{Review} Lore: Tales of Myth and Legend Retold

September 10, 2014 Reviews, Young Adult 3 ★★

{Review} Lore: Tales of Myth and Legend RetoldLore: Tales of Myth and Legend Retold Pages: 283
Published by Createspace Independent Pub on March 2014
Genres: Fairy Tales, Folk Tales, Legends & Mythology, Fantasy & Magic, Love & Romance, Young Adult
Source: ecopy from Author
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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?

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YA Review My Thoughts

Lore: Tales of Myth and Legend Retold is a young adult myth/legend and paranormal anthology. It is a collection of 6 short stories. On its’ face it looks like it would be right up my alley. I mean, I love myths and mythology! That is so my thing. And if I had picked up this book before I started blogging, I probably would have enjoyed it more. Because before I started blogging, I didn’t have very high expectations of short stories. I didn’t think you could pack enough detail into the story to make it interesting and to give me a chance to connect with the characters in so few pages. And that was the majority of my problems with Lore. BUT since I have been blogging, I have found some truly awesome and amazing anthologies. Anthologies where I am in awe, and asking how on earth did the author do that in 70-100 pages?? or even less. And because I have now seen the anthology light, I was disappointed in Lore.

There were two stories that did enjoy- The Maker and The Barricades. I found them to be fun and interesting, but the other four stories I was disinterested in…at best. Some I flat out did not enjoy. The Maker is the 4th story and The Barricades is the 6th one. Check those out if you have the book. I don’t want single out any of the other stories or fault the authors because I feel like short stories are a different kind of beast than full length novels. So I still want to see what each of the authors can do with a full length book.

The Maker is a story about a gollum…hello how cool is that?? And the Barricades is about the Fae, and I love me some Fae. (on a side note, I am really digging the fae at the moment…does anyone know of a good new adult Fae book, please let me know!) If you love anthologies and YA myth and fantasy, I hope Lore works out for you. It just didn’t do it for me. But I did find two new short stories that I enjoyed so that is positive.

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3 Responses to “{Review} Lore: Tales of Myth and Legend Retold”

  1. kindlemom1

    Yikes, I will definitely be avoiding this one. I can tell by your review that I wouldn’t like it anymore than you did.

    Thank you for the wonderful honest review!!

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