Series: Omega #1
Publication date: October 25th 2015
Genres: Dystopia, Young Adult
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.
There was romance, a strong female character and world building when it came to introducing Greek deities into the modern era.
The main character is a bit of an outsider in her boarding school. She's definitely a teenager with her likes and always "feeling weird," but she grows as a person and soon begins to shed her immature self. I realized how subtle the author was in doing that, it was practically seamless! I thought Adonis described her best as someone who goes running into a room swinging a bat.
The relationship with Herakle went from common to complicated near the end, and I think it's here that we really get to notice how much Lyssa has grown! I liked her daughterly attachment to the man. I also liked the big twist with her powers regarding Adonis. As you can imagine, the man looks like his namesake.
I thought Adonis was a bit flat in his character development, but how he came to being is a brilliant stroke of imagination! I won't give it away, but it made the connection between Lyssa and him seem so right, even when facing his brutal past.
It looks as if Lyssa has a way to go and some big trouble on her hands, but it looks as if the next book will be out in 2016 to help wrap up some of the dangling plot points.
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