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Lore
Lore | Alexandra Bracken
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Kris10H
Lore | Alexandra Bracken
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Bailedbailed

I wanted to like this one, I really did. But almost 4 hours into the audiobook, and the storyline has just lost my interest completely. I'm not saying it's bad - it just isn't for me.

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Johanna414
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Pickpick

I'm giving this a pick, but kind of a lukewarm one... I enjoyed it, but never felt a real emotional connection to the characters. I did like the narrator of the audiobook though. It wasn't bad, but I had hoped for more...

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Isy
Lore | Alexandra Bracken
Mehso-so

I'm not sure how I feel about this one. I did feel compelled to read it, I wanted to know how it ended but I can't say that I'd read another by this author. It took a little while to get into it and then I saw the twists coming, it could also easily be shorter and cut out a lot that slowed it up . Entertaining enough to be worth finishing but that's as far as I'd go.

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ParkerFinn
Lore | Alexandra Bracken
Bailedbailed

Alexandra Bracken is an amazing writer. No doubt about that. This book is written beautifully! And the concept is great! The problem I had was pacing and feeling any connection to these characters. I also had a strangely hard time to read into it, despite liking it at first. So in the end, I couldn‘t keep my head in it and decided to abandon it.

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SpeculativeFemale
Lore | Alexandra Bracken
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Pickpick

This is another one where I'm calling it a pick, but by a narrow margin. It almost lost me once, but I pushed on and enjoyed it overall. I think I just had some difficulty relating to the main character at times. Still, the plot was certainly interesting and threw me for a loop once or twice.

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SpeculativeFemale
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The holidays mean both more travel, as pictured, and less time to read, unfortunately.

However, I did start reading Lore by Alexandra Bracken and it seems interesting thus far. I'm just hoping I'll have a bit more time to read it this week.

AmyG Drive carefully. 2mo
SpeculativeFemale @AmyG Luckily, I get to play passenger this time. 😁 2mo
Kimberlone We had 10 hours of round trip driving this weekend and audiobooked it up! 2mo
SpeculativeFemale @Kimberlone I wish I could have, but my significant other doesn't like audiobooks. He's a reader, but just can't get into listening to a book being read. 2mo
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sprainedbrain
Lore | Alexandra Bracken
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Pickpick

This was a super fun audiobook, and I have no regrets about squeezing it in between my planned books this month.

Why I loved it:

-That cover!

-MC Lore is a badass and not annoying about it.

-Greek mythology successfully made modern urban fantasy.

-Action-packed, violent, twisty, and sexy.

-YA that didn‘t make my eyes roll.

-A great, diverse cast of characters.

-Excellent narration.

-Again, that cover!

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

reading_rainbow I loved this one! I think it‘s super underrated! 2mo
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BriannaT
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Pickpick

“Wow that sounds like a great book but maybe I should wait until it comes out in paperback to save some money.” - me, two weeks before I caved and bought it anyway. Of course I picked another Greek myth book! I enjoyed the storyline, the discussion of gender inequality in myth, and a more diverse cast of characters than I expected. I feel like the idea behind the novel could have led to a series, but I also think it‘s best this is a standalone.

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Lollymya
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I don‘t normally do this but I am just getting a little past the half way mark reading this and I am #hooked and don‘t want it to end. #Lore is ok #bad@as woman. Trust me and #read this ASAP!!!! #alexandrabracken has a way with words and her writing is spectacular. #LitsyLove

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Cool cover!! 2mo
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KristiAhlers
Lore | Alexandra Bracken
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Mehso-so

Y‘all I‘m giving this a ⭐️⭐️⭐️ rating. It was slow to start, and could seriously be 90-100 pages shorter. Lore is an interesting character and I‘m a sucker for Greek mythological elements but this one just didn‘t fully deliver like I wanted it to.

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Brittany88
Lore | Alexandra Bracken
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Starting this!

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Slajaunie
Lore | Alexandra Bracken
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Got my hurricane books ready! We are where that dot is located. Here we go! 🙏

