lore alexandra bracken

One week ...one week that might change the world.

Five fights that night and the sweat was pouring down her face.  It was a bad habit this fighting but after the first fight weeks ago she discovered she had fought off the grief and after the second fight she'd felt the deep ache in her heart and after the third fight she'd found she'd made some good, much-needed cash.  Fighting is her way of surviving now that Gil is dead.  Six months ago he left her... alone.

Gil is gone and with her family dead - murdered- what Lore wants now is revenge.  She knows who did it and now she is just looking for a chance to do some major paybacks.  She has her plan.   Then, her next opponent steps into the ring and she cannot believe he is there, still alive.  It's Castor and he is there to get a message to her - someone might be looking for her......  the intrigue, the danger..are all converging on her.

That someone would be part of one of the remaining families of ancient bloodlines who are arriving by the hour to commence the week - the Agon.  For one week the gods and goddesses become mortal and if the hunters can find them and kill them, the incredible power will transfer to them.

Ancient families are pitted against each other some struggling desperately to survive and others determined to climb to the top of the heap.

So where does all of this leave Lore?  It leaves her with a secret.  It leaves her with a deadly desire to kill the Wrath for what he did.  It leaves her joining forces with a powerful goddess and risking everything to fight for those she loved.  It also drives her time and time again into danger and stunning betrayal.

The clash of powerful entities, the smoldering love and the burgeoning power of a woman in this story will keep you riveted.  For those who enjoy Sarah J. Maas.

480 pages 978-1484778203 Ages 14-18

Keywords: fantasy, gods and goddesses, mythology, romance, gay and lesbian, sexuality, family, revenge, betrayal, violence, power, 14 year old, 15 year old, 16 year old, action/adventure, If You Liked Sarah J. Maas

Recommended by:  Barb Langridge, abookandahug.com

Editor's note: Age range of readers is based on language, sexuality


From the #1 New York Times best-selling author of The Darkest Minds comes a sweepingly ambitious, high-octane tale of power, destiny, love and redemption.

Every seven years, the Agon begins. As punishment for a past rebellion, nine Greek gods are forced to walk the earth as mortals, hunted by the descendants of ancient bloodlines, all eager to kill a god and seize their divine power and immortality.

Long ago, Lore Perseous fled that brutal world in the wake of her family's sadistic murder by a rival line, turning her back on the hunt's promises of eternal glory. For years she's pushed away any thought of revenge against the man--now a god--responsible for their deaths.

Yet as the next hunt dawns over New York City, two participants seek out her help: Castor, a childhood friend of Lore believed long dead, and a gravely wounded Athena, among the last of the original gods.

The goddess offers an alliance against their mutual enemy and, at last, a way for Lore to leave the Agon behind forever. But Lore's decision to bind her fate to Athena's and rejoin the hunt will come at a deadly cost--and still may not be enough to stop the rise of a new god with the power to bring humanity to its knees.---from the publisher

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