Painted Blind by Michelle A. Hansen
Date Released: May 3rd 2012
Pages: 331 pages
Source: AToMr Blog Tours
I have this serious issue where I can't seem to actually read the summaries of books. I thought Painted Blind was a contemporary romance novel about blind dates, which is the reason why I signed up for the tour (this happened between one and two months ago). And before I started reading the novel I went back to read the summary - to refresh my memory - and encountered a totally different thing: an invisible dude? She falls in love with an invisible guy? What the hell? It sounded dumb. Completely delusional. My first thought when I started the book? Oh God, I'm gonna hate this one. My first thought when I finished the book? Oh God, this is one of my favorites. He. He. And HE.
I have absolutely no idea where to begin with this book. It started out with a mixture of fantasy and romance, but somehow the story completely transitioned to the point where the first half of the book was one story, and the other half a completely different one. All of this in a good way. It turned adventurous, deeply romantic and I got chills at times. This aspects are not mentioned in the summary, and I don't want to go too far because, it's not really a spoiler, but you'll be more surprised if I don't tell you (I know I was).
This book blew me away. So many elements, so many details, so many characters and changes! Not once did I lost track, and there was no dull moment. Each character was well developed and I fell in love with every one of them as they were introduced into the story. Psyche was never annoying, she was strong and sarcastically funny. Erick was also fantastic. They both made mistakes and learned and payed the price for them - Literally - But I really want to make emphasis on the rest of the characters: Aaeas, Rory, Titus. Tomans, even Savannah and Theron; they were all magnificently done. They were all so rich and so different and I really, really felt connected to all of them.
Painted Blind was simply amazing. I had never read anything like it, or met characters like those. The cover isn't bad, but it does absolutely no justice to the book; even the title seems a bit off. But even this won't stop me from giving this book 5 stars (on Goodreads).
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