Sara’s Review: Mythos by Vrinda Pendred

MythosMythos (The Descendants #1)
written by Vrinda Pendred
published by Vrinda Pendred

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Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange  for an honest review.

Did I enjoy this book: 
The first aspect of the book that struck me was the characters. They are well developed and multi-dimensional. Quality characters are a must for me, and Mythos does not disappoint. I was immediately drawn to Itzy–she has just enough “every girl” to relate to a wide range of readers while still having plenty of mystery to keep us interested.

The plot was engaging and kept me wanting more up to the end. I have to admit I was a little worried when I discovered there were “aliens” (there are so many ways to go wrong with aliens), but it was very well done. I am also a lover of all sorts of mythology, so I really enjoyed that Pendred incorporated several different ancient cultures into her story.
Further, I was quite impressed with how imaginative the characters’ alien powers are. The descriptions of how Itzy and the others use their mental powers are very engaging and very cool, too! The only thing that bothers me is that several of the characters have very powerful abilities. In fact they are so powerful I was left wondering why the climax even needed to occur because Aiden could have resolved the issue with a thought. This is always a risk in magical worlds, because if you give your characters amazing powers your plot has to be robust enough to support them. A tiny bit of willing suspension of disbelief got me past this though, because I love magic.
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Would I recommend it: I sure would! Mythos has everything a lover of paranormal young adult fiction is looking for: magical beings, unrequited love, love triangles, cool mythology, and a slightly misfit heroine! What’s not to love? I certainly want to read the rest of the series!

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About the book – from Goodreads: 17-year-old Itzel Loveguard has a secret. The stories she can’t seem to stop writing…sometimes they come true. And now she thinks she may have killed her own father.

But she’s not the only one. Her estranged half-brother Oz and his unfailingly charming friend Seth can do things too. And so can the handsome grey-eyed boy, who seems to have stepped right out of Itzy’s dreams and has been travelling to London in search of the mysterious black pulse.

Suddenly, Itzy is flung on an emotional journey as she struggles to come to terms with her traumatic past – and it leads her into a strange new world of magic and mythology.

Now she finds herself questioning everything she’s ever believed…and wondering who her father thought was coming for her.

 

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