marleed Oh so scary. Stay safe! 5mo
Mollyanna Stay safe! 😳🤞🏻🙏🏻 5mo
rather_be_reading omg stay safe! 5mo
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AmyG Hope you are safe. 5mo
TiredLibrarian Glad books are part of your hurricane preparations! Stay safe. 5mo
BookishBelle Y‘all be safe! We‘re in the path too but much further inland. 5mo
KathyWheeler Stay safe! Here in Alabama, we‘re getting a lot of rain right now but I don‘t know what we‘ll get beyond that. 5mo
TheSpineView Stay safe! 5mo
Merethebookgal Stay safe! 5mo
Kdgordon88 Thinking of you! 5mo
Bookwomble I hope you're safely battened down 💗 5mo
SamAnne Stay safe! 5mo
Addison_Reads Stay safe. 💚 Nicholls State is where I spent some of the best years of my life. 5mo
tracey38 I hope you stay safe! 5mo
MaureenMc 💗🙏💗 5mo
Slajaunie Thank you everyone. I have phone service back but still no electric. Many don‘t have homes. I‘m very fortunate. Keep Southeast Louisiana in your thoughts and prayers. @Merethebookgal @TheSpineView @KathyWheeler @BookishBelle @TiredLibrarian @AmyG @rather_be_reading @Mollyanna @marleed 5mo
KathyWheeler I‘m glad to know that you‘re okay. I‘ve been thinking about you. 5mo
TheSpineView So glad you are OK. Of course everyone is in my prayers! 🙏🙏🙏 5mo
BookishBelle I‘m glad y‘all are okay! 5mo
tracey38 Many prayers and so glad you're okay. 5mo
SamAnne @Slajaunie so glad to hear you are safe. There is a #LitsyLove letter headed your way…that may or may not make it. 5mo
Slajaunie @SamAnne We have not had mail delivery since before the storm. Power lines are down everywhere. I don‘t think we will get any until they are all fixed. I will get it eventually. Thank you! 5mo
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peanutnine
Lore | Alexandra Bracken
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Pickpick

This one took me a bit to get into but switching to audio helped. In the end I did enjoy it. It's a very unique spin on Greek mythology in the modern world. It's also super action-packed. The hardest part was keeping straight all the names of the gods and houses of descendants.

persephone1408 I guess its easier when you know about all of the Gods & stories already... 5mo
peanutnine @persephone1408 I knew a little going in but there were just a lot of names lol. I caught on eventually! 5mo
persephone1408 Oh yea my faves are the twins...I use to have a game where I had and Artemis & Apollo account. I used to make them argue on the chats lol (I'm weird I know) 5mo
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persephone1408 But I really enjoyed Melora & Castor. I kinda wish there would be more. 5mo
peanutnine @persephone1408 yes I really liked Melora and Castor! But also Evander and Miles, I wish we could have gotten more of their cute dynamic 5mo
persephone1408 Definitely! @peanutnine that's why I was a little upset when I finished it cause it feels like the end, end. Like no sequel. 5mo
peanutnine @persephone1408 yeah it definitely didn't feel open-ended 5mo
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Hlvanpaemel
Lore | Alexandra Bracken
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The sleepiest book worms

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Shamzi
Lore | Alexandra Bracken
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Pickpick

This book is full of action, twists and turn, quite enjoyable. Although important to establish the "Lore", I felt the book was a little long.The characters were not fleshed out, could not really connect to any but would still suggest to go for it.It has enough action and a good story to keep you interested.If you love Greek mythology, do try this one out!!

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persephone1408
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Pickpick

This book is fantastic! In the beginning, I felt like I had already heard the story (which I probably have) but then this Greek mythological story took on another ending altogether lol. I love the characters! All of them. I wondered if it was going to be a series but I'm sure that it isn't now. I think it would make a very good movie. I give it 5/5🍪

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Mommamanzi
Lore | Alexandra Bracken
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Picked up this beauty a few weeks back with Penelope and Ashley. We managed to see an escaped pet hamster get captured. Never a dull moment with those two around.

Ahw06 😂 we always have an adventure when we hang out 6mo
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Shamzi
Lore | Alexandra Bracken
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I love when I have a memorabilia based on the book!!!!

jdiehr Niice! 6mo
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emmaturi
Lore | Alexandra Bracken
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Pickpick

A good, fast paced type of Hungar Games book, except with Greek mythology in the mix. I really enjoyed it!

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Shamzi
Lore | Alexandra Bracken
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I am not familiar with Greek mythology so it took a while for me to get into this one but now I am hooked. The pace and action keeps you interested and the folk lore and stories are very enjoyable!!!

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Ash.on.the.line
Lore | Alexandra Bracken
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Pickpick

I really enjoyed this take on the Greek gods and goddesses. I didn‘t want to stop reading which to me means it was a good book. 😆 #bookspinbingo

Moonprismpower Have you listened to the podcast Let‘s Talk About Myths Baby? It‘s interesting if you like mythology. 6mo
reading_rainbow I really liked this one too! 6mo
Ash.on.the.line @Moonprismpower I haven‘t but I‘m interested! I‘m a dabbler but I like some good mythology info! 6mo
Ash.on.the.line @reading_rainbow yes! It‘s a fun one! 6mo
Ash.on.the.line @reading_rainbow yes! It‘s a fun one! 6mo
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reading_rainbow
Lore | Alexandra Bracken
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Pickpick

