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?
Lore: Tales of Myth and Legend Retold


My rating: 3 of 5 stars
ATTENTION: Spoilers ahead. Read at your own risk!

Overall, I liked this anthology. All of the stories were delightfully original, but I enjoyed some better than others.

Shimmer: Sweet summer mer-love at its finest.

Between: I really wanted to like this story (especially since the author is originally from North Carolina), but I found it annoying from beginning to end. It was over the top with designer name dropping and mean girls. Plus, she got over her dead girlfriend like it was nothing! Then, to top it all off, shared their favorite movie & even the famous quote with her new love interest? Seemed a bit shallow to me... but I guess that's high school. Another thing, why would a fair-skinned, red-headed Russian girl become a djinn? The folklore might've been more believable within another demographic. For me, there were just too many ridiculous holes.

Sunset Moon: Some dreams really do come true.

The Maker: A 3D printed golem? I loved this modern twist on such an ancient story.

A Beautiful Mourning: A gorgeous Mayan tale of love and loss among the gods.

The Barricades: Alternate Fae universe? It seemed like a good theory, but the story lacked detail and explanation. I was confused several times throughout and would've been completely lost had I not read the forward.


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