Saturday, November 19, 2016

Virtual Tour - Children of the Gods Series by Jessica Therrien

Children of the Gods Series
by Jessica Therrien
The complete series:
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Children of the Gods, #3
Genres: Paranormal, Young Adult

From The Book Junkie Reads . . .Redemption (Children of Gods, #3) . . .
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.

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.

Children of the Gods, #2
Genres: Paranormal, Young Adult

From The Book Junkie Reads . . . Uprising (Children of Gods, #2) . . .
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 the gods was alluring. It captivated me to look further and see more. The misdeeds and secrets of the Council.

I got further wrapped in the plots and conspiracies of the gods. I found that Elyse and her cast of friends and acquaintances were in for much more than they initial were prepared for. The revelations gave meaning to actions. The twist and the turns may just pull a few heart strings. The balance makes things from the first book seem more as a prelude to the coming actions.  I am very interested in the next addition to the fast pace fantasy on mythology.

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. 

Children of the Gods, #1
Publication date: September 2nd 2015
Genres: Paranormal, Young Adult

From The Book Junkie Reads . . . Oppression (Children of the Gods, #1) . . .
I found myself an intriguing YA, paranormal, mythological, read that has captivated me and given me magical world of gods to get lost in. I have been introduced to Eylse and her extraordinary gifts. She has been around much longer than her youthful body proves accurate. She has the gift to heal. She can be the key to the future for her people she did not even know about. She could also be the destruction to those very people. 

Oppression would draw you in with it secrets. The world of mythology and gods. The children of these gods and the fight to no longer be oppressed. I very much enjoyed getting to know a different side of the Greek gods and goddesses.  Eylse was enough for me to follow the story. Then add in William. the man that has loved her for a very long time. Watching thing grow between Eylse and Williams was sweet. Watching how things began to piece together was intriguing. 

I looking forward to see what will be next for these Children of Gods.


 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 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. 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.
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Author Info

Jessica Therrien is the author of the young adult paranormal fiction series Children of the Gods. Book one in the series, Oppression, became a Barnes & Noble best-seller shortly after its release.

Aside from her Children of the Gods series, Jessica’s work can also be found in a published collection of flash fiction stories called Campaigner Challenges 2011. Out of over 350 submissions her story, The Soulless, won first place for people’s choice and fourth place in the judging round of Rachael Harrie’s Writing Campaign Challenge. Her story, Saved, is also available as part of the anthology.

Jessica spent most of her life in the small town of Chilcoot, California, high up in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. In this town of nearly 100 residents, with no street lights or grocery stores, there was little to do but find ways to be creative. Her mother, the local English teacher, inspired her to do all things artistic, and ultimately instilled in her a love for language.

In 2003, Jessica attended California State University Long Beach where her passion for language found her studying Chinese, and in 2005 she moved to Taiwan to study abroad. From 2005 to 2006 Jessica was fully immersed in the Chinese language as she attended National Taiwan University, and in 2008 she graduated from San Diego State University magna cum laude.

Jessica currently lives in Irvine with her husband and two sons. She is working on an adult novel and a children’s picture book.
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