Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Mythology ~ A book review

Mythology by Helen Boswell

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

My Review: 

Demons, Guardians, Soul-Seers, Dark Pasts, Bright Futures, Hope.  
Heart racing, palms sweaty, legs shaking, hardly breathing, I couldn't put this book down.
I was caught off guard by everything going on.  
A demon for a boyfriend, A rebel guardian angel.  What else do you need?

I think about what to say while writing this review and the only word that comes to mind is Fantastic.  Pretty much the whole book was Fantastic.   There area few scenes where Adult Content is DISCUSSED but it never goes beyond that.  Ever.  Beyond those few scenes where it is discussed, FANTASTIC! That is my review.  The whole thing summed up in a single word.  Because, I'm kinda having a Book Hangover.  And can't really even think about what to say when I can't get over the words I read.

But for real (not that I wasn't being for real earlier),  This book was a breath of fresh air.  All the Cliche events in a  book that I hate, weren't in this book.  I was almost expecting them to pop out and I was genuinely happy they never did.  No crazy love triangle, no boyfriend/girlfriend being jealous and overly protective (as in, you can't talk to another person of the opposite gender or I am going to think you are cheating), no tear jerking break-up moments in attempt to save the each other.  Nope, it was truly a relief and a wonderful, well written story.  Helen, you have yourself a crazy, life-long fan! 

Writing? Incredible! 
Characters? LOVE THEM!
Dialogue? Perfect! 
Story?  Give me more! 

My rating?

(For those unaware, 5 dragons notes is reserved for the books that I LOVE the MOST EVER.  Like, these books get their own shelf and I buy a billion* copies to giveaway to all my friends because the book is THAT good)

*That might be an exaggeration.


  1. Always love a new recommendation! Looking forward to reading Mythology. Thanks for sharing the love!

    1. :) Thanks for stopping by! I was blown away at how amazing this book is. So glad I read it!

  2. Perfect timing. Just finished a series and was looking for another book to read. My friends recommended this one. So excited!

  3. Hi, Konstanz! Thanks for sharing your review of the book.