Oppression Launch Party! - Review and Giveaway

by 4:42 PM 16 comments

The amazing novel, Oppression by Jessica Therrien, is released TODAY!! So for Jessica's Virtual Launch Party, I am reviewing Oppression for you all :) and then, I have more news :)

"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 the average person, so that while she looks eighteen years old, she's closer to 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. Among so many of her kind, she should not be very remarkable--except for the prophecy. Some believe she will put an end to traditions, safeguarded by violence, which have oppressed her people for centuries. 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."

This book was absolutely fantastic! There was not a moment when I was not enthralled.

Oppression follows the story of Elyse, a 89 year old woman who barely looks 18. She believes she has a rare genetic disorder which means she ages 5 times slower than the average person - but in reality the truth is a lot more exciting! She is in fact a Descendant - someone who is a descendant born from "Greek Gods". From the very beginning, this story jumps into action, and had me on the edge of my seat for every moment - I found it awfully hard to put down!

Not only is Oppression enchanting, but it also pulls on your heart-strings. You watch Elyse discover this new world she never imagined existed, and not only the beauty but also the horror that comes with it, and you just can't help but feel for her through-out the story.

Jessica Therrien has taken Greek Mythology, and put a fantastic modern twist to it - I can not wait to read book 2!

I urge everyone to grab a copy of the amazing book! Click on the links below to buy!

$0.99 E-Book
Amazon Kindle Edition (UKFranceGermany)
$12.99 Paperback
Amazon (US)
Barnes & Noble (US) - on sale for $7.79
Amazon (UKFranceGermanyJapan)

Now for the rest of my news! Jessica Therrien has kindly allowed me to be part of her Blog Tour!
She will be doing a guest post for my blog on March 15th! So make sure you stop by to have a read of that! And now for the giveaway! :D

Since I loved this book so much, I have decided to giveaway a copy to one lucky winner! The competition is International, just as long as Book Depository ships to your country :) The giveaway ends on March 17th, a few days after the guest post! Thanks to Jessica for allowing me to read her book - check out all the others who are participating in the Virtual Launch Party and Blog tour at her blog by clicking here :)

Claire <3

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Claire Blennerhassett

Reader, Blogger

Twenty-something | book-blogger | tea-drinker | procrastinator | wannabe-writer | student


  1. Interesting Review... Adding it to my ever growing TBR List!!

  2. Eek, I;d love to read this and that cover looks amazing! I'm a big fan of Greek mythology so would love to read this!

  3. I'm always eager to read retellings, so I'm looking forward to this one. :)

    When I was a little Girl, I had this copy of Greek mythology and just couldn't stop reading it. So I'm a big fan. :)

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    Agnieszka @ Nook of Books

  4. I loved Everneath, so if this is anything like it I'm sure I'll love it! Sounds interesting and what a lovely cover!


    Thanks for the giveaway!

  5. Aww, love your review! I also participate in Oppression blog tour, and your review makes me even more more eager to read this book! <3 Thank you for the awesome giveaway, ClaireLouise! :)

    I LOVE Greek Mythology, it's enchanting and beautiful! Kind of strange sometimes, but I still love it anyway! :D

  6. I LOVE Greek Mythology, and have since we learned about it back in like, third grade. Honestly, you do NOT want to get me started on Greek Myths...in fact, I'm stopping now! Before I create the longest comment ever:)

  7. Thanks so much for helping me spread the word, Claire :) YAY!

  8. So excited for Jessica and can't wait for my copy to arrive!

  9. Love your review!


  10. I love Greek mythology! They are filled with numerous characters which you'll love and/or hate.

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

  11. Greek mythology is confusing and exciting and amazing


  12. Thank you for the giveaway!

    Greek mythology hasn't really been introduced to me before seventh grade (my English teacher had an affinity for it)..I was interested, but at the same time annoyed.

  13. I have seen this book just about everywhere and I am DYING to read it. Thanks for the giveaway!! :)

  14. I've always loved Greek mythology. This sounds really interesting. Thanks for the giveaway.

  15. I have always Loved Mythology, so i love greek mythology too.

  16. Mythology (and history) have always been one of my favorite things to read about. That's why I was so caught up in Percy Jackson. xD MYTHOLOGY ALL THE WAY!!! :D

    Thanks so much for having this giveaway!

    The Book Galaxy


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