Blog Tour | Broken God by Nazarea Andrews
Title: Broken God
Author: Nazarea Andrews
Genres: Contemporary Fantasy
Publication Date: September 20th, 2016
Source: InkSlinger PR
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Power is a strange and broken thing.
He was the sun god, the god of healing and song.
Apollo has lived alone for centuries, content to spin out the years wandering a new and strange world, lost in the past and endless versions of the future. He has cut all ties with the remains of Olympus and his power, and hidden himself in humanity.
His twin thinks he’s depressed, spending his time in coffee shops, hospital waiting rooms, and concert halls…and nothing matters. Not really.
Iris. With her teasing mouth and soulful music and eyes that remind him of the past.
He can’t resist her smile.
A girl as wild as he was, once, with a poet’s tongue and the body of a siren, who for one night makes him forget all the years and everything he gave up.
And he can’t stop fate.
Gods knows he’s tried.
He can’t help taking her.
Even if he knows better.
When Iris wakes up screaming, caught up in visions of the future, Apollo realizes that he didn’t leave his power quite as far behind as he thought.
He’s the god of prophecy and he’s been running from it, for centuries.
Iris is everything he has to avoid.
Now he has a furious Oracle on his hands, his sister trying to fix him, and someone is killing the gods.
It’s not just his tenuous sanity that hangs in the balance this time.
It’s all of Olympus.
Godhood really wasn’t supposed to be this hard.
My ThoughtsThis was one book I thought I would love, but I didn't really much care for it. This is a contemporary fantasy standalone novel and I wish it weren't. This story gave me a headache every now and then because it was just a bit confusing to read. I did enjoy the main character, Apollo, the god. He was very interesting especially since he was seen as insane in this story. Apollo was very witty and enjoyed life in the mortal world. He didn't care much for Olympus -- he wanted nothing to do with his family except for his sister Artemis and his cousin Hermes. I enjoyed Artemis because she was always there for Apollo no matter what he did or didn't do. She was feisty, fun and loving. Hermes was cool up until the end -- that really shocked me. I didn't expect it to be that way, especially with him. I loved Iris! She was just as feisty as Artemis, she was truthful, funny, kind, sweet and everything in between. I loved her to pieces from start to finish.
Overall, this was an okay read -- I just wish it was written more like a novel and not like poetry. I also wish this was a trilogy or even a duet because everything that went on with the gods of Olympus was pretty intense. I also would have loved more romance with Iris and Apollo and even more so with Artemis and Heath (Iris' brother) because that ending was pretty darn sweet.
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