Blog Tour | Broken God by Nazarea Andrews

Good morning loves! Today's my stop for the Broken God blog tour and I'm so excited to share with you all an excerpt. I have read the book already, so I'm including my review as well. Hope you all enjoy it!

Title: Broken God

Author: Nazarea Andrews

Series: Standalone

Age: Adult

Genres: Contemporary Fantasy

Publication Date: September 20th, 2016

Source: InkSlinger PR

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Synopsis: 
Power is a strange and broken thing.

He was the sun god, the god of healing and song.

And prophecy.

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.

Until her.

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 Rating: 

Excerpt




It doesnt take much to coax Artemis into going to  a coffee shop. Shes been here for a few hours, and Im lazy and sleepy with the food she fed me, but Im not stupid enough to think she isnt biding her time. I prefer we do this outside my apartment. If were in public, surrounded by mortals, shes less likely to reach out to her power.
So we go to a tiny coffee shop. A new one, that Artemis picks. Its about four blocks from my apartment, and I bounce my head to a beat only I can hear as we walk, my sister tugging me lightly when I wander off the sidewalk, away from her side.
I grin at her, as she reels me back in, and Im grinning when we enter the cafe.
Artie orders for us, and while she waits for my iced coffee and her tea, I look around the room.
Theres a girl, in the corner, strumming a guitar. Her body sways, a little, her eyes closed. A tiny smile curls her lips.
Mine.
I lick my lips and take a step, almost without realizing Im moving, before Artie is there, nudging me back to our little booth.
The girls eyes open and she smiles, a secret thing, as she catches my gaze, through a curtain of dirty blonde hair and I almost hit my knees.
Del.
Mine.
I moan, and Artemis looks at me, worry in her gaze. Apollo?
I saw our uncle,I whisper, looking at the girl who is turning away from me now, her attention back on the guitar.
Artie frowns. Which one?
Madness ruffles my hair, a lovers stroke along my brow and I shiver a little as the girls music slips through the room.

My Thoughts

This 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.

Author

Nazarea Andrews (N to almost everyone) is an avid reader and tends to write the stories she wants to read. Which means she writes everything from zombies and dystopia to contemporary love stories. When not writing, she can most often be found driving her kids to practice and burning dinner while she reads, or binging watching TV shows on Netflix. N loves chocolate, wine, and coffee almost as much as she loves books, but not quite as much as she loves her kids. She lives in south Georgia with her husband, daughters, spoiled cat and overgrown dog. She is the author of World Without End series, Neverland Found, Edge of the Falls, and The University of Branton Series. Stop by her twitter (@NazareaAndrews) and tell her what fantastic book she should read next.


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