I was looking for something to read and decided to check my TBR list on Goodreads to see if I had read all of the Lore books. Which Lore books am I talking about? Well, I thought that went without saying…until I typed “Lore” into the search box on Goodreads and got a whole list of different books. So, that’s the topic of today’s post! We’re looking at a collection of books with “Lore” in the title. I have three in mind specifically (and two of the three are series).

The World of Lore

First up, we have The World of Lore series, which is composed of three books: Monstrous Creatures, Wicked Mortals, and Dreadful Places. Based on the podcast of the same name, this terrifying trio of books addresses a whole host of real-life events, locations, and sightings of violent villains, haunted homes, and mysterious monsters. In short, it’s a dream come true for fans of real hauntings, monster sightings, and true crime. I’ve only read two of the books, but I greatly enjoyed them, and I can assure you that they definitely have a habit of getting under your skin.

Lore Olympus

If you’ve ever thought Huh… I really would love to read a graphic novel series about the Greek gods, then this might be the comic for you. And if you amended that statement to say I also wish that the series would be beautifully illustrated and focus mainly on a blossoming romance between Hades and Persephone, god of the underworld and goddess of spring, then this really is the comic for you! Lore Olympus is a gorgeously illustrated and juicy romantic drama featuring the Greek gods and set in a world of backstabbing, nightclubs, and big business. Persephone is a minor goddess and nobody who has come to Olympus for the first time. She soon discovers that she’s in over her head in a world where alliances are ever-changing and love is cheap. But, then she meets Hades, and everything changes. Hades, meanwhile, is just going through the motions. His relationship with his siblings is rocky at best, and his relationship with on-again-off-again girlfriend, Minthe, is stagnating. Persephone is like a breath of fresh air, stirring up his life from the desperate rut he’s falling into. But, letting someone in can be indescribably painful. Can he allow himself to love again?

More Lore

So, I feel like this one is sort of cheating, since it’s just one title instead of a full series, but while I was searching for “lore,” I came across this one last book (and honestly, a whole host of titles that included “lore” in their subtitles). But, in order to keep things fairly simple, let’s add in one more book.

Lore by Alexandra Bracken, is also inspired by Greek mythology. 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 promise 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 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 had believed was dead, and Athena, one of the last 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, which binds 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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