11 April, 2018

Waiting on Wednesday: Circe by Madeline Miller

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine. Today we are waiting for Circe by Madeline Miller!

Historical fiction time this week!

Publication date: April 10th, 2018
Publisher: Lee Boudreaux Books
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.

With unforgettably vivid characters, mesmerizing language and page-turning suspense, Circe is a triumph of storytelling, an intoxicating epic of family rivalry, palace intrigue, love and loss, as well as a celebration of indomitable female strength in a man's world.

I guess you are all familiar with The Song of Achilles right? Super popular book, majorly seen in Tumblr and Twitter. Now we have another Greek historical fiction story! This time the main character is Circe, the woman who was stranded in an island forever for practicing witchery and medicine. I mean... what? I can't wait to see Circe being badass and defeating her parents and all Greek gods because honestly what in the **** where they thinking?

All this said, The Song of Achilles has been on my TBR forever but it's a huge book and I can never seem to get to it!

Are you excited about Circe?


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