What color car did Jessica Therrien drive in high school? It’s in here!
Welcome Jessica Therrien, debut author of Oppression, Children of the Gods #1, which JUST released! Now, as usual, this is a fun interview, meant to get outside the box of interviews and take us back. Since Jessica writes YA and oppression is YA, this is all about her time as a teen!
Let’s get started with the most pressing question … one that’s relevant to all YA romances, right?
__________ kisses like a ____________
My first kiss…Anthony kisses like a frog catching flies, lol! We were twelve. We didn’t know what the heck we were doing.
Nerd? Geek? Jock? Snob?
I was a DRAMA GEEK!! Go Drama class! Wooo!
If I could do it all again, I would …
Care so much about what people thought of me.
There is no better class than _____________
Leather class…yep. We had Leather Working Class at Loyalton Jr. High. I made belts and wallets and key chains. Super fun.
What really happened on prom night …
We ditched the dance and went bowling in our prom attire. It was pretty awesome.
Now, before we get to the last question, let’s look at Jessica’s book …
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.
Favorite one-line review about the book
I seriously just read through Oppression in about 4 hours. LOVED it. Loved, loved, loved it. <3 Thank you for writing such a cool book!
Favorite 6 sentences from the book
“I breathed quickly and silently, trying to decide whether I should wait or run. Sweat began to stick to my cotton pajamas as I listened for any hint of a sound. Nothing.
I moved closer, almost ready to make my move when a hand covered my mouth from behind, and my whole body tensed up from the inside. With a finger to his lips, William let go and moved to peer around the corner. I held my breath as he turned toward the kitchen and out of sight, leaving me alone in the hallway.”
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But before you go, one last question …
My other car was a ________________
In high school I had a 1975 Smurf-Blue Chrysler Cordoba…Just look it up and picture me driving it around. It’ll give you a laugh.
Congratulations, Jessica! Good luck with oppression!!
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