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- Print Length: 162 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: September 20, 2016
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01LXX8ZUM
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I have always been fascinated with the tales of the Greek gods, so when I heard about this new release, I was ready to jump all over reading it.
While this is a quick read, it is a bit of a difficult read because there is a lot of back and forth in time and the transitions are sometimes quick. I also had a some trouble with how the character relate to each other (not in the romantic sense but in the familial sense. Not sure I am saying that right.).
What made Broken God stand out was Apollo's portrayal. In most mythological tales, Apollo is brash and cocky and sometimes a jerk. However, Andrews has written a more human portrayal of Apollo giving him a softer edge and a sweet romantic side.
I won't give details, because you need to experience them for yourself, but suffice it to say, this is a pretty darn good romantic fantasy.
I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
Apollo is broken. Not only the god of the sun but also prophecy, he took back his powers from Del a long time ago when she saw the fall of the Olympians. He spends the first part of the book in and out of sanity, spitting out prophecies to anyone around him and trying his best not to let the three sister’s woven future come true.
N’s version of Apollo is the best that I have read. He isn’t as arrogant as history tells us. His love for his sister is touching. Most gods didn’t depend on each other but in this case, Apollo and Artie looked out for each other. It gave Apollo a more human characteristic and set him apart from all the others. It was nice reading about a god who didn’t want to control the mortals but just wanted to live amongst them and soak up their songs.
The one character that I just couldn’t back was Iris. It might be a shock to some but she and I didn’t click. I didn’t see what she possessed that drew Apollo into her web. Nor did I like her once their lives were entangled with each other. And I can’t put my finger on it. Maybe it was because she wasn’t like his other Dels that N spoiled me with. Maybe it was because she seemed so distance…I just don’t know and it is driving me mad.
But all that aside, Broken God is a dashing story. In true N fashion, it is more about the story behind the characters than it is a romance story (although there is a sprinkling of romance.) A reimagined world, with ancient gods living among mortals and waiting for their death.
I love all things Greek mythology so I was excited when this book crossed my path, then I saw the cover and my heart gave a little flutter, and after reading the description I got even more excited!
This is one of those books that is extremely hard to review for various reasons but mainly because you can't talk much about it with out giving important parts away. I think that the best part of this book for me was the different take on Apollo. Apollo in everything I've read before now has always been cocky, a bit of an ass...no a big ass, and so full of himself he can't see past his own nose. This Apollo...this is an Apollo you've never seen before. He's caring of his family, (though they would never understand that) especially his twin sister, (who in much of mythology he never got along with, etc) he's quiet, introspective, deep, and mad/insane. This is an Apollo who doesn't make me hate him, it's an Apollo that makes me feel all the feels. I wanted to wrap him up and hug him tight, hum him quiet songs and sit with him in the beam of sunlight. I loved his Apollo and am a bit sad to say that since this is a standalone I won't get the chance to see more of him.
I also enjoyed Iris, she's strong willed, she's compassionate, she's likable and the perfect match for Apollo. She is what he needs on so many levels, she sees him, she sees past his godhood and into the man that he has become after thousands of years and hundreds of years on the brink of total insanity.
Now, here comes the hard part. This can be a challenging read. Challenging because it bounces back and forth in time quite a bit and you have to keep up, although there is clear delineation between the two time periods with the use of italics, but the constant back and forth can get overwhelming. There is also the fact that Apollo is going insane so at times his mind wanders and his thoughts are scattered, he will have visions and well we all know how confusing prophecies can be. Also, was Del one particular oracle of Apollo's or was Del all his Delphi Oracles? I have yet to figure that out. One minute I think it was one and his last one before he made his fateful choice, but then at times when he is reminiscing he speaks of Del in the sense of multiples. Are Del and Iris two separate beings, is Iris a reincarnation, is she just the next in a long line only since thousands of years have passed Apollo looks at her differently so in actuality she is the same as all the other Delphi but he's the one that has grown? I never do well with two people being merged into one though so likely that's simply an issue for me and won't bother anyone else in the least, haha. You will want to go into this in my opinion with a basic knowledge of Greek Mythology, even if Apollo is portrayed differently than you've ever seen him the other gods and the basics of the pantheon are all the same.
Now, I will mention that I was reading an ARC copy so there may have been changes to all of my issues by the time you get the final copy in your hands. I love the concept of this story, I love the characters, I loved the twists and turns, I just think the book perhaps needed to simmer a little longer. for all the kinks to be worked out and written more clearly. I think that this is a great story though and I hope that any fans of romance and Greek mythology will give it a try. The way this Apollo is written is enough of a reason to read this book because it is so different from any you've read before but there are a lot of other really good reasons to read it too. Definitely give this one a try!
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