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Lead Council member, Christoph, is dead by Elyse’s hand, and Descendants have begun to emerge, exposing their secret to the world. Some see this as the prophecy come to fruition, but the prophecy caries a heavy consequence. It was never meant to be as peaceful as most had hoped.

Humans and Descendants struggle to live together in a world that isn’t ready for such a change. America is divided. Those who glorify the supernatural race believe Descendants truly are the gods they claim relation to. Others see them as a threat.

When Elyse gives birth to the next generation oracle, she sees one final vision—war. The destruction of the country’s major cities, and the end of America as we know it.

After her daughter is born, Elyse finds herself without the ability she needs to predict the future. Desperate to save the world from such conflict, she puts her faith in the hope that Descendants are the key to survival. After all, they have the power to supply a broken society with the means to survive.

Only from the ashes can a new world be born.

326 pages, Paperback

First published November 2, 2015

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Jessica Therrien

12 books496 followers
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 the author of Carry Me Home, a YA contemporary fiction novel, and a kid’s picture book called, The Loneliest Whale. Her award-winning stories can also be found in a published anthology of flash fiction.

Jessica currently lives in Irvine with her husband and two young sons. She is working on an adult novel and a middle grade fantasy series.

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Profile Image for Meradeth Houston.
Author 15 books278 followers
November 1, 2015
I have read a lot of series where I love the first book, but after that, the series doesn't hold my attention. The Children of the Gods series is absolutely the exact opposite of that. I've loved following Elyse and her friends as they'e grown and fought, loved and lost. This last book brought the series to a wonderful close, after some seriously heartrending moments and totally craziness (in a good way!). I was glued to the pages, knuckles white over what was going on (often to some of my favorite places on the planet...San Francisco *sniff*--I promise that is the most minor spoiler I'll give!), but having to know what happened next. In terms of what would happen in the world should the events leading up to Redemption happened (as in, a bunch of people came out and revealed that they had some seriously amazing gifts and potentially could be dangerous), I didn't see any of the fallout as over the top. Frightening? Totally. Heartbreaking? No doubt. Realistic? Freakish so. Basically, if you enjoy an interesting spin on the Greek Gods in modern day, definitely check these books out!
Profile Image for Lisa.
163 reviews26 followers
April 26, 2016
My Review:

I want to first thank Jessica Therrien, who was the first ever author to take a chance on two newbie blog partners by sending us each an ARC of her book to review when I was part of the blog BookMark Belles! (I now blog on my own) & no there aren't any hard feeling between me & my former blog partner!

It's been about a year or maybe even longer since I've read Oppression & Uprising books 1 & 2 in (The Children of the Gods) series, but picking up Redemption took me right back to where it all started, like it was yesterday.

In redemption Elyse finally gets to fulfill the prophecy she has been destined for which has been a long time coming. Oh! the Descents can finally be themselves YAASS! & Agh!!! I almost forgot about one of my fave YA book boyfriends William (phew) Thanks for the reminder Jessica!

Book 3 packed so much into it, but in a good way there was love, war, worry & of course the gods. Elyse has always been a true heroine in my eyes & book 3 confirms it! It's so hard to write this review without spoilers ugh! I especially loved how we have grown with Elyse & her chaotic life over the years.

Final Thoughts:

If you love Young Adult Fantasy reads look no further The Children of the Gods series will suck you in & will have you devouring it in one sitting! BTW! The new covers are gorgeous!!!
Profile Image for Kelly (purplebookstand).
414 reviews9 followers
May 25, 2016

This is the last book in The Children of the Gods trilogy, and by golly what a finale, wow wow wow!

I do enjoy reading trilogies and series, but often find that they don't hold zmy attention all the way to the end. This trilogy completely gripped me from beginning to end, and I really didn't want it to finish! They are the first books in a while that have had me reading into the night.

Redemption has a bit of everything: war, fighting, betrayal, heartbreak, hope, friendship, love...Jessica has packed it all in! I loved how all the characters were memorable, I kept track of who was who with ease and even remembered their powers-the Greek God mythology part of the stories was fab!

