2018 . Fantasy & Adventure, Historical Fiction, Fiction . Madeline Miller
In the house of Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans, a daughter is born. But Circe is a strange child - not powerful, like her father, nor viciously alluring like her mother. Turning to the world of mortals for companionship, she discovers that she does possess power - the power of witchcraft, which can transform rivals into monsters and menace the gods themselves. Threatened, Zeus banishes her to a deserted island, where she hones her occult craft, tames wild beasts and crosses paths with many of the most famous figures in all of mythology, including the Minotaur, Daedalus and his doomed son Icarus, the murderous Medea, and, of course, wily Odysseus. But there is danger, too, for a woman who stands alone, and Circe unwittingly draws the wrath of both men and gods, ultimately finding herself pitted against one of the most terrifying and vengeful of the Olympians. To protect what she loves most, Circe must summon all her strength and choose, once and for all, whether she belongs with the gods she is born from, or the mortals she has come to love.
Little, Brown and Company
0316556343 (ISBN13: 9780316556347)
1 month ago
Best book I've read in years
1 month ago
This is not a book I would normally read if it wasn't for all the awesome reviews from friends. I was really pleasantly surprised! It's a cool way to learn about Greek mythology and at the same time follow along with an interesting and captivating story. The first half of the book was a 9/10 for me, but then it sort of lost steam a bit, and it got a bit repetitive and I was missing new development in the plot. Overall a really cool book that I quite enjoyed!
3 months ago
Zeus banishes Helios' daughter to an island, where she must choose between living with gods or mortals.
1 year ago
Entertaining, but didn’t blow me away.
1 year ago
Gorgeously written and a book that you can’t put down- you’ll recognize Circe from the Odessa but this amazing sophomore book from Madeline Miller deserves all the critical praise. Walking the line between gods and mortals, I highly recommend for anyone who ever so briefly was enameled with mythology.