Good Reads: Circe by Madeline Miller


Bella Vita Book Club - May 2018 book.



Genres & Themes: Fantasy, Mythology, Fiction
Pacing: Normal


Synopsis:
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.

My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I loved this book! If you enjoy Greek Mythology I am positive you will too, and guess what? If you've never read a thing about Greek Mythology I am sure you will like it as well. I knew nothing about Greek Mythology before reading this book and to be honest I thought I would get lost reading it. Madeline Miller made sure I understood everything about everyone, giving details about each character. You don't have to read any other books to understand the beautiful story of Circe. Not only a story of gods, mortals, and witches but a story of fear, strength and love. It's more than just a Greek Mythology novel & I absolutely recommend this book! 





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