I stood up past midnight finishing the novel “Lore,”
by Alexadra Bracken. As punishment for a past rebellion, nine Greek gods are
forced to live a mortal life on earth and they are hunted by descendants of
ancient bloodlines all of whom are eager to kill a god and seize their power.
This blood thirsty tradition is called the Agon and it occurs every seven
years. Lore short for Melora Perseus fled that violent world after her family
was brutally murdered by a rival family. Lore is trying to live her life but
finds herself sucked back in when Castor a childhood friend who she thought was
dead comes back and Athena the last of the original Gods is gravely wounded.
Athena and Lore become allies as a way to defeat their mutual enemy and to end
the Agon forever. This is my first review in a while and it was worth reading
The characters are all likeable and my favorites are
Athena, Lore, Castor and Miles. I like how it sometimes goes back seven years
to piece together what happened and Lores backstory. I also like how this novel
can appeal to adults as well as young adults. The book is Percy Jackson meets
the Hunger Games in my opinion only this book is way better than both book
series. I also liked the twists that came, I was not expecting those. I know the book is a standalone book but it
would be interesting if we get a sequel or perhaps a prequel about the gods
rebelling and why and the very first Agon that happened.
There wasn’t much I disliked really. I will say the
only predictable thing in the book was the romances. You knew who would get
with who in that sense. Other than that I enjoyed it.
I enjoyed the book a lot. I know it came out last
year and I was unsure if it would be my thing or not since it is in the young
adult category. This is one of the few times where young adult has its gems. If
you’re a fan of action packed books and Greek and Roman mythology I recommend this