Waiting on Wednesday: Oppression by Jessica Therrien

Waiting on Wednesday was started by Breaking the Spine and serves to showcase those books we’re not so patiently waiting to arrive!

I fear that I will soon have to do another YA detox or at least a YA dystopian detox. I've read so many of them recently that they're starting to blur together. Despite my sudden need for something a little more substantial, I'm still impatiently waiting on yet another YA title this week

Jessica Therrien

Releases February 28, 2012
346 pages

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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 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 just sounds interesting. The last mythological/god-related book I read was a re-read of American Gods, so it would be nice to read a YA, less twisty-turvy take on gods in the modern world. I also like the idea of being super old but look young even though technically you still age. Sounds like it'll be suspenseful and I'm looking forward to getting my hands on this title in a couple of weeks.