Friday, July 19, 2013

Painted Blind Review

Painted Blind
Written By: Michelle A. Hansen
Published: May 3, 2012


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, where everyone—especially her dad—can see it. That becomes the least of her worries when she meets Erik, a mysterious guy who rescues her from a mob and who she’s never actually seen because he can make himself invisible.

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. Enchanted, intrigued, and not wholeheartedly believing he’s real, Psyche can’t bring herself to love him blindly. When she betrays his trust for a glimpse of his face, Psyche ends up at the mercy of Erik’s controlling mother, who demands that Psyche prove herself in order to be reunited with him. Psyche knows love is never easy, but this is ridiculous. She agrees to complete three impossible tasks to prove her devotion to Erik—or die trying. 

This modern retelling of the myth of Cupid and Psyche is a fantastical journey filled with laughter, danger, and the indomitable power of love.

My Thoughts:

Painted Blind was a retelling of the Cupid and Psyche myth and was amazingly well thought out. Psyche was a girl that decided to do a risque photo shoot as Venus during a modeling stint abroad only to unknowingly upset the goddess Venus herself. Venus employs the services of her son Erik to go check out this girl who portrays here in the photos. When Psyche meets Erik she is enthralled by him even though she has never actually seen him. Erik asks her to trust him and takes her to his kingdom and the only thing he asks is that she can not see him. Psyche can't seem to love him without seeing him and looks at his face and pays the consequences. Will Psyche be able to fix her Mistake or will she lose Erik forever?