Review – 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.

“But he didn’t understand what Lore finally did. Monsters lived in the shadows. To hunt them, you couldn’t be afraid to follow. And the only way to destroy them was to have the sharper teeth and the darker heart.
– Lore

Fierce and freightening. Lore is like The Purge meets Greek mythology meets Divergent meets oh heck… just meets all the good stuff you want wrapped up into a book and more. You’re supposed to worship and envy the Gods, but in this book I do not. I would not want their fate nor be apart of the chase.

Lore is badass in every sense of the word. Yes, the book is badass but more so our protagonist Lore is. She loses so much and yet continues through with such strength. She is the hero and the villain, and refuses for anything less than victory.

The romance part of this book (and there’s more than one) just gives you all the sweet feels with a cherry on top. It is not a big part of the book at all which I was okay with. I honestly adored the friends-to-lovers story we got. The fact that it wasn’t some toxic, snarky relationship but one that was strengthened through trust and caring. Heart 100% full.

Our side characters were the absolute best too. Everyone needs a Miles in their life, just saying. Overall this book is an absolutely perfect way to start off 2021 and you absolutely need to get your hands all over it.

– 4 out of 5 splatters –

Published by Jena Freeth

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