Sunday, April 21, 2013

Mythology (Review)

*Hello everyone and welcome to the Mythology Blog Tour! Below you will find my review of this awesome fantasy read!*

*Presented by: SupaGurl Tours*

(Mythology, #1)

By: Helen Boswell
Release Date: August 12th, 2012
Genre(s): YA Fantasy/Mythology

My Review: (5/5 stars*)

Mythology is one of those books that you feel unsure of at first but as you read on you'll soon find yourself clinging to every word. There are many unexpected moments, a lot of rich otherworldly history, and a good amount of romance. It has a familiar paranormal theme (demons & angels) but spins it into something completely new. The main heroine is Hope Gentry and though she may not be the kick ass ask questions later kind of girl she certainly provides the humor and sarcastic wit that'll have you entertained. She is funny, resourceful, and best of all blunt. Her personality is just one of the many reasons why I loved this book! I also really liked the other characters Micah and Jonathan. Micah is gorgeous and he is harboring an even bigger secret than Hope. He's the perfect match for her and he has to fight his very nature just so that they can be together - it's very endearing! Jonathan and Hope have this fun chemistry and all their interactions are comical. Each is written distinctly and their personalities are terrific. Even the secondary characters felt like they had a story to tell and I'm hoping in the next books they'll get to share them. This book is YA but some of the content talked about may not be suitable for young-adults, for example, a topic brought up multiple times is that of rape. Although I generally stray from books that address this issue Mythology doesn't by any means condone it or make light of it, so please keep that in mind before choosing to read it. Other than that I thought it was really good, although the subject matter got a little dark at times it had a nice balance with its humorous and light moments.

Hope has always lived her life with a special gift—the ability to glimpse people's darkest secrets. This means obtaining brief visions of people's traumatic events, bad habits, and sometimes even seeing what kind of brand of evil they are. She's accepted her gift but still finds it difficult when she's overloaded with people's pasts. It's her senior year and she is worried about how she will deal with seeing soo many students worst moments. In her head she has a plan to keep to herself but that all changes when she's drawn to a new student named Micah Condie, and as it so happens he can block out her power, and give her peace of mind
at least for a little while. She knows better than to get involved with anyone but she decides to make an exception and that's around the time Hope's world gets unbelievably more complicated. It's made more obvious when a teacher warns her to stay away from Micah but how could she? What's revealed to her is the biggest and darkest secret she could have ever imagined; and somehow fate seems to be calling the shots.

Mythology delivers nonstop entertainment with uniquely interesting paranormal elements. The writing style is distinctive and the words easily come to life. The world-building is fantastic, the characters are wonderfully developed, and the story is superb. Anyone looking for a paranormal-romance novel with an extraordinary plot that has both lovable characters and unexpected twists should give this book a shot. It'll be well worth it!


Hope Gentry doesn’t believe in Fate. Born with an unusual power to see the dark memories of those around her, Hope just wants to be a normal teenager. But on the first day of her senior year of high school, she finds herself irresistibly drawn to a transfer student named Micah Condie. At first glance, Micah seems like a boy that most girls would dream about. But when Hope's powers allow her to discover Micah's darkest secret, she quickly becomes entangled in the lives of mythical entities she never dreamed existed. Was this her destiny all along? And will her powers help her survive the evil of the Demon Impiorum?

Mythology isn’t just for English class anymore.



  1. Thank you so much for hosting MYTHOLOGY on its tour!
    And thank you for the lovely and thoughtful review! :)

    1. Aww I'm glad I got the opportunity!
      You're very welcome. :)

      I hope everyone enjoys Mythology as much as I have!!


  2. I love books with a twist of mythology on them :) awesome review!

    Jahzeiah @ Mermaed Books


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