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,... show more
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.
Publish date: February 28th 2012
Publisher: ZOVA Books
Pages no: 339
Edition language: English
Series: Children of the Gods (#1)
There are many stories out and about regarding demi gods ( or decsendants) but this is one we haven't heard before. I love the fact that our main character doesn't realize the underground world she comes from and how special she is. Also I love her power as a healer and the fact that she has to use...
First of all, I'd like to thank the author for sending me this copy! The cover is absolutely gorgeous. I've always loved Greek mythology and I knew I couldn't resist. Anyways, character discussions.Elyse-- I love her name, ermahgerd. Anyways, she was the main character, and I guess the protagonist a...
Loved this book! Engaging characters, compelling plot. I had a hard time putting this one down. Definitely worth the read. Her characters are very believable and she does some interesting twists to the classic Greek mythos.
I can see this being a favourite for YA fans. It has just the right amount of supernatural/paranormal flair with a large smidgen of mythology. The main character is part of an ancient bloodline society and that genetic oddity comes with an ability. So far so good, except this society is run like Big...
Interpretation: 3/5. Nice plot but not memorable. Still worth reading.Btw, don't you find the frog in a jar cute!? I found it in a site somewhere and thought, Hey why not use this as my supposedly "star" for rating the books in my reviews!? ;;)Well isn't the cover lovely!? I am a sucker for breath t...