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Mythology (Mythology #1)

4.09  ·  Rating Details ·  261 Ratings  ·  73 Reviews
Book one of the Mythology series.

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
Paperback, 418 pages
Published July 27th 2012 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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Tim Cretsinger
Nov 30, 2012 Tim Cretsinger rated it it was amazing
We all know that our high school years are a transitional time. These adolescent years are the years when we grow from a child into an adult. But seventeen-year-old Hope Gentry’s high school years are not like ours; she has a lot more to think about than the typical worries about peer pressures, good grades, or who will ask her to the prom.

She is not your typical girl.

Helen Boswell’s first novel, Mythology takes us on a journey of Hope’s escapades into the fantastic world of gods and heroes, of
Feb 13, 2013 Keri rated it it was amazing
Mythology is a well written adventure and love story! The entire premiss is completely original!! I found myself devouring it from the start and purposefully slowing down my reading because I wasn't ready for the story to end!! I related personally to the love story in my own way. Micah reminds me of someone very close to my heart. Hope is an awesome chick!! She's real, I loved her voice and humor. What's fantastic is that I could imagine all of these characters existing. I loved all of the char ...more
Where do I start with this review? First off I have to say that I absolutely LOVED this book!!!! Within the first few chapters the author already has you connecting with the characters. Later on when you learn more about what Hope has been through, I can kinda relate to her situation very well. Now Micah, now that is one male character that I wish was real! He is so damn sweet, and you can tell that he really does love Hope.

This book kept me on my toes the whole time, I could not wait to get to
Amy Harmon
Apr 10, 2013 Amy Harmon rated it it was amazing
This book was the perfect paranormal teen romance. Not only was it well written and grammatically perfect, which I really appreciate in an Indie novel, but it was compelling, with plenty of "smart" mixed in so that you learn a little something as you go. My fourteen-year-old daughter read it too, and she was glued to her kindle for two days straight, and has a bit of a thing for Micah now.
Christopher Munroe
Feb 23, 2013 Christopher Munroe rated it really liked it
Likeable, well-paced trip into a world of ancient, supernatural conspiracy that lurks just under the surface of everyday life, which I'm always a sucker for. Strong characterization, interesting ideas in the world-building and magic system, and enough going on to keep my attention throughout. Overall I'm very pleased to've read this. Well done, Helen!
**Find this and other reviews @ The Demon Librarian**

Mythology has been on my radar for a little while now, and after meeting the lovely Helen Boswell on Twitter, I decided it was high time I satisfied my curiosity and bumped it to the top of my pile. I'm glad I did, too. Mythology is a good, solid read, and a fine start to a series that has lots of potential.

The story is told from the POV of orphaned high school senior Hope, who has the ability to see auras and flashes of others' not-so-pleasa
Feb 12, 2013 Megunz rated it it was amazing
Mythology is a very creative twist on the supernatural world, written by Helen Boswell.

Book description:

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 t
Christianna Marks
Mar 10, 2013 Christianna Marks rated it it was amazing
Shelves: own-it, 2013-reads
You can read this review and many others at my YA book blog The White Unicorn

This book just went ahead and blew my mind. It didn't ask permission, it just did it. And I'm glad that it took me by surprise like it did. I feel like Hope in the book. She says this line... yeah this one...

"I'm totally blown away by this. I probably look like a comatose squirrel because I can't remember how to swallow my food."

Ok, so I wasn't eating when I was reading this, but who cares. That line is pure gold. Speak
Elise Valente
Jan 07, 2013 Elise Valente rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Mythology has an original and engaging storyline, one that sucked me in immediately. I have gotten rather jaded about the YA genre, simply because of all the horribly written and disgustingly sappy novels that have glutted the market in this genre. However, Helen Boswell has given me renewed faith in the genre. This is definitely an author I will be following!

(Potential Spoilers!)

