Sunday 24 January 2021

LORE by Alexandra Bracken


LoreLore by Alexandra Bracken
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

This is a book I've wanted to read since I saw that awesome cover. I mean, Medusa is one of my faves in Greek mythology, so of course!

But I'm sad to say it didn't work for me.

I have to admit that I had a problem with this whole Agon thing from the beginning. Even though, on the surface, everything about the worldbuilding seemed to add up and make sense if you have pre-knowledge of Greek Mythology... the more the story moved along, the more inconsistencies started popping up. I had too many questions about this whole god hunt/kill thing and the Houses. The story started to drag (a lot) and I wasn't invested in any of the characters.

The beginning grabbed me because I liked Lore's tough attitude, but I quickly lost interest. Still, I pushed on. Reached the halfway point before I realised I didn't want to invest too much more time on this book. So, I skimmed the rest. Skipped chunks of pages without losing the thread or missing much. I found out all the secrets and twists and was very disappointed with all of them.

I really feel like this book should've been a lot shorter. And it would've flowed way better without the endless infodumps thrown all over the place.

Also, the main reason why I was so interested in this story--Medusa--wasn't worth the time I wasted anticipating how she fit in.

This makes me sad because I really wanted to love this book, and just couldn't. 😢

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