Title: Soul in Darkness
Author: Wendy Higgins
Genre: New Adult/Romance/Fantasy
Page Count: 352
Publisher: Barnes & Noble
Notable Notables: Greek mythology retelling
Recommended Readers: Hmm… I cannot do this.
Oh, beautiful cover that matches my tastes, oh, Wendy Higgins, how did we go so wrong here?
First, the details. Soul in Darkness is a retelling of the Cupid/Psyche myth. Y’know, the one where Venus gets super jealous of this mortal princess, Psyche, because the people are worshiping her and praising her beauty over Venus? The one where Venus punishes Psyche by marrying her to a monster that she cannot see and is forbidden to touch, unaware that it’s Cupid, Venus’ son, in disguise? The one where Psyche breaks the rules and has to undergo a series of grueling tasks to prove to Venus that she truly loves Cupid, before she knew he was a beautiful god?
Okay, great, you’re caught up because the book follows the myth less like a retelling and more like a checklist.