Giveaway & Book Review: Lore: Tales of Myth and Legend Retold

August 19, 2014 Blog, Blog Tour, Book Reviews, Giveaway 11

Giveaway & Book Review: Lore: Tales of Myth and Legend Retold

Giveaway & Book Review: Lore: Tales of Myth and Legend RetoldLore: Tales of Myth and Legend Retold by Brinda Berry, Cate Dean, Jayne A. Knolls, Karen Y. Bynum, Laura Diamond, Theresa DaLayne
Published by Sweet Biscuit Publishing LLC on March 2014
Genres: Paranormal, Young Adult
Pages: 283
Source: Xpresso Book Tours
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My Thoughts

What a great anthology! It’s such a great way to meet and hopefully fall in love with new authors.

For the most part this anthology lives up to its name. These are all myths and legends that are being told in an updated and more modern way. Immediately I was able to recognize some of the themes, like figuring out that a girl was a mermaid for instance, so these are not really meant to keep you guessing. They are meant for leisurely, enjoyable reading with a twist. What is really interesting is all the diverse cultures that are represented in just a few stories!

The only downside to some of these is the fact that they are short stories so it was sometimes hard for me to get a real feel for the characters. I am definitely an emotional reader and if those emotions are not touched upon then it effects my enjoyment of the reads. Over all the stories were all quite interesting and I loved that they were so different.

As a whole, I really enjoyed myself.  If I had to pick a favorite I would be in between The Maker (creepy yay!) or The Barricades. I think I also liked the Barricades because I know more about the myths of the fae and it was a bit easier to get into.

In short: Enjoyable for a paranormal lover like myself! I even learned a little about some other culture’s legends!


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11 Responses to “Giveaway & Book Review: Lore: Tales of Myth and Legend Retold”

    • Christina

      It can be so fun to see a story I already know told in a different way. I really like books like this but especially since I could read it in chunks. Gotta love that!

  1. Cheryl Rogers

    This book does sound intriguing in the respect that it touches on so many subjects and legends. I think I would put it on my nightstand. Thanks for the giveaway as well.

    • Christina

      It would be the perfect night time read! A little bit of reading before bed every night is the right formula! With these being short stories they would match that idea beautifully.

    • Christina

      My pleasure Cate. I’m really excited I found this through Xpresso.

    • Christina

      That seems to be what I was up against as well. When they are too short you almost cannot get a good feel for the author, which is sad. Or the feeling you DO get is opposite of what a longer length would give you. But this one was fun!