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Down in New Orleans, Arelia LaRue ventures further into the world of les mysteries and comes face to face with secrets that threaten to turn her entire world upside down.A tragically painful past is revisited... Secrets are revealed… And enemies are exposed…In the intoxicating world of New Orleans Voodoo/Hoodoo expect the unexpected.This is the 4th book in the Arelia LaRueDown in New Orleans, Arelia LaRue ventures further into the world of les mysteries and comes face to face with secrets that threaten to turn her entire world upside down.A tragically painful past is revisited... Secrets are revealed… And enemies are exposed…In the intoxicating world of New Orleans Voodoo/Hoodoo expect the unexpected.This is the 4th book in the Arelia LaRue SeriesIt followsBoundPunishedPossessed...

Title : Oppressed
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ISBN : 17192809
Format Type : Kindle Edition
Number of Pages : 140 Pages
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Oppressed Reviews

  • Althea
    2018-11-28 15:28

    I really enjoyed reading Oppressed and was pretty much yelling "oh my God!" and "what the hell?!" alternately throughout (and especially towards the end) of the book. I did find it a bit frustrating that the majority of the book was through Cecile's point of view. However, I understand what Kira did and the revelations that came at the last few chapters were unexpected. (Although there were clues throughout the chapters). The reader also better understands what transpired between Lucus and Louis. And whoever cast the curse is finally revealed! I can't wait to read what happens next! According to Kira's blog, book 5 will be titled Suppressed and it's TENTATIVE release date is early June. I will say though, that despite my delight in reading this series, I hope it doesn't drag on too long.

  • Nicole (Reading Books With Coffee)
    2018-11-19 17:40

    Oppressed is definitely my least favorite book in the Arelia LaRue series. While we see the curse that bound Louis/Ivan and Lucas to Darkwood, and go much deeper into the past than we have in the past 3 books, I didn't find it as interesting as the other books. I mean, Saito did a great job at showing what New Orleans was like in the 1850's, and it was nice seeing how the past has an impact on the future and how history is repeating itself. But I missed seeing Arelia figuring things out and dealing with everything in the present. It really was a different book, and while it (sort of) fit with the rest of the series, it didn't fit as well as I was expecting. Interestingly enough, it's the only book that felt the most complete, but I'm still feeling like I'm reading a story in installments as opposed to something with a beginning, middle and an end. I had a harder time connecting to everything because I wasn't expecting to get so much history. I felt like I was getting to know Arelia and Lucas, and all of a sudden, they're in a completely different form than what I was expecting. Overall, I really like this series, so I'll keep reading because I want to know what happens. But Oppressed is the first book where I started to feel like the story was going on for a little too long. Oppressed gets 2 stars.

  • Erin
    2018-12-06 14:28

    I've always loved the ideas behind this series and the character development, but the endings have always made me feel like each book was just a continuation of the last and there was no way that they felt complete and could standalone. Finally, FINALLY, Kira gets it right with Oppressed. It answered so many questions, and while it took us away from the main storyline in ways, it also brought it full circle. This series always keeps me guessing, and this book sets up some excellent villains for the completion of the series. Now, give us more Lucas, please. I think I love him. ;)

  • Lauren
    2018-11-18 14:47

    While the teen facade may deter some from reading, this series deals with a lot of current social issues that not only had an impact in the US in its history, but are issues that still challenge the nation. There are teen romances that fuel the story, but there is depth to them that lead to a complexity that involve sacrifice and driving characters to act according to social obligation as opposed to their true self. Good series for any age, but may be more important for the younger generations to get involved with.

  • Nereid
    2018-12-09 14:38

    I have mixed feelings about this book as I was expecting it to be more like the first three books about Lucus and Arelia. Instead it gave a more in depth look into the history behind the curse and Lucus's past. It seemed to be quite drawn out in places and I struggled at times to stay interested. Towards the end the pace picked up and I was eager to learn if Arelia would finally understand her fate. I am keen to read the next book in the series and get my fix as I am enjoying reading about voodoo and the traditions of it all.

  • Jackie Lynn
    2018-12-06 19:29

    I love these books, but I feel as they continue they're getting weaker in their story and more confusing. This one was good but I still felt lost at the end.

  • Karissa Getz
    2018-11-24 14:47

    This moved along nicely and answered a lot of questions I’ve had since the beginning. However, the grammatical and spelling errors are still KILLING ME.

  • K.R. Reese
    2018-11-24 12:38

    This was a definite twist to the story. I didn't figure that she was reincarnated as someone from Lucas' past, but now a lot more makes sense. This book a bit more long and drawn out, but it didn't take away from the story because it had to be.

