Blog Tour & Book Review: Uprising (Children of the Gods, Bk 2) by Jessica Therrien

Hey everyone! Welcome to Jessica’s blog tour for her new release Uprising (Children of the Gods, Book 2)! Please make sure and visit her blog for more info on the other tour stops – there are also several giveaways along the way.

Disclaimer: I received a free advance copy of this book from the author in exchange for a review.

Genre & Length: Young Adult contemporary fantasy, 384 pages

The Blurb:

The Descendants have waited long enough for freedom. 
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.

My Thoughts

Plot: This pretty much picks up right after the ending of book one, so you’re going to be confused if you haven’t read it (or if you haven’t read it in a year, lol).

In all honesty, it didn’t really feel like there was much of a plot to the book. It wasn’t bad, but it all seemed to be set-up for the third book, and nothing actually got resolved in Uprising. Other than Elyse discovering how much of a bad guy the antagonist was.

I was… a bit unimpressed with how quickly Elyse and William gave in to having sex (which was not detailed, just fade-to-black) when at the end of the previous book, and in the few chapters before it happened in book two, they’d been adamant about not risking getting pregnant (it’s a plot point, but I don’t want to spoil too much).

There were a lot of loose ends left hanging, and while I understand that it is setting up for a sequel, it would have been nice if at least one of them had been resolved completely.

Pacing: It didn’t really move slow or fast, and when I had time to sit down and read, it was easy to remember what had happened previously. (I read this in half hour snatches a few weeks apart at times, sadly. Life has been busy.)

Writing Style: Even with the lack of resolution, I enjoyed reading this. Jessica’s writing is easy to sink into and relax with after a long day.

Would I read this book again: Possibly. Especially when it’s closer to the time of when the third book will be out :).