I will be recommending this trilogy to everyone, a 5* finale from me!

Many thanks to TBC and Jessica Therrien for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Profile Image for Montzalee Wittmann.
4,497 reviews2,315 followers
December 18, 2016
Decedents of Greek gods make themselves known to the world...

Redemption (Children of the Gods #3) by Jessica Therrien takes off right where book two ended. They show their powers to the world and humans have mixed reactions. The Decedents get blamed for things they didn't do, they are set up. The new Oracle is born, but ....so much happens in this book, it is a have-to-read book!!! Great book, loved this series!!! I must read fantasy series. I received a review copy of this book, a review was not required, all opinions are my own.
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183 reviews8 followers
December 1, 2016

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The third, and final?, book in the Children of the Gods series, Redemption by Jessica Therrien is absolutely amazing! Best book of the series by far. Christoph is dead and Elyse thinks the prophecy fulfilled. Little does she know a new council rises and has its own plans for human/descendants integration.

The plot of book 3 is fantastic. It’s fast paced and heart wrenching and you keep hoping things aren’t as they seem but they are. There will always be casualties in war and things are no different here. Things happened in this book that I did not expect, that took my breath away and left me wondering what would happen next. I’ll talk about that in the spoiler vlog. This series has been amazing, more than I thought it would be. The characters are complex, well rounded, and grounded. The world is sound and makes sense. The plot and actual story kicks butt, giving you surprises but never feeling that they were undeserved or coming out of nowhere.

If you’ve read the first two, you are in for a damn treat with the third. If you haven’t read the series, why are you reading this review???? THERE ARE SPOILERS HERE FOR THE PREVIOUS BOOKS OBVIOUSLY! But still, go pick up the first book and you’ll love this YA series, especially Redemption by Jessica Therrien, the finale of Children of the Gods.

// I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this title. //
Profile Image for Cranky - The Book Curmudgeon.
2,087 reviews149 followers
November 14, 2016

***** 4.5 Cranky Stars *****

From the beginning of her pregnancy Elyse shares visions with her gestating baby, and what she sees is not reassuring. During her labor she sees the destruction of every major city in America.

In a vision, the old Oracle appears to her and cryptically tells her that they have to lose to win.

In the unwanted roll of leadership that had been thrust upon her, Elyse tries to prevent this destruction. In the face of manipulation through a self serving surviving council member, these visions become reality.

Elise selflessly goes into the radiated disaster zones to heal the exposed humans. Much action and excitement ensues.

The outcome of the story is satisfying and again I award 4.5 stars and my congratulations to the author on producing this detailed and entertaining series.
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4,827 reviews136 followers
November 20, 2016
There was no doubt this would be a bang finale. I just was not sure how it would come. I found that something extra that I was waiting for with the first two books. There were moments to satisfy me at every point of the emotional spectrum. I was overwhelmed with the array of emotions that I experienced here. I had to read it all the way to the end in the first sitting. I just had to know how things turned out. What happened to each of the characters that I feel in love with. I was not just enamored by Elyse. I loved most of them just for the aspects they added to the story. Even some that were not so good did that job that they were intended for. They created that extra depth for the flow of the story.

I found reading the books as a set allowed for me to carry forward and enjoy the build of each new story as it was set in itself. The effect of the actions progressed forward allowing for things to have more realistic feel and free flowing nature. This was a way to get your romance, pain, sorry, heartbreak, a little suspense, and more. Elyse was a great lead. She had much and much to lose and gain.

From one book junkie to another reader, this series was fantastic. It grew with each new story. It captivated you and drew you in to the fight for freedom, command for acknowledgement, and reckoning for the truth. I was there for it all and got me an event to share with others.
Profile Image for Nolene Driscoll.
222 reviews10 followers
April 27, 2016
I was given an ARC of this book via The Book Club in return for an honest review.

