Author: Alexandra Bracken
Thank you to Disney books for sending me an ARC!
Alexandra Bracken’s newest standalone fantasy has seriously impressed me. From the Greek mythology to the deadly competition giving off Hunger Games vibes to the dark urban fantasy setting, there was so much about Lore that thrilled me.
The premise almost sounded too good to be true, but the writing and execution of the plot were excellent. The way Greek mythology was woven into a modern world was so clever and impressive. I was hooked from the first few chapters and completely intrigued by both the world created and Lore, our protagonist. Lore was an absolute fantastic heroine. She was resourceful, spirited, and resilient. It was so easy to root for her as she worked towards saving those she loved while seeking revenge for her slain family.
The pacing was another aspect of the story that Alexandra Bracken nailed. This book is long, and when books are this length there are usually spots where the plot begins to slow down. However, I found no such issue here! The pacing was perfect throughout the novel, and just when you think it’s about to slow down, another element is thrown in to build the suspense again. My attention was easily held throughout the entire book and it made reading this that much more enjoyable.
Lore reminds me of a darker, more mature Percy Jackson perfect for fans of a good urban fantasy or stories featuring Greek mythology. I have nothing but praise for this book!