{Review} Mythology by Helen Boswell

April 27, 2013 Reviews 2 ★★★★

Mythology by Helen Boswell
Pages: 418
Published by Createspace Independent Pub on July 18, 2012
Genres: Fantasy & Magic, Love & Romance, mythology, Young Adult
Source: ecopy from Author
four-stars
 Welcome to my stop on the Mythology blog tour!
Paperback, 418 pages
Published July 27th 2012 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Age Group: YA
Source: ecopy from author
Series: Mythology #1
Summary:
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.

Mythology was an interesting read. It has all these layers. And each layer just gets better and better. The story kind of just evolves and grows until it takes on a life of its own. It’s been a while since I have read a book over 400 pages, and I loved the length of Mythology. It felt like there was actual meat to the story. I like short books because I can read them quickly- it’s like instant gratification, but I really love longer books that I get to savor and enjoy like this one too.

Hope and Micah are the main players in this story. Then there are a few minor characters thrown in like Johnathan (who I totally loved!). I really liked Hope. But honestly, she has an awful gift. It is so much of a burden for her. She can see people’s darkest moments and I can’t imagine that would be easy for anyone to carry around with them. But she handles it all really well. I am really impressed with the strength that she shows in Mythology. She is a tough little cookie, and oh so loyal to the people that she cares about. I liked that about her.

Micah is the type of guy that I can see being swoon worthy for almost everyone that reads this book. He is hot, and nice and good to Hope, but there is just something about him. I liked him, I just wasn’t jumping up and down with giddiness at the thought of him. I can’t even really tell what was slightly offputting for me. I think it was that I always thought he was hiding something. (and yes, I know that he was in fact hiding something, but it just seemed like more than that to me.) I didn’t know if I could fully trust him, but I think that was just my hang up. I do think Micah is a great guy and a really cool character that goes through a lot of great growth in the story. I think a ton of people will love him, something didn’t just fully click for me. I liked him but I can’t throw the big L word around just yet. Johnathan on the other hand just seemed so adorable to me. I can’t wait to see more of him (hopefully) in the next book!

Mythology has a lot going on. There are guardians and demons and gods and tons of conflict. I liked how everything was described. Helen Boswell’s writing is great. This is not a typical mythology book, it is more of an angels and demons kind of story. I had lots of questions while I was reading and some of them got answered but I am looking for even more answers in the next book. And you better believe I will be reading the next book! I can’t wait.

4/5 Gavels
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Helen Boswell is originally from upstate New York. She obtained her Ph.D. in Biological Sciences from the University at Buffalo and currently teaches biology at Southern Utah University. Helen enjoys playing with her two little boys, camping, gardening, eating large bowls of ice cream after the kids go to bed, and hanging out on the couch with her husband to watch Breaking Bad, Louis CK, and Wilfred — and of course, writing. She is the author of the YA urban fantasy MYTHOLOGY. She is also the editor of other novels, including David James’ LIGHT OF THE MOON and THE WITCH’S CURSE.

Website: www.helenboswell.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mythologyseries
Follow Helen Boswell on Twitter: https://twitter.com/HelenBozz
Follow Micah Condie on Twitter: https://twitter.com/MicahCondie

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