This is the 3rd and final book in the Children of the Gods series and what a series it has been. I'm sad that it has come to an end and can only congratulate the author on a story well done. I have been lucky enough to have now read all three books in this series and glad I did.

Elyse has completed the phrophecy as foretold and is ready to settle down in peace with William awaiting the birth of their daughter and hoping that William will recover his memory that was stolen from him. But all is not as it seems and perhaps the phrophecy has not been completed as it looks like there is more to come.

It was a fascinating, gripping, fast paced and once started something you couldn't put down until the last page book. A book that combines Greek mythology with modern times to endow each "Decendent" with their own unique gift. A book that also tugs at the emotional heart strings and raises one's ire and hatred against certain individuals in the book. A book that leaves one feeling that there is hope and a bright future for the world.

A book/series I would highly recommend and look forward to the next books from this author's pen.
Profile Image for Nicole.
52 reviews3 followers
June 10, 2016
Redemption is the final instalment in Jessica Therrien's "Children of the Gods" trilogy.

All our favourite characters are back for more adventures and action. In this final book, the descendants' world is given an almost post-apocalyptic make-over. The story moves
at a fast pace and character, world and plot development all hurtle along.

Will it all end in a "happy ever after"? Will humans and descendants finally embrace their differences and work together to create a new world?

Jessica Therrien successfully combines ancient myth with modern problems and ideology. Although all three books seem to have a different focus, all are well written, with continued character and story development. This final book definitely has some darker moments that would delight any fan of post-apocalyptic fantasy .
Profile Image for Kat Ross.
Author 38 books718 followers
November 8, 2015
This sucked me in from page one. Elyse is such a sympathetic, finely drawn character, and I love the magic and mystery of the world she moves through. Jessica Therrien takes her original twist on Greek mythology and adds stellar world-building, a dash of steamy romance (love William!), cinematic action scenes. and above all, characters that just seem like real people. I recommend you start at the beginning of the series with Oppression (so I'm trying to keep my review spoiler-free); trust me, you will probably tear through all three books in a couple of weeks and wish there were more. I sure did! Children of the Gods is a must-read for fans of fantasy, romance, mythology, YA, and anyone looking for a great read.
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582 reviews19 followers
June 7, 2016
This is the final instalment in the Children of the Gods Trilogy and I have to say that I have thoroughly enjoyed all three books, although I think that Uprising is my favourite. The high standard of the writing is continued in Redemption and the action is as fast paced as ever but what has really kept me reading are the parallels that can be drawn in real life. The suspicion with which the majority view any groups that are different, the fear it can create and the violent uprising that can occur when minority groups fight for their rights. This trilogy may be set in a fantasy world but the problems it depicts are all too real.
Thank you to TBC and Jessica for sending me these books in return for an honest review.
Profile Image for Sue Wallace .
5,740 reviews55 followers
May 23, 2016
I received this as an arc from the book club ( tbc ) on fb in exchange for an honest review.
Lead council member, Christoph, is dead by Elyse ' s hand, and descendants have begun to emerge exposing their secret to the world.
Wow. OMG. Wow.
Absolutely fantastic read.
I loved the story and the characters.
Elyse and William are still my favourite characters.
Wow. What a read.
Had me gripped from start to finish.
Was rooting for Elyse all through the book.
Did not like Arianna at all.
I loved the ending too.
This is a must read and I would highly recommend this book.
Definitely worth more than 5 *.
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752 reviews11 followers
July 27, 2016
This is the 3rd in the trilogy and the story of the Descendants and their challenges rattles on at a good pace, ratcheting up the tension and for me this was the best of the three books. The writing was more emotionally gripping as the story headed towards its finale. The characters continue to develop and the situations become more complex. This series of books is really a single tale so they should be read in order but this was a good fun read.
Thanks to TBC on Facebook for this in exchange for a review.
Profile Image for Ellen.
445 reviews33 followers
May 31, 2016
I received this book from #TBConFB in return for an honest review.
This is the third book in the Children of the Gods trilogy and a satisfying conclusion to the story. Humans and Descendants are at war and Elyse's daughter has been kidnapped in a bid to force her hand. Elyse and William must try and bring the two sides together without too many casualties.
I enjoyed this trilogy and would read more by this author
Profile Image for Lorraine.
223 reviews3 followers
May 26, 2016
Quite a sad time for me, as I have now finished all three of these books. The last one was brilliant, fast paced and amazingly written. This set of books is definitely one I wish I could forget a re-read, highly recommended!
415 reviews5 followers
June 9, 2016
This is the third and final instalment In this series and although I enjoyed it, my favourite was book two . Certainly a series I would recommend for people who enjoy this genre , I found this book engaging and easy reading . Thanks to Tbc and Jessica for allowing me the pleasure
February 3, 2016
In Redemption, (Book 3 of the Children of the Gods series) Elyse lives to fulfill the prophecy linked to her. Now that Christoph is out of the picture the Descendants are free to reveal their true identities. But some humans simply aren’t ready to accept the Descendants, and war ensues. Chaos becomes the norm where even friends cannot be trusted, families are torn apart, and cities are destroyed. But Elyse strives to bring peace and harmony to a world that is groaning under the strain of so much change and confusion.

