Book Review - "The Gatekeeper's Sons" by Eva Pohler

Book Overview

Fifteen-year-old Therese watches her parents die. While in a coma, she meets the twin sons of Hades—Hypnos, the god of sleep, and Thanatos, the god of death. She thinks she’s manipulating a dream, not kissing the god of death and totally rocking his world.Than makes a deal with Hades and goes as a mortal to the Upperworld to try and win Therese’s heart, but not all the gods are happy. Some give her gifts. Others try to kill her.The deal requires Therese to avenge the death of her parents. With the help of Than’s fierce and exotic sisters, the Furies, she finds herself in an arena face to face with the murderer, and only one will survive.

My Take

The Gatekeeper's Sons is a very interesting take on a blend of today's world and Greek mythology. Therese is a lovely character, who was persistently optimistic, despite the hurt she is feeling from her parent's deaths. I loved this about her, because in many books, the main character is so downtrodden it becomes annoying. I felt refreshed as Therese would often take a different view than those around her. 

Thanatos (or Than as he is called) is absolutely dreamy, and I couldn't help feel bad for this role he has been cast into in his life. His blossoming love for Therese is so much fun to watch and I loved to experience his reactions to so many things we take for granted in our world. Than and Therese's romantic banter is so much fun! His brother, Hypnos, is an absolute hoot and I loved his "playboy" attitude (I really look forward to learning more about him in subsequent books!). 

The book started off a little slow at first, but soon picked up the pace and was full of wonder and adventure. I especially loved the last chapters of the book, especially meeting all the different gods and the part they play in the destiny of Therese and Than. I highly recommend this book, especially for those who love Greek mythology!

Overall I give this book:

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About the Author

Amazon best-selling author Eva Pohler writes two types of stories: urban fantasy, peopled with the gods of Greek mythology, and nail-biting suspense. Both types feature compelling characters faced with seemingly impossible situations that push them to either man up or die.

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  1. I like Apollo; thanks for the giveaway. :)

  2. Thanks so much, Charles! I really appreciate this! <3

  3. I do not have any favorite, but thanks anyway :)

  4. Greek gods? Can it be a goddess? Because I'd choose Athena

  5. Well it's been years since my college days of literature and history so I don't know if this is a greek god or goddess or not, but I like Pandora and Athena :)

  6. I can't say I really have a favorite, but I do like the goddess Artemis.

  7. My favorite is Aphrodite - the goddess of love!

  8. I never really thought about this question before but I will say Aphrodite

  9. Athena is pretty cool...


  10. I have a few favorites! Athena, especially for her wisdom. Artemis, especially for her healing of women. And a lesser known one, Nemesis. She's the goddess of retribution.

  11. I'd pick Eros the God of love💗 thanks for participating in the hop💝💖

  12. Hecate would be my choice, even though she's a Goddess, not a God :)

  13. My favorite Greek god is actually a goddess...Artemis, goddess of the hunt and wild animals. Thank you for the giveaway! :)

  14. I don't have a favorite. Thanks for this fun blog hop!

  15. (Alisha S. in rafflecopter)
    My favorite is Artemis!


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