Thursday, October 8, 2015

Blog Tour: Review - Omega

Title - Omega
Author - Lizzy Ford
Series - Omega #1
Genre - Dystopia Young Adult
Publication date - October 25th 2015

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.
I received Omega in return for an honest review as part of the tour hosted by Xpresso Book Tours. Omega is set in modern day times where Greek gods are the rules and humans are treated as the inferior people. Things are about to change now that a human girl has been born to be the last Oracle with the mark of the double omega. She’s spent her life living with the monks in the forest training, while the nymphs steal all her potential guys after all they haven’t been able to keep up with her.  When her guardian leaves her alone for the weekend she decides to just step outside the barrier just for a few minutes to dip her toes in the water, and changes everything.

Suddenly now her safety has been compromised people will be coming after her. To give her time to get away her guardian Herakles heads off to distract those who will be hunting her. In the hands of a mercenary Lyssa flee’s the only home into the human world that she was born into but hasn’t been a part of in twelve years. As Lyssa learns to deal with her new life she’s haunted by childhood memories come back as she starts to remember things. When she encounters her childhood friend things start to slide into place as her future starts to catch up with her. Will she be able to survive what her future holds? Has she met the one boy who is everything she’s been looking for but will it last?

I like Lyssa right from the start she captured my heart, she’s not your typical weak heroine but trained for the last twelve years to protect herself. It’s refreshing to have a character who doesn’t rely on a guy to save her but does it herself, and I love characters who kick butt. I like Adonis as a potential  love interest for Lyssa he’s her child friend and not just human but something else. I’m so torn on Niko I want to hate him after everything he’s done but I kind of like him, and I’m hoping he has some redeeming qualities for the future.

I’ve had the paperback sitting on my bookshelf for months, and I decided to wait till it was closer to my tour spot so the review would be fresh. I wish I hadn’t waited because I really enjoyed being drawn into Lyssa’s world it’s a unique concept that captured my heart as well as my imagination. I love the idea of creating a unique story with the Greek Gods the author has done a beautiful job creating an exciting new world for Lyssa to figure out who she is as well as what her future holds. I think Lyssa is a great character I was able to connect with her right from the start as well as she progressed through the book. Omega is a fast paced action packed novel filled with enough action to keep you on the edge of your seat as well as an intriguing story. I had a hard time putting Omega down, it’s one that I finished in just a day because I had to know what would happen next to Lyssa. This isn’t my first book by the author I’ve read several of her novels over the years. I have to admit the Omega is my favorite because I love the characters and the story. The only sad part is that Omega just came out it’s going to be a long wait for the next one, since I loved the first so much. 

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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  1. Lovely review, Mandy! This sounds like a really unique and fun read. I love greek myth every since I read the Percy Jackson series, too, so this sounds right up my alley! Glad you liked it! :)

    1. I really did Giselle, it's in my top list for 2015. I highly recommend it to all greek myth fans =D