The story is about a girl named Hope. She has the ability to see people's darkest secrets. Strange things begin happe
Aseel (In My Secret -Book- World)
Mar 09, 2013 Aseel (In My Secret -Book- World) rated it really liked it
Shelves: for-review
**An ecopy was provided by author in exchange of an honest review**

Built in a world where demons and angels roam freely under the human radar undetected, Mythology is a very unique book. I love how even though I have read many books on angels and demons, Mythology still managed to surprise me. Some things about both spices were similar to other books I've read but the concept of it all and how things worked was new and really pulled me in.

When two schools are brought together, Hope Gentry never
David James
Nov 12, 2012 David James rated it it was amazing
This is a story of hope, both literal and not. A story of love and loss. Of dangerous legends that live and breathe among us. In MYTHOLOGY, Boswell reveals her secrets slowly, and in doing so her world bends and sticks in your mind like a mystery unwilling to be easily solved. Brilliantly told, this is a story that lingers even when the final page has been turned.

There are demons in MYTHOLOGY. Good and evil things rip through the story as though listening to whispers of Homer himself, and its a
Emma Hart
Dec 21, 2012 Emma Hart rated it it was amazing
*clears throat* *cue sing song voice* LOOOOOOVE.

Is that obvious enough? No? I'll explain.

I instantly loved Hope. She's.. fresh, for want of a better word. I don't think I've read a novel with a character like her, and I read A LOT. So - one point to Helen for that. And Hope is believable. I really connected with her as a main character.

And, and, *screams* MICAH. *fangirls.*

Hang on, hang on. Excuse me for a second.

*gets up, screams while stamping and waving arms*

Okay, I'm good. Maybe.

Yeah. So.
Mary Jo
Oct 03, 2012 Mary Jo rated it it was amazing
I purchased this book from Braun books in Cedar City, Utah and initially started reading it because: 1) I know the author, 2.) I'm from Buffalo and am intimately familiar with the setting for this book, and 3.) My daughter shares the name of the main character, Hope. Needless to say, this book had a lot to live up to in my eyes when I started it. I began reading it with the mindset of "let’s see how much I can recognize and ferret out of it based on my connections to it."

In all honesty, by the t
Konstanz Silverbow
Sep 19, 2012 Konstanz Silverbow rated it it was amazing
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
Laura *Little Read Riding Hood*
No lie, I loved this book cover to cover. From the characters to the story to the end, it was perfect.

Micah is so flipping adorable. I've never crushed on a teenage character quite so fast. Really, it was kind of creepy the feelings I had. I just wanted to go back to my 17 year old self and snuggle right up to him. And even though Hope is technically the MC, I focused on Micah - probably too much. And I got a little jealous. See? Creepy stalker girl, right here.

But in her defense, Hope is real.
Shelli Proffitt Howells
Sep 13, 2012 Shelli Proffitt Howells rated it it was amazing
I have a confession to make.

I'm not a big fan of angel/demon stories.

But I think Ms. Boswell may have changed my mind.

“Mythology” is very well-written. I liked Hope, the main character, from the beginning. She is a typical teenager with a bit of an old soul. And it doesn't take long to figure out why. Her ability to see souls is intriguing and disturbing. She falls in love with Micah, a super hot guy from school, but he isn't as perfect as he seems to be.

Ms. Boswell is not afraid to tackle some
M. Joseph Murphy
May 17, 2013 M. Joseph Murphy rated it it was amazing
I read Mythology right after reading Divergent and Insurgent by @VeronicaRoth. In comparison, I found Mythology significantly better written and more interesting than Divergent. No disrespect to Veronica Roth. It’s simply a sign of how well-constructed and entertaining this book is.

