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Thursday, April 11, 2013

{REVIEW} Destined by Jessie Harrell

Destined by Jessie Harrell


Author: 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.

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 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.


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Julie @ Books and Insomnia

Julie is a Filipina blogger who pretends she has insomnia so she can stay up late reading. When she's not buried in books, she can be found watching anime, drinking chocolate-flavored instant coffee, lurking on the internet, daydreaming and talking about herself in third person. She loves purple and anything sweet!


  1. You totally made my night reading this. So glad you loved it. ((hugs))

    1. Aww.. You don't know how your comment made me smile like ^______^.

  2. I love anything mythology-retelling, so this is definitely one I'd like to learn more about!


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