October 1, 2015

Blog Tour + Review | Omega by Lizzy Ford

(Omega #1)
By Lizzy Ford
Publication Date: October 25, 2015
Dystopian, Young Adult, Mythology

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I received a free copy of this book from Xpresso Book Tours in exchange for an honest review. This has not affected my opinion of the book in any way.


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.

Author Bio

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.

In all of my exploits with young adult Greek mythology, I have never read a story like Omega. The most unique and intriguing part of this story is the setting. It is set in a future where the Greek gods and mythology are real and fully incorporated into modern life. So, there are teens surfing Tumblr and taking selfies alongside sacred temples dedicated to the gods. The fusion of modern and ancient Greek culture was done well. (The quotes from classic Greek philosophers were nice touches.)

The cast of characters was dynamic and ever-changing to keep up with the action of the plot. Alessandra, the kick-butt protagonist, was extremely relatable (despite her prophetic powers) and I liked her from beginning to end. She was sassy, strong, and stubborn, which is basically the formula for a great female protagonist. But, she was also insecure and prone to a little bit of whining, which got on my nerves for some of the book. 

The secondary characters were also well developed due to the effective use of multiple point of views throughout the story. Even with the enormous cast, I was never confused with the switching of the POVs. With such a complex plot, that feat is quite impressive. 

For most of the book, I was in the same boat as Alessandra while she tried to navigate the dangerous political schemes of the real world. I never really figured out who to trust, which kept me on my toes for the entire book. On the other hand, the frequent switch between viewing a character as trustworthy, then finding out how deceptive they really are was quite exhausting. There was a constant flip-flop of "Who can I really trust?" that was never really solved. Such a large part of the book was centered on this question of trustworthiness, and nothing was really made of it. I admire that suspense and intrigue that Ford tried to infuse with the unreliability of the characters, but I wish there was more character stability for me to grasp. 

All I will say about the ending is that it definitely succeeded in making me want to continue the series when Theta comes out next year. 

Omega is an intricate and action-packed twist on the culture of Greek mythology in the modern world. The plot and the characters were equally dynamic, if a little bit hard to keep up with at times.

I would recommend Omega to any Greek mythology fans out there who have to satisfy their cravings for brave heroes, cunning gods, and ancient prophecies. 

You can also get the Omega Beginning Miniseries ebooks on Amazon for free. They chronicle the stories of all of the characters before Omega takes place.

Alessandra * Mismatch * Phoibe * Lantos * Theodocia * Niko * Cleon * Herakles


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