Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Blog Tour: Lore!!

Title: Lore: Tales of Myth and Legend Retold
Authors: Brinda Berry, Cate Dean, Jayne A. Knolls, Karen Y. Bynum, Laura Diamond, Theresa DaLayne
Publication date: March 2014
Genres: Young Adult
 photo goodreads-badge-add-plus-d700d4d3e3c0b346066731ac07b7fe47_zpsa5d19327.png

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 magicuntil 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?

Shimmer – Growing up knowing all of the songs in the movie The Little Mermaid, I have come to expect a lot from my mermaids. This was definitely a totally different take on the mer-people but it was good. I really enjoy the almost love story but it was so good that I was totally bummed when the story ended. This short story seemed more like the few chapters of a good book!

Between-I like the genie and the supporting cast of this story more than I like the main character. I found Lucy to be frustrating and a lot of decisions where confusing. I it would have been easier to connect with her more if we had more time with Lucy but as short stories go, the ending came all too soon and I was left feeling confused and conflicted about this whole story.

Sunset Moon-I really enjoyed this story. I was totally into Eloise’s story and the Indian myths entwined within. This is an instance story that I wanted more of once I was done!

The Maker-This was a totally vengeance driven storyline. It was a little too negative for my taste but it made sense for the story to play out the way it did. The mythology in this story was awesome I plot just wasn't to my taste.

The Beautiful Morning- Oh the ending! I was in pieces! This was a great story. The characters were great, even the not so nice ones. This is just a beautifully sweet story that I really enjoyed reading.

The Barricades- This story was really exceptional story that left me wanting more! The world that is created in this fable is just enthralling and the story is just as captivating!  

All and all I really enjoyed the stories in this books. Most of the stories I really didn’t want to end, Sunset Moon and A Beautiful Mourning should be made into full length books that would make me very happy. Each story is a small twist on folk lore most readers will be somewhat familiar with. From mermaids to goddesses, this book has it all. It’s reminiscent of the Grimm Fairy Tales and reminded of me the TV show once. 

Xpresso Book Tours