Ok. I get why this is a so-so for some (it could have been 100 pages shorter tbh) but it was definitely a pick for me! 🐍🛡
IMO, this book is totally underrated!
Gritty, violent, action packed, main character is a raged fueled badass, ATHENA, bloodlines of ancient Hero‘s warring over the power of Gods, new and old, all set in a modern NYC setting.. I mean.. come on!
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2 loved it!
[June #bookspin]

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reading_rainbow
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Ok so I‘m only about 40% into LORE, my June #bookspin pick. I‘ve had a busy month and didn‘t get much reading done BUT I am starting to really get into the story now and I‘m hoping I‘ll finish it in the next couple days.
My doublebookspin ended up being a DNF and I did not make a bingo (I used up all the FREE spaces tho) lol pathetic🤦🏻‍♀️ I have a feeling July will be better tho

TheAromaofBooks Still sounds like a great month!!! And even though it's a DNF, it still counts as complete!! 7mo
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emmaturi
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I am reading Lore, YA fantasy set in modern day New York with Greek mythology. Then I will read the final book in the Balkan trilogy.

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OutsmartYourShelf
Lore | Alexandra Bracken
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Mehso-so

This had all the ingredients of being a cracking read: classical mythology (which I love), action, and only a sprinkling of romance, but the finished book is somehow less than the sum of its parts. Saying that, it wasn't a bad read and there was quite a lot to enjoy, I can't quite put my finger on why it didn't work as well as it should have, there was just something vital missing for me. 3⭐

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Addison_Reads
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Mehso-so

#BookSpinBingo @TheAromaofBooks #AmongTheGods @AkashaVampie

This was close to a pick. It's full of violence, revenge, secrets, and action. Lore made a great main character, but some of the other characters felt too one-dimensional.

I loved that this explored the darker sides of Greek Mythology though.

AkashaVampie great job sweetie. 7mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 7mo
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Mleanne
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reading_rainbow
Lore | Alexandra Bracken
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I‘m so excited for my #Bookspin picks! 💚✨💕
and Cerulean Sea is going to Double as my Pride pick🏳️‍🌈 #Doublespin

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 8mo
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amma-keep-reading
Lore | Alexandra Bracken
Pickpick

A great start to summer reading: light, fun, Greek mythology, friendship and rites of passage.

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rjsthumbelina
Lore | Alexandra Bracken
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Pickpick

I really enjoyed the writing style in this one. It's a bit gory for my taste, but I liked the concept. Zeus punishes the other big 8 gods by making them go through basically being hunted every 7 years. The hunters that manage to kill the gods get their powers. Lore is the last descendant of Poseidon. Athena shows up half-dead on her doorstep, forcing her back into a world she ran away from.

tpixie I‘ve seen a couple of the authors virtual chats. It seems interesting. And it‘s a Disney Publisher- which I thought was also interesting. What does Disney NOT own?! (edited) 8mo
rjsthumbelina @tpixie It is kind of crazy to think about just how big Disney's empire is 8mo
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Emily92Bibliophile
Lore | Alexandra Bracken
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Mehso-so

I had really high expectations for this one. I LOVE retellings of Greek mythology. It was good, but not great. Very slow until the halfway point of the book. However, I loved how the downright awfulness/ inhuman emotions and character of the gods was explored. Id call this story New Adult ⚠️Pedophilia, detailed violence done to Men, women, and children, gore. ⚠️

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Emily92Bibliophile
Lore | Alexandra Bracken
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DFW area is in the middle of a tornado and has been under warning since 8. Lots of hail and wind as well. Reading with the pup in order to stay awake.

Viji Stay safe! 9mo
Emily92Bibliophile @Viji thank you! Wind and hail have died down a bit thankfully and the sirens have been off for about 15 min 🎉 9mo
Viji I grew up in Kansas. I have vivid memories of going to the basement during tornadoes. 9mo
Emily92Bibliophile Wow definitely. Same here. Waxahachie/ DFW is known as “Tornado Alley” - some of my earliest memories is of taking cover in the bathroom with my parents and 4 siblings. ❤️Tonight we are ok but a massive 3 semi / 18 wheelers wreck happened on the highway and it doesn‘t look good 😢 thanks for the sweet message ! @Viji 9mo
Texreader Oh gracious, take care! It‘s that time of year in Texas so I really feel for you. We spent some time in our laundry room (no windows) over the weekend because of a tornado warning in our county. But I‘ve always known Dallas gets the real monsters much more often. Best wishes for you. 9mo
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CortexVortex
Lore | Alexandra Bracken
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Mehso-so

As a Greek mythology nerd, I had high hopes for Lore, described as Greek Mythology meets "Hunger Games." Every seven years, nine banished Olympians are hunted by mortals, raised to kill these gods and absorb their immortality and other powers. Even though the premise was exciting, the story didn't live up to the hype. Hence, I didn't enjoy this book as much as I hoped for a nearly 500-page read.⁠