The Children of the Gods trilogy is an exciting collection of young adult fantasy fiction. Readers are sure to get swept away in this fantastic series. To get the full impact and understanding of the story, one really must read all the books in this series beginning with Oppression. There are multiple sub-stories woven throughout, leading to a fabulous and unexpected ending.

The Children of the Gods trilogy is highly recommended and has earned the Literary Classics Seal of Approval.
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237 reviews13 followers
June 16, 2016
3.5 stars
This is the last in a trilogy series, Children of the Gods.
I will say, I liked the premise and the basic storyline. The idea for the series is a good one and I did look forward, to reading before I picked the first one up.
However, I struggled to really enjoy or get anything from the first two. So when it came to picking up the third and final book, I did so with trepidation, expecting more of the same.
I was pleasantly surprised that I enjoyed this one more than the others.
However, saying that, I'm afraid I still struggled to find the depth and dimension that I felt the characters and story should have had all along. This made it hard for me to feel engaged in the story or connect to any of the leading characters. I couldn't really get behind them in their journey through the series.

I would like to say thank you to the author, the publisher and TBC for allowing me the chance to read and review the trilogy.
130 reviews
June 13, 2016
Redemption is the final book about the Children of the Gods. It takes the story to it final close. I found it a bit slow in between, there was always enough happening though but maybe sometimes it felt a bit repetitive since I have been reading the books in a short period of time so I knew/remembered all the backstory. Descendants and humans have to learn to live together but it can't work without great cost to everyone. Ellie becomes much more mature in this third book and finally finds her role and her purpose. I enjoyed the book, it was exciting, and sometimes sad and overall a good final book in this series. I would recommend this trilogy to everyone who is willing to go to a whole different world through good books. I will be looking out for more books by Jessica. Thank you and TBC for enabling me to read and review the book.
1,122 reviews
May 22, 2016
3.5 stars

This series has improved as it went on, the third being the best to date.

Again I have to say it's an amazing premise and storyline - highly inventive and easy to grasp. None of these 'what?' Moments where the author just kind of chucks in random stuff.

However, compared to most books of this genre the world created just isn't rich and engaging enough. The relationship between the two just doesn't feel deep and natural to me. Which was a shame as I liked William.
The build up of the tension wasn't passionate for me.

But if you love Greek myths and gods as the background to a story this will be good for you.

Thank you to TBC on FB and the author for organising a copy for me to read for an honest review
Profile Image for Amber Jones.
367 reviews7 followers
November 1, 2016
This is the 3rd and final book in the Children of the Gods series and what a series it has been. I'm sad that it has come to an end and can only congratulate the author on a story well done. I have been lucky enough to have now read all three books in this series and glad I did.

