Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday (36)

Destined - Jessie Harrell
*November 17th, 2011 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.

Destined is a fresh and heartachingly romantic retelling of the Cupid & Psyche myth from debut novelist, Jessie Harrell.

Featuring this one as a "waiting on" book for a number of reasons. First off, it's a pretty striking cover. The pale tones and colour scheme are very soft and seem to fit Psyche very well. Secondly, it's a mythical re-telling of Cupid & Psyche.

It seems like myth re-tellings are pretty big in the YA realm these days, but excited about this one nonetheless. (I actually took a course on Classical Mythology lately, which was very interesting!)

So what're you waiting on this Wednesday?

*WoW is hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine


Jessie Harrell said...

Thank you so much for featuring Destined on your blog today. I'm glad you like the cover and I hope you'll love the story. :)

Anonymous said...

This book does sound really intriguing. I know a little of the Cupid Psyche myth but I mostly remember being disturbed by it. I can't wait to see how the author handles it.
As for the cover, I'm not usually a fan of anything monochromatic or washed out but this one does both while still being spectacular. The reclining posture is perfect. The whole thing is like a modern interpretation of Renessaince paintings of the Greek myths. Talk about getting it right.

Karis Jacobstein said...

I hadn't heard of this one but it looks intriguing! Adding it to my list! Thanks!



Roshini said...

Just finished reading this one for review from Jessie! Worth the read! In Destined, Jessie Harrell really gives the story of Eros and Psyche a fresh twist!

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