Title: The Gatekeeper's Sons (Gatekeeper's Trilogy #1)
Author: Eva Pohler
Source: review Copy
Format:Paperback, 384 pages
Published: August 13th 2012 by Green Press/Eva Pohler (first published August 12th 2012)
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 Thoughts on The Gatekeeper's Sons:
Very curious to know which is Hyp and which is Than. The cover, I mean.
There is one type of book that 99.9% of the time if asked to review I will review and that's just because it's so fascinating! Can you guess what type of book that would be? No? Ok I'll tell you. Any book that delves into Greek mythology. Yeah like this one. Always curious to see what each author will come up with.
In Pohler's version Than and Hyp (funny nicknames!) are Hades' sons. Hyp is the trouble maker (picture a Damon Salvatore) and Than is the more thoughtful brother (picture Stefan Salvatore). Therese is the girl that unfortunately goes through a painful experience that some can relate to: her parent's murder. I couldn't empathize with Therese but I could sympathize and felt the need to help her except I can't obviously, good thing Than stepped in to help her. He's a great guy. Misjudged because of what he does but definitely a good guy. Now ladies if you happen to meet a guy names Hyp in your dreams STAY AWAY! Not because he's evil or anything but because...well you'll see why when you read it ;D.
There one thing I didn't like: Therese knows she has to avenge her parents to be with Than, meaning she has to kill the man who killed her parent's. She just says yes to this craziness! maybe it's because I'm completely against murder and killing people in general but how does one just say yes "I'll kill him"? Even if my parents had been murdered I would let justice do it's part.
From page one I couldn't put it down. I wanted to know what Therese would do to get her parents big, if she was going to be able at all, or if Than would figure out a way to help her out. Pit a girl against a grown man and we'll see who exactly wins. One more thing you're in for! Not just romance with the god of death but action in front of...well I won't tell you against who or it'll ruin the AMAZING ending!
Definite page turner, romance, adventure, Greek gods! if you like any or all of these things this is the book for you! Pick it up and read! NOW!
I've Rated The Gatekeeper's Sons: (4/5)