Blog Tour: ‘Painted Blind’ by Michelle A. Hansen Review and Giveaway

Blog Tour: ‘Painted Blind’ by Michelle A. Hansen Review and Giveaway

I received this book for free from blog tours in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Blog Tour: ‘Painted Blind’ by Michelle A. Hansen Review and GiveawayPainted Blind by Michelle A. Hansen
Published by CreateSpace on May 3rd, 2012
Genres: Love & Romance, Mythology, Retelling, Young Adult
Pages: 340
Format: eARC
Source: blog tours
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.

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I joined the blog tour for this because I thought the premise sounded so interesting. I seriously thought it was a contemporary romance and that she was an artist of some sort. Boy I’m sure glad I was wrong. This is the retelling of Eros and Psyche. I love mythology tales, but I only know the most popular ones. So imagine to my surprise I haven’t heard of this one. I’m so grateful to join this tour, because I enjoyed it immensely.

I highly recommend this book, not just for the beautiful love story even though it was instant, but because Psyche never gave up on Erik. I just wished they fell in love a lot longer. I also wanted to know more about Erik. There was a lack of personality happening there, just because Psyche saw him as perfect. I loved the secondary characters though. I felt I knew them more than I did Erik.

Michelle writes so beautifully, adding details here and there. The pacing is perfect as it picks up in different chapters and slows down in others to give us a break from the emotional cries. I can’t help but love the world she has painted. It actually seems like paradise. On the other hand, Hades is exactly how I would picture it. Pain and suffering beyond belief, I couldn’t help but feel a little scared. It was too vivid, too real. Too freaky! Maybe it had to do with the fact that I read it late at night?

The only thing that should change is the cover. The cover lacks personality and could be a beautiful cover if they redesigned it. Take a chance on this one, I highly recommend it. This is one of my favourite reads I’ve read this year. I want to read it again because I’m sure I missed something.


Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind.
Love cannot live without trust.
I’d wanted the shell instead of the pearl inside.
Pretty much every woman who sees him wants to have his child.
You are such a beautiful woman, and it has nothing to do with that pretty face.
I had never brought clothes like this for myself. I had never wanted to turn heads or flatter my figure.

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  1. Courtney

    September 5, 2012 at 3:04 PM

    Hmmmm, a mythology tale, should be an interested read. May have to pick it up if I don’t win.

  2. Caitlin

    September 1, 2012 at 11:54 PM

    This looks interesting. I haven’t heard of it, but I love mythology retellings.

  3. Tiffa

    September 1, 2012 at 5:26 AM

    I love the looks of this book! 😀

  4. Megan

    August 31, 2012 at 3:10 PM

    Sounds very interesting. I can’t wait to read it!

  5. Tiff

    August 31, 2012 at 10:23 AM

    Really interesting premise – I’m curious to see how this retelling will pan out!

  6. Elizabeth (Stuffed Shelves)

    August 30, 2012 at 8:48 PM

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  7. Michelle A. Hansen

    August 28, 2012 at 11:23 AM

    Thank you for touring & reviewing Painted Blind! I have so much enjoyed “meeting” such awesome book bloggers. 🙂

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  9. Lisa Richards

    August 27, 2012 at 8:37 PM

    I too love mythological retellings and this sounds like a fun read

  10. Crystal Paglino

    August 27, 2012 at 7:45 PM

    Thanks for the giveaway!!!

  11. Crystal Craig

    August 27, 2012 at 5:11 PM

    I love mythology and I’m not sure if I’ve heard of this story. I’m intrigued by it and I would really love to read this book! 🙂

  12. Shirley Mak

    August 27, 2012 at 1:58 PM

    oooh, I definitely want to read this book!

  13. Carrie

    August 27, 2012 at 12:42 PM

    I’ve had a love of mythology for years. This book sounds really ntriguing

  14. Jenn@OwlReadIt

    August 27, 2012 at 9:45 AM

    I love mythology!! This book sounds really good, I’m glad you enjoyed it so much and that it was able to surprise you!

  15. Imel Cullen

    August 27, 2012 at 2:37 AM

    I like book cover, and synopsis make me curious and want to read that

  16. Kimmie

    August 27, 2012 at 12:51 AM

    This book sounds very interesting. I love mythological retellings.

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