Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Blog tour: Review: Painted Blind by Michelle Hansen

Title: Painted Blind
Author: Michelle A Hansen
Series: N/A
Publisher: Indie
Published: May 3, 2012

  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. That is 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 actually never 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 not wholeheartedly believing he's real, she is going to have to decide if she can love him blindly. Because if she can’t, she may lose him forever.

A wild, romantic adventure that travels at breakneck speed, Michelle A. Hansen’s debut is a fantastical journey filled with laughter, danger, and the indomitable power of love.
Painted Blind reminds us that one can overcome seemingly insurmountable odds with fortitude and a little luck and is a testament to the fact that real love is worth fighting for.

   Taken by the hand and drawn to love- is my reaction to this book.  Yes, I love Greek mythology.  Yes, I love retellings. Yes, I love romance.  Stir them in a pot with a bucket full of good writing you have the book....... Percy Jackson.... I'm joking, I'm joking.  When you stir and mix and laugh over the boiling pot you get Painted Blind. 
    Well, our Heroine, Psyche- cool name, right?- went off to do some modeling in Italy that she didn't think would end up  here in the US.  Well, Psyche, apparently didn't take ICT II in 8th grade to know how fast these things go around.  :P  At a local shop we meet our newest edition to the basement, girls and sparse guys that read the blog.  And he won't let her see him.  (His name is Eric by the way.)
     It was darker than what I was expecting.  I didn't get the bubbly writing I thought I was going to get- although no complaints there.  If I want a soft bubbly book I can always go pick up Anna and the French Kiss and fall in love all over again. 
   Which is why I have so many favorite books,  you can't just pick one favorite book because you love another one just the same except for different elements.  But I must say, I have a new favorite greek retelling.  Sorry, Aphrodite's Blessings,  you aren't exactly in the same catagory as this writer.
                         With Bookish Love,

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