Friday, 21 December 2012

Update - and Review of Mythology by Helen Boswell

Okay. You guys. Hey!

First, I've just hit the 40k mark in the first draft of Never Forget - but let's not forget I have about 5-10k of random later scenes written. Hehe. So I'd guess I'm looking at a February release for this - and because of that I'm currently taking sign ups for the Cover Reveal on the 7th January, 2013. Don't have a blog? It's no problem - a friend is sharing it on her Twitter account, so maybe you could do the same, or on Facebook. I'm grateful for any and all support. If you're interested, you can sign up HERE. (<-- click here. Ha.)

Second, this time is year is crazy for me. If you follow me on Twitter, (@EmmaHartAuthor) you'll know my daughter turns 2 on Sunday so I am crazy busy trying to prepare for that, Christmas, and still find time to write. It's near on impossible. So, because of that, this will be my last post until after Christmas. So now I'll say it - I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas, eat lots and drink plenty. (I know I will) ;)

Third, I am SUCH a slacker. No joke. The date on the email Helen sent me said the 5th December.. *slaps hand* ...also because I promised to post this yesterday. Oops.

Life and technology got in the way of that one.

But anyway, here I am, FINALLY ready to post my review. Helen, dear, I'm so sorry you had to wait so long.

And again, it's in no way influenced by crazy Twitter convos. Just had to put that one out there.


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 Demon Impiorum?
A boy meets girl story that will test your notions of good versus evil.

My Review:

*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. Micah. Haha. I think I'm pretty much in love with this kid, fangirling aside. Just, phew. Can I even string a sentence together? No.. Apparently not. 

*deep breath* So, he's hot. WAY HOT. *faints*

I think I'll move on.

I loved Helen's concept of angels. Again, it was fresh and realistic. I don't know if I've ever heard them explained the way she did - but I loved it. And Jonathan.. 

Oh, Jonathan. I hated him and I loved him. But secretly maybe fancied him? Sigh. Helen, I need more. 

Twists and turns in Mythology make for a compelling, don't-you-dare-put-me-down kinda read. I read it in one sitting - whilst doing everything else with one hand, one eye and quarter of a brain. *shrugs* 

Helen pulls you so deep into her world of angels, demons and love. You'll laugh, oh my god, and maybe cry a bit. Even now, a good two weeks after reading Mythology I can sit and write a fairly detailed review because it's just stuck in my mind. 

I completely loved this story - and Helen, can we hurry the sequel along please? I have it on good authority Micah is missing me. ;)

This is 100% a five star book. SO GO AND BUY IT! 

(They really need to get more stars.)

Where to buy:

About The Author: 

I think every child is gifted in some way. For me, I was a complete bookworm from the time I could sound out the words on the page. (And I'll be forever thankful to my mother for allowing me to read at the kitchen table during mealtimes.) Reading naturally led to writing by the time I was eight or nine - I started writing fantasy stories, dabbled in contemporary fiction, and even tried a little romance. MYTHOLOGY is an urban fantasy/love story and in that way reflects some of my earliest writing interests.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you, Emma! Love the fangirl response :)
    There will be more of all three (Hope, Micah, Jonathan)...soon!