The synopsis may sound like typical YA subject matter but this is not your typical high school paranormal romance novel. Hope is a perfectly flawed and genuine young woman. There is nothing idealized about her. She ma
Feb 04, 2013 Nicole rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2013
I'm so glad I read this! I would've been friends with Hope and Robin in school and even now lol ... Hope has been tested on more levels than anyone should ever be but instead of letting it win, she remained strong and became even stronger. Then there's the new boy in school.. The blonde hottie that is afraid to let anyone close to him (Micah)... well its the girl sees boy, boy sees girl and crash lol literally.. Can't forget Jonathan he has his swoon moments too..He becomes a friend and a very i ...more
Jan 15, 2013 Jen rated it really liked it
What I loved:
I really enjoyed this. It's unlike any other mythology inspired book I've read because it takes into account free will in addition to the good and evil that resides in all of us. The detailed world building makes you feel as if you've just stepped into the story and Hope and Micah are both strong, well developed characters. They both have interesting abilities that when combined, add an extra level of uniqueness to the storyline. I'm really looking forward to seeing where their jour
Carey Heywood
Nov 02, 2012 Carey Heywood rated it it was amazing
Loved the concept! Demons, I feel like I've read a lot of paranormal and haven't come across a demon character that wasn't just a mindless evil tool of havoc. This author has created this whole new world that neatly fits into the one we already live it. Let me just put this out there, I would not mind being able to see people's auras. How cool would that be? This was a hard book to put down, I would recommend to any of my friends who are into paranormal fiction and anyone into YA romance.
Tasha Seegmiller
Mar 01, 2016 Tasha Seegmiller rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ya-books
Real characters, real issues, and some extra abilities to boot. Readers will fall for Hope and Micah, but for different reasons, and celebrate their story that is different from anything I've read before. Great start to a series.
Bambie Ervin
Mar 16, 2013 Bambie Ervin rated it it was amazing
I love you... Second book please....
Literati Literature Lovers
Dec 06, 2012 Literati Literature Lovers rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Young Adult Paranormal
Title: Mythology
Author: Helen Boswell
Genre: Young Adult Paranormal
Grade/Rating” 5 out of 5

This book was purchased by me, the reader, and I thought I would go ahead and review it since it was such a good read!


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 Condi
Nov 21, 2012 Rosieposie rated it it was amazing
Title: Mythology

Author: Helen Boswell

Genre: Young Adult Paranormal

Grade/Rating” 5 out of 5

This book was purchased by me, the reader, and I thought I would go ahead and review it since it was such a good read!


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 Condi
Danielle Young
Oct 29, 2013 Danielle Young rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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 defend ...more
Dani Morales
Nov 25, 2012 Dani Morales rated it it was amazing
So I know I’ve said it before but I will say it again….I absolutely love finding new authors to read! First with David James’ Light of the Moon, to now…Helen Boswell’s Mythology…serious LOVE! I’ve always been drawn to fantasy or mythology; it’s something that’s in my blood I think. It fascinates me on all the ways it can be interpreted depending on the person who’s doing the telling. Helen had my attention from the first page. I got completely immersed in her world of Guardians, Demons, and Sou ...more
Apr 21, 2013 Seirra rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
A review copy was provided for an honest review. 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 certain ...more
Stephanie Parent
Feb 12, 2013 Stephanie Parent rated it it was amazing
My strongest reaction to Mythology really applies to the last quarter of the book, but I still think it’s the best way to start this review.
So…for that nail-biting last quarter of the book, I continually found myself thinking,

I did NOT expect this to be so freaking dark and gritty and intense. I knew it was a book about demons, but still… WHOA!

And in case you were wondering, that’s a good thing. A very good thing!

I think one reason the increasing intensity of Mythology surprised me is that the
Apr 27, 2013 Michelle rated it really liked it
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
Oct 16, 2012 Pam rated it it was amazing
You know how cars have seat belts well you will wish you had a set for wherever you when you read this book. I was on the edge reading this fantastic story. Hope is a different female character than you may be use to. She has had a dark past that still haunts her sometimes but she is doing her best to over come that. She can also see souls and that is something she tries to keep secret from everyone. She meets Micah who has a few secrets his self. Some he doesn't even know about but they are bi ...more
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