February 3, 2019 by ceresbooksworld
Soul in Darkness by Wendy Higgins
Publisher : Self Published
Publication Date : February 12th, 2019
Source : eArc from the author
Rating : Evil Love
People travel from afar to the small isle in the Aegean Sea hoping for a single glimpse of Princess Psyche. Their adoration for the mortal woman is so all-consuming that citizens begin to shower her with the very gifts and offerings they once left at the alter of Venus, goddess of love and beauty.
But gods are known for their jealousy.
Cupid, the god of love, takes pleasure in causing strife and mischief in the lives of humans. He uses love as a weapon, humoring in the weakness of people at the whims of their feelings. When his mother Venus approaches him about punishing the human girl who dares to steal her offerings and affections from the people, Cupid gladly accepts.
Psyche’s punishment is to be given to a mysterious creature who only comes to her in the dark of night under the pact that she will never lay eyes on him. She is terrified of this stranger, who the oracle described as a serpent. Her mate, however, is masterful in his dealings with his bride. He takes his time, morphing her fears into different sensations completely.
Based on the Roman/Greek mythology of Cupid and Psyche by Lucius Apuleius, New York Times bestseller Wendy Higgins brings the tale to life, weaving layers that show exactly how a sacrificial lamb can be enchanted by an unseen monster.
Adult Historical Fantasy. Standalone.
Do you know the history of Psyche and Cupid in Greek mythology? If so, you will enjoy reading this adaptation and if not, you will also enjoy reading this adaptation, but you will also want to learn more. It was the case for me, well I must say that I like mythology so it helps.
Psyche is an extraordinarily beautiful young girl, her parents were blessed by the Gods. Psyche is a little tired of men being interested only in her beauty and not in her intelligence. She will have to atone for the sins of her parents and people by marrying a stranger whom she will not see but will feel.
Psyche is a wonderful young girl, she is loving, endearing, quick-witted and loves others, she never does anything to hurt her family or her people. I love this character, she makes me want to be better, to be like her.
Her husband is just as charming and endearing, he does everything to put her in confidence but she hesitates and she’s afraid at first, which can be understood since she does not see him. He will do everything to make her feel loved and safe, he will protect her as much as he can and even if he has made mistakes, he does not hesitate to show her his love.
I loved seeing them get to know each other, fall in love and go through many challenges. It is a history of Greek mythology that I had never paid attention to before and I will make up for it.
Wendy Higgins has done another masterstroke, frankly I think this story is romantic, sensual and brilliantly written.
Quick Word: A perfect adaptation of the myth of Cupid and Psyche.
Connaissez-vous l’histoire de Psyché et Cupidon dans la mythologie Grecque ? Si c’est le cas vous prendrez plaisir à lire cette adaptation et sinon vous prendrez aussi plaisir à lire cette adaptation mais en plus vous voudrez en apprendre encore plus. Ça a été le cas pour moi, bon il faut dire que j’aime la mythologie donc ça aide.
Psyché est une jeune fille extraordinairement belle, ses parents ont été bénis par les Dieux. Psyché en a un peu marre que les hommes ne s’intéressent qu’à sa beauté et non pas à son intelligence. Elle va devoir expier les péchés de ses parents et de son peuple en se mariant à un inconnu qu’elle ne verra pas mais sentira.
Psyché est une jeune fille formidable, elle est aimante, attachante, vive d’esprit et elle aime les autres, elle ne fait jamais rien qui puisse blesser sa famille ou son peuple. J’adore ce personnage, elle me donne envie d’être meilleure, de lui ressembler.
Son mari est tout aussi charmant et attachant, il fait tout pour la mettre en confiance mais elle hésite, ce qui peut se comprendre puisqu’elle ne le voit pas. Il fera tout pour qu’elle se sente aimée et en sécurité, il la protègera autant qu’il peut et même si il a fait des erreurs, il n’hésite pas à lui montrer son amour.
J’ai adoré les voir apprendre à se connaitre, tomber amoureux et traverser de multiples épreuves. C’est une histoire de la mythologie Grecque à laquelle je n’avais jamais prêté attention et je vais rattraper cela.
Wendy Higgins a encore réussi un coup de maître, franchement je trouve que cette histoire est romantique, sensuelle et écrite avec brio.
En bref : Une adaptation parfaite du mythe de Cupid et Psyché.
About the author
Wendy Higgins is the USA Today and NY Times bestselling author of the SWEET EVIL series from HarperTeen, the high fantasy duology THE GREAT HUNT, her independently published Irish Fantasy SEE ME, and her indie NA science fiction UNKNOWN trilogy.
After earning a Creative Writing degree from George Mason University and a Masters in Curriculum and Instruction from Radford, Wendy taught high school English until achieving her dream job as a full-time writer.
Wendy lives on the Eastern Shore of Virginia with her husband, daughter, son, and little doggies Rue & Nessie.