, but the way they de
Michael (Mai)
Aug 24, 2012 rated it really liked it
What a good second installment! I actually liked it more than the first! Elyse grew so much and grew on me. If you remember right, Kara was my favorite character in the last book and while Elyse still didn’t surpass her in this one she was VERY close I just loved her development. It was so believable. She was strong only because she had to be. She didn’t turn into Supergirl which was refreshing. So many authors make that mistake, to turn their shy heroine into a super badass. Jessica Therrien di ...more
Gautirya Muralietharan
Jun 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Okay absoltely loved this book, it was amazing!!!!!!
I ahven't read the first book cause I haven't been able to find it anywhere but I was still able to follow the plot quite easily and I must say it was fanatastic, there was a lot of thought put into it and it was fantastically laid out. The characters were all perfectly construcuted and I abloslutely loved Elyse, but I have a soft spot for william!!!!! He is just soooooo sweet, and I wouldn't mind marrying him myself!!!! Elyse is lucky to have
Jul 22, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: nook-books
Holy wow. I never thought about how hard it would be to have everyone and everything depend on your decisions. Elyse had so much on her plate and the way that Therrien wrote the story was just amazing! A full range of emotions are captured in this book, it was sometimes too much to read. I hope there's another book on the way! I have to know what happens with William and the new Oracle! ...more
Claudia Castaño
Aug 22, 2012 marked it as to-read
Read the teaser here : Cover and Teaser of Upresing. (Thanks to Jessica Therrienfor this fragment)

Also take the countdown gadget
Jul 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This book was so good. It was so action packed I was really upset when it was over. I hope the series will continue cause I need to know what happens to Elyse and William!!! I've been sucked into these books from day 1. Congrats to the wonderful Mrs. Therrien for painting a beautiful picture and telling a great story. ...more
May 24, 2016 rated it really liked it
I found this book better than the first . Easy , fast paced reading . You really begin to get to know the characters and the story develops nicely with an ending leaving you wanting to read the third book instantly . Thankyou to tbc for my arc copy in exchange for an honest review
Jul 03, 2012 rated it it was amazing
So excited that Jessica sent me an ARC of this.. WOW! Review coming soon!
Cassandra Booth
Jul 15, 2012 marked it as to-read
I need this book to live! Come fast my pretty book
Aug 22, 2012 marked it as to-read
OMG the cover is so awesomeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
cagla tastemur
Jun 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2013
I walked the muddy shore, making my way to the tree I’d
leaned against when William had healed my burns so many
months ago.
I’d find him, I told myself. No matter what I had to do.
After everything I’d been through, my soul knew what it
wanted, and it was willing to sacrifice anything to get it. My
world. My pride. My life. Something in me sought without
reason. It pulled me through the unseen, toward the only
thing that mattered.
Then I saw him sitting against our tree, looking away
from me. The wind ble
Jun 04, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2013
Originally posted at OMFG!Books

Woo!! Book two! I was so excited for book two since I loved Oppression. Uprising was one of my most anticipated reads of the year and it did not disappoint me.

I loved seeing the growth of Elyse over the two books. In book one she was shy, if not a little scared of the world. She was reserved, she kept to herself and kept people at arms length except Anna and Chloe. But over the course of events in the two books, Elyse grows into such a strong, pragmatic, leader who
Oct 28, 2015 rated it really liked it
**I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Thanks to the author, publisher, and YABound Book Tours for the opportunity.**
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

After reading Opression I was so thrilled to be able to continue straight away with the series! I really enjoyed this book, though I still prefer the first. Much like the first book, this one had Elyse as a strong, kickass character, but I wish there had been more action all the time. I understand why the first book lacked in act
Jun 01, 2016 rated it really liked it
Uprising is the second book of the trilogy about the Children of the Goods.
It took off right were the first one ended. Which means that the story was in full force onward. I liked the fact that the writer expected the reader to have read the first book so the story flowed easily onwards without much update or snippets from previous books. It continued on with a good pace and gripped me more than book 1, maybe because of so fast start in this one and so much action from the beginning.

It was easy
May 25, 2016 rated it really liked it
Elyse and her friends are back for more adventures in this second book of the "Children Of The Gods" Trilogy.

I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book and would definitely say that the series is a strong new entry to the Young Adult paranormal genre.
Uprising sees our favourite heroes and villains return, this time though things are getting serious. Will Elyse and her friends escape the clutches of the council? Will they succeed in creating a world that is free and fair for the descendants? Will El
The Book Junkie Reads . . .
Myth and fantasy come together in this telling of the children of Greek gods and the lengths they will go through to free other like themselves. Elyse had returned and she wants her friends freed. This act required more action, drama, suspense, and added intrigue with the twist and turns through in.

There are a host of old and new character to fall in love with. A romance to follow and see where it goes if anywhere. The plot moves along at a good clip. The intrigue of the powers of each child of
May 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing
liked book 1 but I loved book 2! It was filled with nonstop action! Elyse really starts to mature and understands and learns to use her abilities in this installment. Learning about the Greek gods is honestly so interesting and involved. I think it's interesting that Elyse shows her weaknesses but learns how important she is as the story continues. I enjoyed seeing her romance with William evolving and then the author putting a romantic triangle in place is fun. Ms.Therrien does a wonderful job ...more
Kelly (purplebookstand)
May 23, 2016 rated it really liked it

This is the second instalment of the Children of the Gods trilogy. Like the first book, I was hooked from the first page.

This book is full of action, suspense and discoveries. I'm finding these books easy to follow and read and they truly have the 'just one more page' feeling about them.

Uprising continues to follow Elyse as she discovers more about her prophetic role in the Descendant community. She has to learn to lead and she has to learn fast if she wants to fight the Council. Will
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Jessica Therrien is the author of the young adult series Children of the Gods. Book one in the series, Oppression, became a Barnes & Noble best-seller shortly after its release. Her trilogy has been translated and sold through major publishers around the world, such as Editions AdA (Canada), EditionsMilan (France), and SharpPoint Press (China).

Aside from her Children of the Gods series, Jessica is

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