Friday, October 14, 2011

Book Review: Destined


by Jessie Harrell
Release date: 17th November, 2011
Publisher: Mae Day Publishing
Edition: ebook given by the author in exchange for an honest review

Summary from Goodreads:

When Psyche receives a prophecy gone horribly wrong, she learns that even the most beautiful girl in Greece can have a hideous future. Her fate? Fall in love with the one creature even the gods fear.

As she feels herself slipping closer into the arms of the prophecy, Psyche must choose between the terrifyingly tender touch she feels almost powerless to resist and the one constant she's come to expect out of life: you cannot escape what is destined.

Destined is a fresh and heartachingly romantic retelling of the Cupid & Psyche myth from debut novelist, Jessie Harrell.

Review By Alaiel Kreuz:

I'm going to make a wild guess here and assume that all of you know about the myth of "Eros & Psyche". Because, you know the story, right?

Hum... let me tell you something. If you are like me, a HUGE fan of Greek mythology and you have read a thousand times in diferents books or encyclopedias Eros & Psyche's myth then you are going to love this book. Why? Because, in my case, I always found explanations of the myth or breve summaries of what happened but they never were deep enough, intriguing enough, good enough. This is your chance to READ what happened (of course, like every book in a case like this the author's interpretation leads the story) and the reactions, the expectations and the feelings of the characters are as real as they can be, it's a delightful, easy and entertaining read full of fun characters and great twists.

Yes, this book is good. I had a great time reading it, in fact, it took me less than a day to finish it because I just couldn't stop reading.

And, if you are not familiar with Greek mythology then why don't you give it a chance? It's so full of twisted characters, crazy events and amazing creatures that you will never get bored, it's impossible.

I enjoyed the book even more because is not one of those myths that have been transported into the present time. Nothing against them, don't misunderstand me, but I think it's brave to develop one of the greatest love stories in History.

Alaiel's Rating:

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  1. Oh wow, this sounds good. Great review, I'll add this to my TBR list.

  2. I love the cover of this book, first of all. Second, I do love mythology so I'm going to have to add this to my TBR pile. Great review!

  3. Thank you so much for the kind & thoughtful review! It means a lot to me that you liked that I kept the story set in ancient times. That's one of my favorite things about it. HUGS!!

  4. I agree with you-demigods are as overused as vampires these days. This author has certainly accomplished something by being so different.


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