Blog Tour Review and Giveaway: Omega by Lizzy Ford
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.
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4 Out of 5 Stars
Genre: Another-World, Royal-Court, Supernatural--
In a world where Greek Dieties control mankind and magic is real, Alessanda has spent her life living on a compound learning self defense, hunting and survival skills. But in actuality, all she wants is to have a first kiss and maybe go see a movie like the other girls who live on the compound. When left to her own devices one afternoon, she briefly crosses the boundary she was told never to cross in order to stick her toes in the pond. Little does she know that that one action changed the course of her life and nothing will be the same for her.
I have read tons of books by Lizzy Ford, and I would say that this one is right up there with the Rhyn series for me, which is my absolute favorite Ford series. If you like action, some angst, supernatural creatures and danger, with some hot romance thrown in, pick up this book to read.
I was dropped on my head in the middle of this world, and will admit to being confused as to what was going on. The story starts in the middle of action, with no buildup or backstory, which is instead developed as the book progresses. There are some short stories that go before this book, but I thought I would be ok starting here since this is book 1. Well, I was right and wrong- I was super confused for the first 50ish pages but then the story sorted itself out enough to allow me to understand the complexities that the author created. And man, is this world complex. The author really outdid herself with the world building, I was blown away by the minute details with the mix of old world ideas with modern technology. If you are a fan of Greek mythology (which I am) and you are looking for something totally new and unique, this may be just the book for you. As a side note, having a possessed toy move around and interact is just about the scariest thing ever. Something fun to look forward to if you read the book.
Overall, I liked the action, and the plot, it just took a little bit longer for for me to grow to like Alessandra as a character because her slightly childish angsty personality did not seem to match all the badass skills she possessed when the book began. The book did end with a freaking disaster which makes me a little anxious to get my hands on the second book, since I discovered that this was a trilogy. I will most certainly read the short story prequels to see if it will help me get a better grasp on things from here on.
I received this title from the author and Xpresso Book Tours in return for my honest review.