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From the number-one 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. They are 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, turning her back on the hunt’s promises of eternal glory after her family was murdered by a rival line. 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 her out: Castor, a childhood friend Lore believed to be dead, and Athena, one of the last of the original gods, now gravely wounded. 

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

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©2021 Alexandra Bracken (P)2021 Disney Hyperion

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  • Doha
  • 2021-01-12

Fast Paced And Really Enjoyable :D


OHHH man, this book guys .. this book .. it was really gruesome and bloody to the core, yet I enjoyed it ALOT :D, so excited that I am among the first who read this book
So the story is kind of complicated but I will simplify it as much as I can .. so we have 9 Greek gods led by Zeus .. these gods abused their powers on humanity to punish them Zeus decided to make an Agone, it's a competition for a week, during this week these gods become human and actually can die by special people called Hunters and these are people who are descendants from legendary Greek heroes, and once one of them kills the god the person who killed him\her gains their power and honors his family and this has gone on for 1400 years .. So this year the Agone began and we are following Lore who is the last of her bloodline as she tries to avenge her family from the one who killed them by working with Athena who is a god *GASP* and the whole book is set during the week of this time's Agone

For the people who said there was no romance in the book .. EXCUSE ME ???? did you say no romance ??? what part of Castor and Lore's relationship is not romantic in your opinion??? .. literally every time they are together they are moony eyes for each other .. I really REALLY enjoyed this book and it's the second 2021 release that I enjoyed this much .. yaaayy so excited, this book got me in such a good mood with it's brutality :D

the narrator was the worst part of the book, she didn't have a huge voice range and at some point everyone sounded the same to me .. that's why I had to read the physical book most of the time to keep up with the adventure

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  • Brandi Davidson
  • 2021-01-19

Excellent Story!

This is an excellent story based on the lives of the Greek gods. It introduces a new story of the Agon, a battle the gods and mortals have been locked into for centuries. I couldn’t step away! Narration was also excellent and proved that there are indeed narrators that can make me want to keep listening.

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  • Taylor Vaughn
  • 2021-01-17

Chapters didn’t match up

My only complaint is that the chapters didn’t match up with the book. I go back and forth reading out of the book and listening to it so this made it very confusing.

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  • Lucas
  • 2021-02-12

awesome plot twist

this book starts a bit slow but when it starts to pick up it's just hits the ground running! I'm so used to predicting the twists regular stories throw at you but this one caught me by surprise several times. the narrator does a great job with the different voices so you can always tell whose talking which I really appreciate. Also if you know a good bit about Greek mythology you'll feel right at home and really love that the book doesn't waste time giving detailed recounts of popular myths, it gives enough context incase you don't know the original story but also doesnt talk down to the reader. I definitely recommend giving this one a listen.

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  • mat
  • 2021-02-06

Sigh, Ovid strikes again

Quick history lesson for those who don't know what i am talking about. Ovid was a Roman poet during the first Emperor Augustus's time. He wrote a long series of stories called The Metamorphoses , long story short he changed the gods and pretty much any mythological or historical figure with power from a sometime flawed character to actively cruel and petty, constantly abusing their power for their own gains. LOL it probably won't surprise you that he was exiled at some point during Augustus's rule. Though to be fair that could have also been do to Ovid's other works and his love for raunchy love poems during Augustus's attempts at moral reforms. In any case just know for every harsh and cruel story that he wrote there are older one's in which the gods are not so randomly cruel. For example in Oved's take of Arachne, Athena turns her into a spider out of jealous spite, However in the older texts Athena does this to save Arachne's life after Zeus tries to kill her for her arrogance. Sigh i know the Ovid versions are more popular and they served their purpose for his time, but it still saddens me that everyone wants to go with the worst versions of the ancient Greek Gods. They were so much more nuanced than just monsters you should avoid. any who i am a little over six hours in so i might be eating crow at some point, though i doubt it everyone in this book seems to have a rather large self important chip on their shoulder. It's also possible that after 1400 years of being hunted these gods have become somewhat jaded . Still it hurts to see Athena a great protector of family and brilliance reduced to this.

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  • Timothy J Davis
  • 2021-01-12

A Must Read!

This may have been the best book I've read in the past year or so. I loved every moment! If you like action, mythology, and/or strong female protagonists...than this book is for you!

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  • Kay
  • 2021-02-28

ALL CONSUMING AND ENGROSSING

This book was everything I’ve been missing since I read Circe years ago. A beautiful and powerful reimagining of Greek mythology in modern times.

Read it. You won’t regret it.

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  • Chester Johnson
  • 2021-02-25

Greek mythology meets the Hunger Games!

Lore by Alexandra Bracken will be made into a movie, no questions asked. If the rights haven't been sold yet for it, they will be soon. This was one of the best YA books I've read in some time.

When I saw the first reviews for this book, the phrase "Greek mythology meets the Hunger Games" was always mentioned to describe it, and this is a dead on description. Zeus has cursed his pantheon of gods to become mortal for one week every 7 years, and any other mortal of one of the great bloodlines who could kill one of these gods while mortal can take their powers and asend to become gods themselves, but this is no easy task at all to accomplish.

The story the author weaves in this novel is a very good one, filled with all the action and young love stories we've come to expect from the YA category. I don't want to give away too much of the story as a spoiler, but this is setup to become a trilogy for sure, and I can't wait for the next book! A solid 5 out of 5 star read!!!

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  • Fall
  • 2021-02-24

Not for all teens

I really enjoyed this story. I however would not consider this YA and if it were rated like a movie I would say 17+. It is published by Disney so parents might think it will be wholesome but it is violent and bloody throughout and lots of cussing 🤬. I would also mention there is adult themes and content.

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  • Anna P
  • 2021-02-22

What a fun find!!

I thoroughly enjoyed the writing, narration, and little bits of history thrown in here. I grabbed it on a whim, bc I'm a sucker for books based on mythology. I don't remember what specifically made me grab this, so must just have been that connection. I was searching for a new book to listen to since my current 2 weren't holding my interest, and I couldn't finish this quick enough.

As with most stories, you will find pieces that are written a little weirdly, some pacing issues, and some questionable character actions. None of that keeps me from loving this as much as I do.

thanks so much for the fun story, the great editing, and the nice narration!!