Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Destined Review

Destined by Jessie Harrel

Publisher: Mae Day Publishing
Release Date: November 17th/2011
Pages: 360
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A copy was provided for review from the author 

What It's About!

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.


I just love books that are about or have greek mythology in them, I just find them so interesting, especially the ones in the YA genre. Destined is about Eros "accidentally" falling in love with Psyche, a normal mortal girl who's a princess, but also turns out to be more than they both knew.

I just thought this book was so cute and romantic, some parts got me bored a little bit, but it was pretty good most of the time. One of the things I didn't feel like was touched on was where Alexa, a servant nypmh from Pshyche's new palace went. One moment she's there, then she's not, then it's the end of the book and I'm like, ok, what ever happened to her?? I really liked her character so I was disappointed when I didn't get a conclusion as to where she ended up by the end of the book.

The book is based heavily around Eros, Psyche and Eros's mother, Aphrodite, but there were other characters too, like Psyche's annoying, mean sister. I'm glad she wasn't in the book very much. I really liked how Aphrodite started out as one thing, then by the end was completely different even though she hadn't technically changed. It was a very good twist to the story I hadn't seen coming at all. I finished this book in 2 sittings, I just couldn't put it down, it was so good! I couldn't wait to find out if Eros and Psyche actually ended up together in the end with everything they had to go through, it was just so romantic and got me so emotionally evolved.

I for sure think anyone who likes greek mythology would probably like Destined, it's such a nice new story on something as old as the greek mythology. 


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