BooknerdsLife Same! It felt like a let down & a waste of a good opportunity! It could have been so good! 8mo
CortexVortex @BooknerdsLife exactly! It could be so much better. 7mo
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Ash.on.the.line
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Today is this cover I personally don‘t like but I heard good things about this one. I love the idea of Greek mythology competition style book so I have it and want to read it soon!
I‘m trying to reacquaint myself with my TBR while on a book buying ban for the month.
#aprilcoverlover21 #eyeonthecover

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SarahElizabeth2
Lore | Alexandra Bracken
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Pickpick

Love the main character

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sarahgreatlove
Lore | Alexandra Bracken
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Pickpick

I loved this! I had quite high expectations, as i had known about it for a long time - Alexandra brackens email newsletter is amazing and she was really generous with her writing progress and process on this book. I was thrilled to love it, it‘s a harrowing story in a lot of ways but so gripping and I just adore lore, castor and miles. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Kris10H
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❤ Looking forward to digging in!

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sparrowssavvy
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Pickpick

I loved the concept. I really enjoy Greek mythology inspired books like this one. The entire plot was really well executed and tightly put together. I didn‘t find I lagged at all while reading either, so it was really well paced for me. Character wise, I really liked all the characters and found the protagonist super relatable, which I wasn‘t expecting. Although Athena really was an amazing character

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Blh87
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Pickpick

I enjoyed this book...it took me a bit to get into, but overall, it was good. I found there were times where I felt like I was expected to know things without explanation (I am not a Greek mythology buff), which I don‘t love that feeling...she was slow to fill you in on information sometimes. With that being said, this was an enjoyable read!

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cleoh
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Pickpick

This was one of my most anticipated reads of the year, and honestly it fell a little flat for me. I‘ve been obsessed with Greek mythology and stories since forever, so I was really hoping this would be a new favourite. It was a fun read overall, and even though I didn‘t love it, I would definitely recommend it.

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TheLibrarian Love your tattoo!! 🖤 10mo
readordierachel Awesome tattoo! 10mo
FelinesAndFelonies My daughter said the same thing. 10mo
BooknerdsLife Love your Tattoo!!! 🖤 8mo
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cleoh
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The spring time change always messes me up, so I‘m taking the opportunity to sit and read for a while because I‘m too tired to do anything else 😅

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Blh87
Lore | Alexandra Bracken
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Screw all these other books...let‘s pick up another library book!

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Bookgoil
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This weekend I plan to finish my reread of The Lightning Thief but this time with the gorgeous illustrated copy. I‘m also starting Lore which came in my #owlcrate box last month and I‘ve been meaning to get to it since it arrived.

Hope everyone is having a lovely weekend!

I‘ll be joining the #marvellousmarch readathon by @Andrew65 this weekend and week and hope to finish 10 books!

CBee I really liked Lore - hope you do too!! 10mo
Andrew65 Great to have you with us, good luck. 😊👍 A great goal. 10mo
mom2bugnbee Wait... There's an illustrated version of The Lightning Thief? Like the illustrated Harry Potter? 👀 👀 👀 10mo
Bookgoil @mom2bugnbee yes!! I got it for Christmas one year! 10mo
tracey38 Lore was really good, I thought. 10mo
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phantomx
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Pickpick

I had fallen deeply in love with this book that I didn't want it to end, which is probably why I kept putting off reading the ending. I admired Bracken's focus on Greek warrior-hood and Greek gods and myths are questioned through put the story. There are various forms of honor, strength, love through out the story. The ending was beautiful and, it really shows redemption as a weapon to gain strength in breaking a cycle of violence and oppression.

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NicoleCeBallos
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Pickpick

This was Greek mythology meets The Hunger Game. Every 7 years, the Greek Gods become mortal and are hunted by the bloodlines of ancient Greek heroes. Whoever kills them are granted immortality and their powers, but will become the hunted.

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BookBelle84
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Pickpick

I really enjoyed this. Lots of surprises thrown in and an interesting concept. I do feel that it was a bit longer than it needed to be which made some parts drag a bit. I would put this more as adult fantasy not YA. #fairyloot

radesilets Thanks for posting! Didn‘t realize she had a new title out! 11mo
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CBee
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Pickpick

So, I‘ll admit it took me a bit to really get into this book, but once I did, I was hooked. Still took me 10 days to read 🤷‍♀️ If you enjoy mythology and don‘t mind some pretty gory violence, this could be the book for you 😂😁

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StellaDz
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The BF and I are 4 years tomorrow 😳, and he‘s been reading my mind lately for book gifts. Still not sure how he knew I wanted Lore because I never mentioned it! #gifting

BookishMarginalia Maybe ha stalked your Litsy! 11mo
StellaDz @BookishMarginalia 😂😂 a possibility because he won‘t tell me!! 11mo
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