Elyse lives to fulfill the prophecy linked to her. Now that Christoph is out of the picture the Descendants are free to reveal their true identities. But some humans simply aren’t ready to accept the Descendants, and war ensues. Chaos becomes the norm where even friends cannot be trusted, families are torn apart, and cities are destroyed. But Elyse strives to bring peace and harmony to a world that is groaning under the strain of so much.

Such a wonderful series.

5 stars
Profile Image for ALEXISAMAILIBRI.
214 reviews37 followers
September 4, 2021
Ho fatto molto fatica a finire questo libro, per nulla coinvolgente, noioso persino e non è stato neanche scorrevole.
Questa impressione l’ho avuta già nei precedenti libri, ma quest’ultimo è stata una tortura colossale. Elyse mi è sembrata più bambina che mai e ingenua su tutti i fronti, quel disgraziato ha sacrificato la sua possibilità di riavere i ricordi indietro e gliene dó atto, ma non penso che avrei fatto lo stesso.
Adrianna è stata subdola e meschina che ha avuto la fine che meritava, insomma non è così che ci si comporta soprattutto se sai di poter vincere e invece fai ben altro
Non penso proprio che li rileggerei questi libri
Profile Image for Laura Henderson.
204 reviews6 followers
September 2, 2016
Book 3 brought so much more than what i thought possible. Most trilogies die off somewhere in book 2. However this is not the case. The book takes off on even more adventure. just when you think it's over and they can settle down. Nope! There is even more surprises and more complexity. Jessica only grows with each novel in her writing skills and keeps you glued, and gripping every page as you fly through just to finally see the ending. I felt that with each book there grew so much depth and dimension and this was never lacking once to me. This is such an amazing series and a 5 star read.
Profile Image for Holly Kammier.
Author 5 books94 followers
November 10, 2015
I was lucky enough to read Redemption before it was released. If you like YA even a little bit, you HAVE to read this! Jessica Therrien is a brilliant writer and Redemption is one of my all time favorite YA books. It's romantic, it's fun, it's full of shocking twists and turns. My favorite part though, was reading about Elyse's pregnancy. It felt so real and reminded me how extra protective and ferocious we become when we are carrying our first child. Bring on book 3!!!
Profile Image for Peggy.
2,167 reviews37 followers
October 26, 2015

Not realizing that this is part of a series when reading, I was a little surprised to realize that you can read this as a stand alone, even though I never recommend that with book in series. This book will have you captivated and turning page by page. It has more twist than expected which makes it even better!

*Received for an honest review*
5 reviews
November 2, 2015
What a great addition to the series. This book really ramps it up as descendants and humans fight for control. The writing is superb and well worth the read. What a great way to end the series with this thrilling ride. I recommend it for young readers as well as adults as it has something for everyone. Excellent book!
44 reviews1 follower
May 22, 2016
I enjoyed this book very much. It's the third in the series (I'd recommend reading them in order, I'm not sure this one would work as well as a standalone book) and it keeps going til the end. The characters are great and the story flows well, I'd really recommend it if you like YA and paranormal/fantasy books. Thanks to TBC (The Book Club) for the opportunity to give an honest review.
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Author 17 books39 followers
March 5, 2016
I was not disappointed with the finale of this trilogy. Redemption kept me intrigued between scenes of action and emotional angst. The characters have grown and changed, learning and accepting pain, loss, and above all: hope.
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42 reviews
January 1, 2016
Okay I love this series. Redemption (Children of the Gods) (Volume 3) by Jessica Therrien. Additictive book I had a hard time putting down. War. Power of the gods. Romance. Stress and worry. Honestly loved these three books. Hated waiting for them to come out one by one.
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45 reviews1 follower
July 31, 2016
A great ending to the series. I only had a couple issues with the timeline. I had to go back and recheck a few times! The characters held up through, and I went through a whole range of emotions whilst reading it. many thanks to #TBConFB for letting me have a copy to review.
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