About the Book- Lore by Alexandra Bracken
From the #1 New York Times best-selling author of The Darkest Minds comes a sweepingly ambitious, high-octane tale of power, destiny, love and redemption.
Every seven years, the Agon begins. As punishment for a past rebellion, nine Greek gods are forced to walk the earth as mortals, hunted by the descendants of ancient bloodlines, all eager to kill a god and seize their divine power and immortality.
Long ago, Lore Perseous fled that brutal world in the wake of her family’s sadistic murder by a rival line, turning her back on the hunt’s promises of eternal glory. For years she’s pushed away any thought of revenge against the man–now a god–responsible for their deaths.
Yet as the next hunt dawns over New York City, two participants seek out her help: Castor, a childhood friend of Lore believed long dead, and a gravely wounded Athena, among the last of the original gods.
The goddess offers an alliance against their mutual enemy and, at last, a way for Lore to leave the Agon behind forever. But Lore’s decision to bind her fate to Athena’s and rejoin the hunt will come at a deadly cost–and still may not be enough to stop the rise of a new god with the power to bring humanity to its knees.
Our Review of Lore by Alexandra Bracken
I absolutely loved this book. I had my eyes on the book for quite a long time and had been longing to actually sit down and read it. It might have taken me longer than expected owing to a bit of a reading slump that seeped in between but otherwise, I simply fell in love with the book as soon as the Gods started appearing. If you are a greek mythology fan, you will absolutely love the twists, plot and concepts of the book. Lore turned perfectly well to my expectations and it took me out of my reading slump too.
Lore is soaked fully in Greek mythology but the fun fact is that you don’t have to know everything about Greek Gods and folklore to be able to enjoy this book. Having a bit of brief awareness of it would help it but even if not, the core plot is more about our central characters and a race against time and a life-threatening situation. A more complex version of Percy Jackson and lightning Thief if I may say so 😛
The book opens right in the middle of an intense scene so I would admit that the book does take a bit of time to tell you what the actual hell is going on. so stand by for a while and let things cool down a bit and come into their natural course and the picture will start getting clearer.
While the book has an amazingly strong-willed female lead, it is the value addition of the secondary characters that make it an amazingly woven book. None of the characters loses their charm and brings a whole lot of drama into the book making them such an equally strong support system rather than having everything revolve around the main lead.
So in conclusion, I would say that if you have that inclination towards Greek Gods, hop in as you will love this journey. Amazingly put-together characters and plot developments and a good paced narration make this book a good read. In the beginning, it might take a while to settle but hang in there and you will be rewarded for your patience.