DestinedAuthor: Jessie Harrell
Genre: YA Fantasy/Mythology
Published: November 17, 2011 by Mae Day Publishing
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.
I must admit that even though I am a fan of Greek mythology, I've never heard the story of Eros and Psyche before. Hell, I didn't even know Psyche! So when I came across this book and saw that it's a Greek myth retelling, I immediately knew I had to read it.
Aaaaannndd.... I didn't like it. I LOVED IT! Destined is sweet and passionate and romantic. I don't really get to read a lot of romance in mythology so I really embraced this one. It was beautiful. The hate-love relationship of Eros and Psyche is kinda cute. Though I don't approve of keeping someone against their will, (that sounds like illegal detention) I can't bring myself to dislike Eros. He's conceited and a bit full of himself so it was interesting to see how he changed for love. I also admire Psyche for her bravery to accept her destiny even though she had no idea what's in store for her. I especially liked whenever Eros visits Psyche at night. The mystery of Psyche not seeing her captor made everything more interesting.
Destined was a really wonderful retelling. Creatively written and well thought of, it's definitely one of my favorite mythology-themed books now. Jessie Harrell did an amazing job of bringing Eros and Psyche's love story to another level of awesome.