Sunday, October 27, 2013

{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.

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My Review

Hope has a secret. She can see people's most darkest memories. But she has no desire to see the darkness that lies inside others. She only wants to be normal. Until she meets Micah Condie. The incredibly sexy, mysterious boy who finally manages to pull Hope out of her protective little bubble. But with the appearance of Micah also comes the appearance of strange mythical beings and a world that Hope is a little nervous to accept. Now she is being hunted by darkness, protected by light and defending the dark secret that lies within Micah. 

When Hope discovers Micah's secret she does everything in her power to ensure that the darkness doesn't consume him. Even at the expense of her life. And Micah will do anything to ensure that his darkness doesn't consume Hope. Now they are in a battle as old as time, a battle for both of their lives.

In Mythology we start with a story as old as time. The story of good versus evil. But Helen Boswell breathes new life into the story. Giving us an incredible pull to both sides. Giving us the insatiable desire to be both good and bad. Giving us a story where both are equally cool and equally formidable. 

Finally we have a story that makes being dark so good. A story that shows us that just because you were born to darkness doesn't mean you have to answer to it. Just because darkness lies inside you doesn't mean you have to use it for darkness. That darkness can be wielded for light, when put in the hands of a heart and soul that is full of light and love.

Helen Boswell made me fall in love with Hope. She is shy, timid, and absolutely freaked by the darkness she see's inside others. Due to her ability she has become somewhat of a hermit. Choosing the world of books and home to that of partying and friends. She keeps everyone at a distance except for her best friend and her brother. But enter in the drool worthy Micah Condie and Hope throws all her rules right out the window. Now she is sneaking away with Micah, going out with him and stealing glances across the room. 

And really who wouldn't steal glances at Micah. He is dark, mysterious and perfectly dreamy. And girls have been drooling over him for years. But with Micah's life and secrets he too chooses to keep people at a distance. Always afraid of hurting those that get near. But with Hope he can't resist and suddenly he is chasing her with every desire of his heart. 

I know it sounds cheesy and totally cliche, but I am going to say it anyways. If any two characters are meant to be together it is Hope and Micah. They are the Will and Scarlett and Romeo and Juliet of our time. No I'm not saying their love will end in tragedy, but that their love is meant to be. Meant to out last time.

Mythology gives us characters that are hypnotic, lovable, believable and real. Characters you root for, characters you hate, characters that you will absolutely love and of course those that will knock your freaking mythological socks off. Plus I have to say her characters have the best taste in music, ever! I would seriously buy this soundtrack.

Ever feel that pull to darkness? That urge to walk on the side of danger? Ever feel so out of control it's almost exhilarating? That's what reading Mythology was like. It was like being lured to the dark side. Every word was a temptation and call to read more, want more. And I have to say if the dark side is as sexy as Micah, then I will go to the dark side anytime.  

"Only ever yours," he says, and my heart more than compensates for skipping a beat by fluttering uncontrollably. (kindle, loc. 1844).

Being a hopeless romantic and a sucker for Aww moments, I chose this moment. It is a special moment in which Micah confesses to belonging only to Hope. And it is a saying that I am happy to say get's repeated throughout this great tale.



  1. Thanks for this great review. I just put the book on my TBR list, sounds really awesome!

    Johanna @ Challenging Reads

  2. Sounds sooo sooo awesome! Except, when you're talking about the dark side all I could think was:

    "Come to the dark side - we have cookies."