  • Asphodel
    2018-12-10 19:52

    While reading, I am somewhat intrigued and little bored. I never liked books about witches, and other books that looked and are plotted in the 18th century or so.I am writing a review of this whereas it is for this and the previous three books of Kira SaitoFirst and foremost, I never understood the spirits. AT ALL. They help humans- which of course who knows Voodoo- but the humans don't even appreciate the work of the spirits. There was even one point in the story wherein Bade tells Arelia that "why do people only call upon the spirits when they need them? why can't they just call upon the spirits and say 'hey spirit! why don't you come out and let me tell you a story?'"I suppose that throughout the books, even though I read the previous ones- I can't seem to have come to a conclusion as to why the spirits are sometimes bitter, cruel, major trickster, and even then,- I pity them. I also never understood as to ALSO why do they keep ignoring the spirits' guidance? There was one point in the story where Bade tells Arelia to "Run from this monster, Arelia, Run run run"I gave this book only 3 stars because of the flashbacks, what happened to Cecile at the end of the book? It was major BORING for me. I never quite liked that kind of thing in books because, why can't they just tell them straight on as to what happened to their childhood?That is also why the Punished and Possessed are 4 stars(?) I think. And that was because it was intriguing and it captivated me. It was full of- what the hell. IT WAS FREAKING UNBELIEVABLE. WELL NOT REALLYYY BUT UNFREAKING BELIEVABLE NONETHELESS. I WAS SO GLUED ON POSSESSED that I even remembered a quote(which is currently my new quote) Keep breathing. Sometimes the only thing you can do is continue to breathe.It is very true. Really.And I can't even understand Erzulie in the WHOLE SERIES. I mean, why does she keep being so... so.. so CRYPTIC? She's full of riddles and I'm like 'WTF?' Second, this is my letter to AreliaDear Arelia, Why do you keep ignoring the spirits? When they told you to run, why did you not? You should've listened to the spirits- specially Bade and Brise in the first place.- Or else none of this would've happened. Sigh. Love can make even women do extraordinary things. I suppose you are like Marie, even if she is Ivan's mother and Marie took hold of Sabrina's body(which was REALLLY the cause of Arelia's problem) Marie loved Jacques and she willingly put her 'baby' first before Ivan's father. Sigh again.But I really wish that you wouldn't always ignore thespirits.Your beloved fan whocheers for you and Lucus, Thalia

  • Ria
    2018-11-19 14:47

    This book takes a bit of a detour into history to tell us the story of Cecile, which lays the groundwork for all the problems the heroes have encountered in modern times.As a story, Cecile's book is interesting, provides a cast of complex characters, and pulls a wonderful moment that is reminiscent of what made "The Empire Strikes Back" the best installment of the Star Wars movies. There are reveals that you don't see (at least, my sleep deprived brain missed) but when you go back and reread, you can see where the author hinted at them. I read it in a single sitting.This is, however, also where the story lost me. It wasn't because the story of Cecile was poorly written (it wasn't) or because Cecile's story was not interesting (it was). It was (view spoiler)[the whole past life thing (hide spoiler)], which is something I really dislike in fiction. I felt that the author could have told a compelling story with this compelling backdrop without adding that one thing - and really the story would not have changed much in the present time. Had I known the story would come to that point, I would not have read the series. That said, this is a personal preference, and there are many, many people who love that sort of a detail, and they will love this book.

  • Bee
    2018-11-29 12:56

    This book should have been the 0.5 book (as in "read before or after the first book") ...You don't throw a complete book based on the "back story" or history of people that are not mentioned in any of the previous books as book # 4.. That's how you'll loose a reader like me..The 3 stars is a very kind rating, in my eyes. I enjoyed the story, but the fact that the ending once again was so abrupt is again, just a repeat of the complaints from the others that have also read the previous books by this author.. I will not pay to read another book that's full of fluff.. Sorry Ms. Saito, I enjoyed the first three books & would re read them again but you could have split up the back story & added it to the beginning/end of each book & I'm sure the readers would have not felt so robbed..

  • Alexa
    2018-12-09 12:47

    okay this book was amazing but I wanted to be more in arelia world not cecilie a little was okay but I wanted to read more about ivan lucus sabrina and arelia even though I found her annoying I can't seem to completely be okay with the fact that she is cecile even though I liked cecile better than arelia cuz of how powerful she was and how she respected the spirits. I knew emilie was evil but I didn't suspect the sophie twist. I don't want cecile to become arelia completely I had gotten used to arelia. I like her with lucus I love lucus and ivan and louis even though they are the same person but ivan is angrier. I feel bad because the whole louis trying to kill lucus was a big misunderstanding and the whole loving the same girl thing too

  • Eilese Delarosa
    2018-12-02 20:41

    I was so excited to read Oppressed because I absolutely loved the first three books. I enjoyed reading this book... just not as much as the first three. It was interesting and full of "Oh now that explains it!" moments... It just felt like it was a whole different story of it's own and not really part of the series. Which is disappointing because I was really looking forward to knowing what was going to happen between lucus and arelia. It also seemed to drag the first couple of chapters and I found myself just skimming the pages after a while. But it was a very entertaining read once I got into it towards the middle... just not what I expected.

