Books Completed: 58
Completion Date: February, 2009
Publication Date: May, 2008
Reason for Reading: New Author Challenge.
But this is whatWell, I cannot say I am sure what to say about this book. Here is the situation: I thought it was a good book, but I didn't like it! I know this might not make sense to people, but I am not really sure how else to put it. It is just not my type of book, I guess is the best way to look at it. I just don't think Francesca's writing style is something that I can grow to like. I have another book by her here to read and while it sounds like something I will really like, I find myself picking away at it. Sometimes books written in a poetic style appeal to me, but generally I am not much for overly showy writing. It is sort of like I am a meat and potatoes type of gal, but with writing and not food. I couldn't get passed the fact that she was trying too hard. I did like the idea behind the story, though. I probably would've liked the story in its entirety if it wasn't for the writing style. It's unfortunate that it just didn't work for me, but I tried!
I could not give up:
I could not give up myself
Psyche has known Love—scented with jasmine and tasting of fresh oranges. Yet he is fleeting and fragile, lost to her too quickly. Punished by self-doubt, Psyche yearns to be transformed, like the beautiful and brutal figures in the myths her lover once spoke of. Attempting to uncover beauty in the darkness, she is challenged, tested, and changed by the gods and demons who tempt her. Her faith must be found again, for if she is to love, she must never look back.
The ties to the Greek myth, though, were what kept me turning the page. I guess just because I didn't necessarily like her writing style, it did not mean that I didn't like the story. It is the retelling of 'Eros and Psyche' and she did do a good job of both staying true to the story and revamping it a bit. I think I am a little alone in not being a big fan of this book. I don't even know if it is the fact that it was free verse or the fact that I don't like Block's writing. I have another book on the go by her right now and I am not a big fan of it so far, either.
So, I will leave you with other reviews:
Things Mean A Lot
Once Upon a Bookshelf