I'm extremely excited to be taking part in the blog tour for Lizzy Ford's Omega, and exciting new book that weaves dystopian along Greek god mythology. Check out the exciting book details, review, and giveaway below!
Omega by Lizzy Ford
Release Date: October 26, 2015
Publisher: Captured Press
Genre: YA Mythology
In a modern world ruled by territorial Greek gods, the human race has been oppressed, exploited and now, nearly destroyed by the constant infighting of gods. However, a human girl with the power of a goddess is coming of age. Alessandra is the Oracle of Delphi – the last prophesized – and bears the mark of the double omega. Soon after she turns eighteen, Alessandra is told her destiny: to step between the warring gods and the human race and save her world from certain ruin.
For the gods, her appearance marks the beginning of the end – their end. They and the Triumvirate – leaders of the human elite – who serve them will stop at nothing to preserve their power. Alessandra emerges from the forest where she spent her life hidden from gods and men and immediately plummets into a race against time, gods, and herself to discover who and what she is in a world where everyone she meets has a hidden agenda, and those pulling the strings remain in the shadows.
Before she can determine exactly what kind of savior her world needs, she must first master her power by completing three trials devised by the Triumvirate to enslave her. One lone girl stands between warring gods and the people she’s destined to protect, but it’s the battle to understand who she is that she must win first.
This book was an immediate hit. Just, wow!! I loved the mythology of course, but it's sort of a cross between a mythological dystopian. It's supposed to be present day, but I say dystopian because the Greek gods rule the world and cause havoc. When Allesandra is pulled from her sheltered world at the beginning of the story, she's on the run with one thought in mind, and that is to find her mentor who was taken. In that journey, she ends up thrown into the company of three different factions that all want to use her for their own purposes.
I loved this character so much. I loved her from the moment we met her. She's strong, she's self-assured, and she determined. She's so brave in the face of some of the things she must face, and I loved that about her so much. She had me from the beginning and I couldn't help but root for her.
The most interesting character in the story for me was Adonis. I loved, loved, loved this guy! Yes, he's one of the villains (or is he?) but I loved his journey as a character. There are so many things that have made him what he is, and the gods are great at removing memories, so as he begins to recover some of those, it makes you like him even more. Wow, sexy, smart, badass, and romance, all wrapped into one. And that segues me into the romance. It was perfect. Not insta-love, not rushed, but drawn out in agonizing detail that was just perfect.
The author's writing of this story was perfect for me. It was a fast-paced thrill ride with twists and turns and shocking little discoveries that had me on the edge of my seat. Great characterization and romance. I absolutely loved this book and can't wait for the next one!!
Lizzy Ford is the award winning, internationally acclaimed author of over thirty five books written for young adult, new adult and adult romance readers, to include the internationally bestselling Rhyn Trilogy, Witchling Series and the War of Gods series. Considered a freak of nature by her peers for the ability to write and release a commercial quality novel in under a month, Lizzy has focused on keeping her readers happy by producing brilliant, gritty romances that remind people why true love is a trial worth enduring.
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