Thursday, August 30, 2012
Welcome to my tour stop on the Painted Blind tour! I've got some blurbings and a great giveaway for you! Woot!
Painted Blind by Michelle A. Hansen
Seventeen years old and agoraphobic, Psyche Middleton vows her dad will never see the risqué photos she took during a summer modeling stint abroad, but one of them ends up on a billboard in her Montana hometown. Now everyone—especially her dad—can see it. And yet, somehow, those are the mundane things in her life because she is about to fall unexpectedly, head-over-heels in love with Erik, a mysterious young man who rescues her from a crowd of admirers, and who she’s never actually seen because…he can make himself invisible.

As strange as this may seem, it’s about to get even stranger. Erik takes her to his palace in an idyllic kingdom, and she is swept into the beauty and culture of his world, but his affection has one condition: she may not see him. Overtaken, intrigued, and still not wholeheartedly believing he’s real, Psyche is going to have to decide if she can love him blindly; because if she can’t, she may lose him forever

Inky's Blurbings:
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)
3 Stars

~About the Author~

Michelle A. Hansen was raised in southeastern Washington. She earned her bachelor of arts degree in English teaching from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, and taught high school English for six years. She and her husband have four children.

~Find Michelle~

As part is this totally fun tour US residents have a chance to win a signed paperback of Painted Blind! Good luck!
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Thanks for stopping by! Cya next time!

1 comment:

  1. I love the story of Cupid & Psyche. It is my favorite mythology story...


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