Blog tour: "Lore: Tales of Myth and Legend Retold" review (+giveaway)

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?

 My rating: 

Since this will be a review of the full anthology the review will not contain any spoilers. 

Lore consists of six short stories written by six different authors all of them based retellings of folklore. 
The first story is called "Shimmer" writeen by Brinda Berry and is about a mermaid who gets rescued by a guy who happens to be at the right place at the right time. 
Next one is "Between" by Karen Y. Bynum about a girl getting three wishes from a genie and finding her way. 
"Sunset moon" is the third story and written by Laura Diamond, it's about Eloise who doesn't want to believe anything from her native american heritage, but ends up having to change her way. 
"The maker" is by Jayne A. Knolls about a man who builds a creature to act out his revenge. 
"A beautiful mourning" by Theresa DaLayne about a Maya goddess torn between her love for  Kinich and her duty to marry Nacon as promised by her father. 
Lastly there's "the Barricades" by Cate Dean about a human girl who saves the life of an eternal prince. 

Overall I really liked this book. I loved seeing these stories retold and see the different authors views on the different stories. 
I also liked that before each story there was a little introduction so the reader would know exactly what myth or legend were being re-told. 
I pretty much liked all the stories, some more than others which can be expected when there's six different authors who each has their own writing style and some stories just spoke to me more than others. Some had me yearning for more while another ended just the way I wanted it to. 
The book as a whole were good. All writing styles different, but all well written. A fun and interesting read. 

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About the authors: 

Brinda Berry:
Brinda Berry lives in the southern US with her family and two spunky cairn terriers. She’s terribly fond of chocolate, coffee, and books that take her away from reality.  She doesn’t mind being called a geek or “crazy dog lady”. When she’s not working the day job or writing a novel, she’s guilty of surfing the internet for no good
Find Brinda at .

Karen Y. Bynum:
Dragons, unicorns, genies…oh my! NA/YA author, coffee-lover, olive-hater, tea-drinker, music-listener. Random becomes me. Easily distrac— Blog

Laura Diamond:
Laura Diamond is a board certified psychiatrist and multi-published author of all things young adult paranormal, dystopian, and horror. When she’s not writing, she is working at the hospital, blogging at Author Laura Diamond–Lucid Dreamer, and renovating her 225+ year old fixer-upper mansion.

Jayne A. Knolls:
Jayne A. Knolls lives and works in New York City.  The Maker is her first published work of New Adult Fiction. Jayne can reached

Theresa DaLayne:
 My name is Theresa DaLayne and I’m a young adult and new adult author with Bloomsbury Spark, an amazing digital imprint of Bloomsbury publishing. Website

Cate Dean:
 Hi there – thanks for checking in. My name is Cate Dean, and I write romantic suspense and paranormal, with some action packed YA paranormal and fantasy thrown in. I love to write, and I have been doing it most of my life. I’ve made up stories in my head for as long as I can remember, and I am thrilled to be able to write them down and share them with you. If you want to be the first to know when the next book is released, or be in on some fun, exclusive contests and giveaways, join my list here: You can learn more about me and my books at my website:

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  1. I love it when an anthology is done based on old tales or legends. I'm def curious about this one, myself! Great review, Christina!

  2. Hi Christina,
    Thanks for hosting us today, and for the review!


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