Review: Sophia Within

Aug •  11 •  2013

I received this book for free from Author, FTC: Exchange for honest opinion in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Review: Sophia WithinSophia: Within by Jordana Lizama
Published by Self-Published on February 17, 2013
Genres: Young Adult -Fantasy
Source: Author, FTC: Exchange for honest opinion
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Only time will tell if Sophia, Alec and the world are ready to accept the mission that has been passed down for many generations. This is more than a story of reincarnation. This is a story that never ended following the reign of the Greek gods.

What has been hidden for thousands of years is about to surface in a small New England town. The impact on this rural village is ageless, but only the chosen time travelers know what is happening, the reason it is happening and how to control the outcome.

The Men of Ages have walked the Earth unnoticed since the time of Greek mythology and have kept their ancient war alive by transporting the lead warrior in a most unusual time machine. There is only one way to stop the cataclysmic demise of the human race and Sophia is the answer. But, Sophia is a teenage girl faced with many human and nonhuman desires that create a tortuous path from antiquity to the present day. Love conquers all; or, so it seems.

Greek Mythology is something that fascinates me deeply. There are so many tales of the creatures, gods, and what not that roam the world of these tales I grew up listening to as a child. The synopsis of this read captured my interest and I was excited to see where the book leads.

The idea behind the story proved interesting. I think the author brought a different view point of Greek mythology out in this book that readers will come to enjoy. I think with the main character having a secret become known and having her go on the run from people who want to bring harm to her brought a feeling of suspense to the book that had me on my toes.

Now as for characters, I don’t know if girls are always doing this by why do you constantly question the idea of someone liking you? I could understand it for a little bit but for someone to do it constantly it was getting somewhat aggravating for me. But seriously girls if you are like this…just take things one day at a time. With Alec, this is what made me confused me with Sophia questioning. He is such a sweet guy that I feel that any person would want to date him.

Jordana Lizama writes a spectacular masterpiece that brings a diverse tale to the Greek world. I recommend this book to all Greek lovers in hope that you will find the same joy I did in the book that I did.

I give it 4 bites!





  1. Candace
    Aug 11, 2013

    I hadn’t heard of this one before. I’m a bit burnt out on mythology books, but once I’m ready for more I might consider this one.

    That’s a pet peeve of mine, when girls are constantly in denial of whether someone likes them and it goes on forever.

  2. I like mythology, but I think I would be frustrated with her as well. Hm… don’t think this one is for me. Great review though!