Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Lore: Tales of Myth and Legend Retold Antholgoy Blog Tour - Review + Giveaway

Lore: Tales of Myth and Legend Retold Anthology by Brinda Berry, Cate Dean, Jayne A. Knolls, Karen Y. Bynum, Laura Diamond, & Theresa DaLayne

Lore: Tales of Myth and Legend RetoldTitle: Lore: Tales of Myth and Legend


Authors: Brinda Berry, Cate Dean, Jayne A. Knolls, Karen Y. Bynum, Laura Diamond, & Theresa DaLayne

March 2014

E-copy from the author for my honest review


A collection of six folklore retellings that will twist your mind and claim your heart.

SHIMMER: A heartbroken boy rescues a mermaid… but is it too late to save her?

BETWEEN is about a girl, a genie, and a ton of bad decisions.

SUNSET MOON: Eloise doesn’t believe in Native American magic–until the dreamcatcher spiders spin her down an unknown path.

THE MAKER: An incapacitated young man bent on revenge builds a creature to do it for him.

A BEAUTIFUL MOURNING: The story of a Maya goddess torn between duty and love, and the ultimate sacrifice she must make to achieve true happiness.

THE BARRICADES: When a human girl risks everything to save the life of an Eternal prince, will their feelings for each other change the world they know, or tear it apart?

My Review
This was a good anthology and I enjoyed all six of the stories, some to a greater extent than others, but all were fun to read. I'm going to be writing mini reviews for each of the books, just giving a little insight into what I enjoyed and what I felt needed a little more work.

Shimmer - I enjoyed this story, it wasn't my favourite from the anthology, but it was fun and you can't go wrong with a good mermaid story!  It was short and sweet and I liked the ambiguous, fairytale-esque ending.

Between - I liked the idea for this story but I didn't have a great connection with the MC and I was left feeling a bit unsatisfied. I didn't get enough information about what was going on to understand or empathise with the MC's behaviour. However, I did enjoy the genie mythology.

Sunset Moon - I loved the lore in this story. It wasn't something I'd really come across before and it was nice having a story encompassing some of the beliefs of a different culture. The characters were enjoyable and real, as were the different situations in the story.

The Maker - This was an interesting story and was definitely very dark compared to the rest of the anthology. Again, I found the golem mythology really interesting as it wasn't something I'd read before and I felt the book had quite a dark fairytale air to it.

A Beautiful Mourning - I really enjoy mythology involving gods/goddesses and this was no exception. One of my favourite things about this story was that even though it was short, I got a really good feeling for the mythology and story behind the characters. The story was really sweet and I really liked the characters and writing style.

The Barricades - This was my favourite book in the anthology. I loved the story and the characters and even though it was a formula we've seen before, I like how the author put their own little twists and made it their own. My own problem was that it was so short and I wanted more!

4/5 Whales

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  1. Thanks so much for hosting us and reviewing LORE! :)

  2. From the reviews I've read it sounds like the Maker would be the one I'm most curious about - I love dark and disturbing stories. But it sounds like all the stories are really interesting and makes for a great collection! :)

  3. Thank you for hosting us, Myra, and for the lovely review. :)

  4. Sounds like an interesting story line. I'm looking forward to reading this book.
    Thanks :0)

  5. Thank you so much for the review!