Thursday 22 October 2020

Circe by Madeline Miller - A Review


Hello everyone!!

Today we are talking about Circe by Madeline Miller which is a retelling of the myth of Circe. It was published in 2018 by Bloomsbury Publishing. Madeline Miller has also written The Song of Achilles which explores another Greek myth. 

When I picked up Circe I didn't know what to expect. The only thing I knew was it's general theme Circe's myth. I really liked the way Madeline Miller  told us the story of Circe through her eyes and not the others around her. We saw the real Circe and what had happened to her from her childhood throughout the years. All these explained why she acted like this. 

If you enjoy Greek Mythology, complex heroines and adventures then this book is for you. 

Rating : 4 Stars

Synopsis from Goodreads:
In the house of Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans, a daughter is born. But Circe has neither the look nor the voice of divinity, and is scorned and rejected by her kin. Increasingly isolated, she turns to mortals for companionship, leading her to discover a power forbidden to the gods: witchcraft.
When love drives Circe to cast a dark spell, wrathful Zeus banishes her to the remote island of Aiaia. There she learns to harness her occult craft, drawing strength from nature. But she will not always be alone; many are destined to pass through Circe's place of exile, entwining their fates with hers. The messenger god, Hermes. The craftsman, Daedalus. A ship bearing a golden fleece. And wily Odysseus, on his epic voyage home.
There is danger for a solitary woman in this world, and Circe's independence draws the wrath of men and gods alike. To protect what she holds dear, Circe must decide whether she belongs with the deities she is born from, or the mortals she has come to love.

See you in the next post and don't forget to keep reading!!!

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