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Monday, January 9, 2012

I am taking part in this years Mythology Challenge.
HERE for information.

My first mythology book this year (my goal is 10) is Destined by Jessie Harrell.
What an incredible book!
It is a retelling of the Psyche/Eros love story.
Jessie does an amazing job creating truly wonderful characters.  At first, I did not like Eros but, I came to love him as the story progressed.  His love for Psyche was true and complete.  Mom Aphrodite is a bit too much to take, but even she ended up being a great character.  Comic relief was provided by Hermes, his character was amusing and fun.   
The star of the book is Psyche herself.  She is a character you will just fall in love with!  She starts as a somewhat spoiled young daughter but ends up as an immortal.  

If you like Greek Mythology, and love a great story, do yourself a favor and read this book!


  1. thanks for the amazing review. I'm so happy that you enjoyed the story and loved Psyche. :)

  2. I added the YA Mythology button to Fairday's Blog! What a great idea- The book Cassandra should be on the list- I think that is the full title (but I may be wrong) and I think that this is the link to the right book on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/gp/reader/0374519048/ref=sr_1_4?p=S00I&keywords=Cassandra&ie=UTF8&qid=1326145774

    It's the story of Cassandra, Paris's psychic sister- and the story of Helen of Troy told from her perspective. It's a fabulous read- I loved it- read it over and over again- I think this was the book that first really started my path through mythology. I also love the story of Psyche and Eros- great review, thanks! ~ Jess

  3. It was Firebrand by Marion Zimmer Bradly! This is the book I described about Cassandra! The other one sounds really cool too though- here's the link to Firebrand: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/firebrand-marion-zimmer-bradley/1100309232?ean=9780451459244&itm=2&usri=firebrand

    ~ Jess