Thursday, March 8, 2012

Destined by Jessie Harrell

Destined by Jessie Harrell

I picked up this book the other day because I had heard so many wonderful things about it and the cover art is truly to die for. It's so beautiful, I guess I was judging a book by its cover. Not only because of the cover but also the wonderful things said about it, really made me want to go out and see for myself what all the hype was.

Synopsis off amazon:

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.

Now I am a huge lover of Greek Mythology and all things mythical so that really enticed me to read the book, I wanted to see her take on Psyche and Eros, and all the other Greek Gods. The best part is the book was so enjoyable to read. You really get into the story and want to know more about the characters and why they are doing the things they are doing. You root for the good guys, you hope the bad guys don't prevail, get shocked as you learn things. The characters struggles are relate-able, you want love to prevail.

The best part for me is all the mystery in the story, no one ever knows whats really going on. It keeps all the characters on their toes. I also love the Ferryman. The underworld is such a lonely place.

Pick up a copy of this book if you love romance, greek mythology and mythical creatures. I promise you'll be glad that you did.

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