{review+G!veaway} Painted Blind by Michelle Hansen

August 27, 2012 Giveaways, Reviews 19

For my stop on the Painted Blind tour I have my review of Painted Blind, in which I tell you all about it’s awesomeness, and some giveaways! Fun for everyone 🙂
Pages: 331
Publication Date: May 3, 2012 by CreateSpace
Age Group:YA/ upper YA
Source: blog tour
Series: N/A
Challenge(s): Ebook challenge, Young adult reading challenge, 150+ reading challenge,YA Mythology challenge, Standalone Challenge, ABC challenge
Buy this Book: Amazon
Summary(from Goodreads):

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.

I am on a mythology kick right now, and Painted Blind is hands down my favorite YA mythology book I have read in 2012. It has all the amazing elements of an epic myth but it also has a fantastic romance. I read the book twice already this year!

Psyche is one tough cookie. I loved her determination and sense of humor. I also thought her little quirk was adorable. I mean she is super beautiful and she doesn’t like crowds because of the attention. She just seemed so humble. Actually, erik did too. I think that’s what made them perfect for each other. But don’t worry, this is no easy path to romance for the two of them. In true mythology fashion, there was an epic quest that spanned long distances, and crazy hard tasks.

The world that Michelle Hansen created sucked me in immediately. I could not put this book down either time I read it. I connected with Psyche and Erik. I wanted Psyche to succeed so bad, and I couldn’t stop turning the pages- I was so engrossed in the story. The only thing that bugged me a little was the very start of the book. It was when Erik was sent to “take care’ of Psyche. I mean, that was the whole reason that he showed up at her school in the first place. but then as soon as he meets her, that is never brought up again in the story. I wished that it would have gotten addressed a little more or maybe saw Erik acknowledge it or struggle with it. But it didn’t take anything away from the story and I honestly only even thought about it after I was done reading.

Painted Blind is going to be amazing for fans of romance and mythology! Painted Blind has made me an instant Michelle Hansen fan, and has put her on my must read author watch list. Do yourself a favor and read Painted Blind. And then come back to me so we can squee and gush. 🙂

5/5 Gavels

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and now for the part where I tell you that you can win a copy of Painted Blind for yourself! You don’t want to miss out on this one. 
There are two giveaways for this tour! A US only one for 3 signed copies of Painted Blind. And one is international, for 5 signed post cards and 10 ebooks!! The US rafflecopter is first, followed by the international one. 

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19 Responses to “{review+G!veaway} Painted Blind by Michelle Hansen”

  1. kimbacaffeinate

    OOO awesome review and I love the sound of it! This was totally new to me, so thanks for sharing your thoughts on it. Glad it was/is one of your favorites..I when I enjoy a book that much!

  2. Joanne

    Congrats on the new release. This book sounds fantastic. Can’t wait to read it to see what Psyche decides.


  3. me

    Wow, five gavels? I can’t wait to get ahold of this one. Looks like the romance might be something more than most YA novels nowadays 🙂

  4. desitheblonde

    well i like allthe goodie i cllect the bookmark and cards and then i blogon them and then the books asoudn great and would love to run the book on the net for you

  5. Sophia Rose

    I love stories based in mythology too and the intriguing idea that he remains invisible is quite a hook. Sounds great!

    Thanks for sharing your review and for the giveaway opportunity.

  6. joannie

    This book would be difficult knowing you can’t see someone knowing your not blind. I have to read this one to see how this book works out. I will read then let my Grand daughter read cause we read the most same books. Thanks for the review plus new Author. Joannie Sparks

  7. Anita Yancey

    I loved the review! This book sounds really good, and I’d enjoy reading it. Thanks for having the giveaway.

  8. Dynie

    This sounds like an awesome book that I won’t want to get to the end of but can’t get to the end of fast of enough. lol Thanks for the chance to win in it.

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