Destined By Jessie Harrell
- Publisher: Mae Day Publishing (November 17, 2011)
- Length: 368 pages
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0615500951
- ISBN-13: 978-0615500959
- Source And Purchase: Amazon.Com (link to purchase HERE)
"As he approached, I heard the flapping of wings, like an overgrown eagle. The sound dissolved when he landed at the edge of the open window. A rush of wind flew past me and extinguished the flames in the fireplace. Stars glimmered behind him but his body was encircled in black."
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.
If you are a fan of Greek Mythology then Jessie Harrell's debut novel is just the book for you. It is a retelling (of sorts) of the love between Psyche and Eros (a.k.a. Cupid). It is a little more modernized in some of the things Psyche may say but not enough to take you out of the ancient Greek setting that is so beautifully set before us. I have always loved Greek Mythology and find this a nice take on a classic tale. Kudos to Jessie for making this version a young adult novel so young readers can appreciate a Greek myth without the coarseness of the original. I also love that love conquers all aspect. Psyche goes to hell, or really in her case Hades, and back to be with the man (God) she loves and that is a very commendable attribute. Now a days not too many people can say they would do that to be with the man that they love. It was also nice to read a story were the main characters don't fall instantly in love. I like that they learn to love each other which is a refreshing change of pace. Don't get me wrong it can be nice to read a book where the characters seem to almost instantly fall in love, I just mean it is nice every one in a while, for a couple to have friction in the beginning. It makes the story more interesting and makes you wonder what is it going to take for these two people to fall in love. On a scale from 1-10 I give Destined an 8. The story over all was good but at times it did take me a bit to get into it. If you are a fan of true love and Greek Mythology you need to pick yourself up a copy of Destined and let their magical story take your breath away. Don't forget if you leave your e-mail address in the comments, you'll be automatically entered to win an e-book copy Of Destined. The contest will stay open for 48 hours after this post goes live, and then Jessie will use random.org to select a winner. Available formats include .mobu, .epub, and .pdf. And please be sure to visit the other stops on Destined's official blog tour for chances to win copies of Destined and other goodies.
Author Jessie Harrell
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