Wednesday, February 27, 2013


  • Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Mae Day Publishing (November 17, 2011)
  • ISBN-10: 0615500951
  • Author: Jessie Harrell
  • Cover art: Love it! I want a ring like that.
  • Overall rating: **** out of 5 stars
  • Obtained: My personal library

Destined by Jessie Harrell
Reviewed by Moirae the fates book reviews.

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. (Synopsis provided by goodreads)

This book has been in my TBR pile since it was released. I love Greek myths, but for some reason it took me a long time to get to this one. I did enjoy it for the most part, but it was knocked down to four stars because there were a few things that I felt pulled me out of the story. First, the cheesecake, I wasn't there, but I don't think they had cheesecake in Ancient Greece. That pulled me out of my fantasy like state of being in Ancient Greece while I was reading it.

The other thing that pulled me away was for some reason in my copy of the book at least, the font would change for no reason at all, and that always threw me off.

Aside from that, I did really like this re-telling. I really liked Harrell's Eros, he was super hot. I liked Psyche as well, there were times I felt really bad for her, and times I wanted to shake her to get her to realize what she was doing. 

I loved how we got to see several of the gods and goddesses, that was a real treat! I do hope that Harrell writes more re-tellings as I would jump at the chance to buy of them. 

I did feel like the end was a bit short, I would have liked to have been able to see more in the last chapter then we did, the location that Psyche is in I so wanted to spend more time at that location and get to see more of it. It was magical!

The story over all was fabulous I loved this one and it's not a myth that I have been able to find a re-telling of and being as it's one of my favorites, it was a real treat when I found out about it.

If you like Greek myths and re-tellings, then I highly recommend this one!

So say we all!