Thursday, August 30, 2012
So to tell the truth I didn't know what this book was about the first time I saw it or heard it and even started to read it. When I found out it was a retelling of the Greek myth of Pysche and Eros I was intrigued. I didn't know much of the myth but the idea was very interesting. Not being able to see the guy you might be in love with? Coolness. But as I was reading there were hints at the fairy-tale East O The Sun, West O The Moon. So I don't know if they are just similar or something like that. Or the same.... either way it was cool.
Pysche, and interesting character with an interesting name. Seriously, I mean I get this a retelling, but who names their kid PYSCHE?! It's not even a nickname, just Psyche. Overall she was a pretty good character, but I didn't feel as connected to her as some characters I've read about. First off we have....the risky-porn-photo that her big secret from her modeling shoot over the summer. She can't let her dad see that or she's dead. What happens? It's the new National Billboard. Whoopsies. Honestly, if you didn't want anyone to see it, why take it in the first place? Oh right, dough. Lots of dough. So that first thing wasn't too impressive in my head.
Then we have Erik. This mysterious invisible guy who shows up and starts being friends with her. If you read the synopsis you'd know why. It was an interesting romance I'll admit. Not being able to see this guy who you're attracted to? HARDNESS. It felt like it was a little too fast when they started k-i-s-s-i-n-g, but I liked him and how they still developed. Thought I didn't get as in love or connected to Erik as I like in good boys. Psyched kind of just fell in love and that's what we see. The romantic side of him for the most part. At least her best friend had a head of reason though. Haha. Yeah I liked Savannah. Cool name to.
So maybe it sounds like I was just annoyed with this book. Sure somethings got to me, but I do owe some goodness to it. The writing was fantastic. Michelle did a great job of making it run smoothly as well as introductions and details where necessary. And reading it wasn't a pain. It was enjoyable and fun. It's the after-thoughts that got me. :D Maybe it's just me, but if you like Greek retellings and neat romances then this book might be for you!
Content - Mild
(light language a few times, kissing, laying on bed, mention of feeling hands on chest, etc, a couple moments of innuendo)
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