  • Juliana Groisman
    2018-11-28 13:48

    Reincarnation should be the name of the book. The main heroine reconnects with her past life and the tragic events of the past that led to the current predicament are explained. Whilst the amount of spirits is somewhat overwhelming, the author does well in recreating the life of the Creole a few years before the American Civil War. The book is a lot slower than its predecessors, but it's necessary for the heroine to understand the full picture before she can hopefully succeed.

  • Kelly Molloy
    2018-12-01 15:42

    This is the most interesting book I feel the whole back story although the start is a little long! I felt it dragged until lit got into the story. I think this is the only book in the series where I have not skim reading most of the book so I can get to the plot and not all the self doubt and ramblings. Although that said it still has some of that as well.

  • Porche
    2018-11-16 15:51

    Insanely well developed plot and besides the slow pace it has an otherwise flawlessly executed storyline. Although it took me awhile to get through it, I was never confused and completely understood he workings of the story. Unfortunately, I will likely not read the next book. I frankly don't care what happens to the characters now that I finally understand the big picture.

  • Erica Lawrence
    2018-11-23 20:33

    The first 3 books were good but this one.... I'm not sure about. It was confusing and just.... Anyways I started reading this book over maybe 2 months ago but keep putting it off. It is a good book but for me..... When I can put a book down and not really care less if I finish it or whatever.... Says a lot!!! Now there's a 5th book!!!??!?!?!?' Lol

  • Heather Lynn
    2018-12-08 13:41

    The book finally picked up speed for me around the last few chapters. I understand that there is story building in this book, but I was not captivated by it as much as I was by the first books. Overall, I'm still in love with the series and will continue to read them, but this one wasn't my favorite.

  • Brittany's Readin
    2018-11-23 16:49

    Wow! A story within a story within a story. Book 4 of the La Rue stories does not let you down if you love voodoo, love, betrayal, and a smashing ending. Arielia becomes one with Cecile, a revolutionist of the 1800s, and is able to unlock the secret of who is behind the Louis / Lucas curse. I cannot wait for book 5j

  • Aura
    2018-11-26 12:50

    I felt a little disappointed with this one. I originally got this books as a free eBook on amazon and I was captured quickly but this one just didn't do anything for me. I feel that Kira could have rehashed the past without making it into a whole book. I still like the series and will waiting for the next installment.

  • Dani
    2018-11-11 12:46

    I loved the first 2 books. And the 3rd one was good too. But this one had me looking forward to the end of it. So many things have now been drug out that could easily have been wrapped up much quicker. I will have to read book 5 just to see how everything wraps up. I hope I enjoy it as much as the first 2.

  • Terri
    2018-11-29 14:53

    I am so upset. I invested my time in this series thinking that this was the last instalment only to reach the end to find out there is another book that has yet to be released. Of course this one also ends in a cliff-hanger. I guess I wait another month to find out how it all ends...if the next one is the last one.

  • Mandi
    2018-11-13 20:45

    I love how this book ended. I had a lot of trouble getting into it. Most of the book was about history and I wasn't sure where it was going. However, it was worth the wait in the end. I can't wait for the next one to come out. I just hope it is about Arelia and Lucus.

  • Mary
    2018-11-17 19:37

    This book had to be one of the best series I've read. I love all of them so much. If you like ghost stories with a bit of paranormal/spirits invading your life stories than this is definitely a book you should read...don't forget to read the first three books first.

  • RomanceAddict
    2018-12-12 16:34

    Its a good series, but this book has a little too much of the history part and not enough if connecting it to the current part. Going into the whole Tony part would of been nice, but im only half way through as of now.

  • Elizabeth
    2018-11-15 17:42

    She is thrown in the body of someone in the past she has to be brave enough to accept the truth and what will she do once she knows it will she be able to break the curse loved this book can't wait for the next one

  • Corey
    2018-11-17 16:57

    This book totally took me by surprise because I thought it would just pick up where the other left off. What a treat!!! I have loved every book in this series and this is no exception. Congratulations Kira you've done it again!!!!

  • Robin
    2018-11-30 16:30

    I found this book to be a little slower than the others. I found it harder to stay interested in the book because it shifted the time line of the story and took most of the book to get back to the main story line.

  • Jessica Barrett bresnahan
    2018-11-20 12:45

    I started this series because I loved anything supernatural that is set in New Orleans. this book again picks up after the last and gives greater detail and fills in many of the blanks the previous books created. however, it's still a cliffhanger! I'll be looking forward to the next in this series!

  • Natasha
    2018-12-08 19:35

    Kira Saito is a positive genius. This book walks hand in hand with the rest of this series. Placed in the voodoo capital, this story introduces different spirits. And gives you just enough info to leave you begging for more.