Monday, March 4, 2013

(W)REC(K) A BOOK: Damian's Oracle

From Goodreads (cause I'm too lazy to make up my own synopsis):

Inspired by Slavic mythology, Damian's Oracle is the entree into the ongoing battle between good and evil over the fate of humanity. The White God, Damian, and his Guardians protect the world from the Black God and his monsters while rescuing Naturals - humans with extraordinary paranormal gifts - from the Black God, who would kill or convert them.

Caught in the middle is cool-headed Sofia, a Natural whose gift will tip the scales in the war. Sofia begins her transformation from human into oracle, the first in thousands of years. Damian rescues her from the Black God in time to complete a ceremony that will bind her to him for eternity. Sofia struggles with her new world and her role as an oracle and Damian's mate while haunted by a mysterious man from Damian's past who's supposed to be dead. Unbeknownst to her, her link to the dead man may be all that saves Damian, his Guardians, and the fate of humanity.

While he wants nothing more than for the petite beauty to take her place at his side like the oracles of legend did his White God forefathers, Damian can't quite rationalize having to win over instead of command her. Further complicating his life is the sobering realization that there are spies in his organization who are helping the Black God take out his Guardians. Damian must help Sofia reach her potential fast, especially when a threat from his past returns.

*God that was long*
In other words, Sofia is the first Oracle they've had in a long time, and now both sides want her. The Black God knows what she is and plans to have her for himself to turn their ancient war in his favor, but the White God will save her before that can happen. And as he keeps her at his side to protect her, he might just fall for the- and I quote, "sexy little oracle" -along the way. And while all this is happening, a mysterious 'dead guy' has mentally sought out Sofia, Damian finds out his side has traitors. It's a good thing Sofia's showed up, because then she'll be able to tell the good guys from the seriously bad and twisted.

This is NOT Young Adult. I repeat. NOT YA. JUST 'A'.
*'A' like ass.*
However, it's by Lizzy Ford, and I can now say that she has made it to my list of favorite authors. :D There's no sex in here, no dirty talking, so your sensitive ears are safe. :P Lots of sarcasm. She ends up with someone, of course. Maybe you'll read this later on in life lol. BUT it is a good book, really funny too. Try it out. You might like it!!

This was a great book. My first book from Ford was Dark Summer, the YA book, and I lovedddd it. This isn't YA, but it's just a good. Sofia is a very strong-willed woman, and it's hilarious that as she's protected, she's aggravating the guys who have to watch her while unintentionally having them fall for her. Platonically, of course. Save for Damian, who has to hold himself back from her in the beginning so his "sexual beast" doesn't scare her away hahaha.

In this book, there's three Big Dogs on the good side: Damian, Dustin and Jule. Damian is the White God, Dustin governs the western hemisphere and Jule governs the east. Dustin, aka Dusty, is a cold bastard who will kill first and ask questions later. Jule is the warmer bastard without a dictatorial complex with his soldiers. I love these guys, especially when they're together. Poor Damian is used to humans fearing him and being respected, so when Sofia comes into his life, talking back and giving him attitude, he doesn't know if it's a breath of fresh air or a real slacking on his side lol.

See, when Sofia's first transforming (sensitive to the sun, addiction to peanut butter, aversion to fish, etc) another symptom comes in, one that allows her to see the death of the people she comes into physical contact with. So when Damian comes and helps her after she wakes up at HQ, she literally throws herself at him and his soundless touch. This is one of the first things that starts their little bond. ^_^ From there no one but him can touch her until she learns to control her gift.

As she's introduced to their world, she finds out she cares for him, blah blah, and then meets Claire, Damian's sister-in-law and the only thing left he has of his dead brother, who used to be the White God thousands of years ago before he was murmured. Claire and Damian used to know each other biblically, but it's been over for centuries. However, Sofia finds out Claire has been one of the major traitors, and had in fact been the one to turn over Damian's brother, Darian, to the enemy (whom she is also recently sleeping with).

All this awesome drama comes up, though I suspected at the first sign of Two, a servant to the bad guy, that he was Darian, because when the sick bastard bad guy and Claire have sex in front of him (no visual detail, mind you), in his empty head, he's thinking that Claire looks familiar, but doesn't know why.

It was confirmed when Sofia starts seeing images in her mind, of this guy crying in the corner, and later saying he is Darian.

... I can't think of anything to tell you since this isn't YA, so unless you wanna know more (which for some reason I highly doubt because, again, this ain't YA) just tell me.

Happy Reading!

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