Review: The Gatekeeper’s Sons by Eva Pohler

Today I am reviewing The Gatekeeper’s Sons by Eva Pohler.  This is a wonderful paranormal young adult book.  I always enjoy stories that incorporate the Greek gods and goddesses.  This is a great first book in her series and I know I definitely will be picking up the other books.  Be sure to check out my whole review after the Book Blurb.


Gatekeeper's Sons Saga ebookFifteen-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.


In Eva Pohler’s The Gatekeeper’s Sons we first meet Therese as she and her parents are leaving a function honoring her mother’s accomplishments.  What Therese doesn’t know is what happens leaving this event will turn her world upside down.  This one event not only turns her world upside down but also that of Thanatos’s world.  He, who is used to living a solitary life,is now literally touched by emotions he thought he would never get the chance to experience.  Than immediately knows he wants Therese but he knows he wants Therese to learn to love him for who he is and not because he is a God.  Than decides to go to his father, Hades and ask to be made mortal for a small amount of time to woo Therese and help her to avenge the wrong that has been done to her.  In the end will Therese be able to avenge her parents and be with Than or will Therese forever be mortal and live in fear for her own life?

I loved this book.  I thought is was a great story that is definitely hard to put down.  You immediately fall for the characters and root for Therese and Than to be together.  Though I did feel that I figured out what the outcome would be thanks to the thoroughness of the character development I was still sad when I was right.  I really loved how the story turned and how the incorporation of the Gods influences moved the story.  When I finally reached the end of the story I just stared at the page hoping for more.  I am so very grateful that the next two books in the series are already out and they will be immediately placed on my TBR list if not started ASAP.  If you enjoy a good romance with some PG Young Adult action you will adore this book and you will be like me and run to pick up the next in the series.

I’d like to thank Eva Pohler for letting me review her book and Innovative Online Book Tours for letting me host today’s spot on the tour.  If you’d like to learn more about Eva Pohler you can stop by any of her sites listed below.  For more about The Gatekeeper’s Sons you can go to Amazon, Barnes and Noble or any other book retailer.


Snapshot_20120414_13 (3)Eva Pohler writes fiction for teens and adults and teaches writing and literature at The University of Texas at San Antonio, where she lives with her husband, three kids, two dogs, and two rats. She’s also an avid lover of books and animals.


1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. evapohler
    Aug 06, 2013 @ 01:51:29

    Thanks so much for your review and for having me on your awesome blog!


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