Publication date: 19 Apr 2018
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
“I thought: I cannot bear this world a moment longer. Then, child, make another.” ~Madeline Miller, Circe
Finally got my hands on the UK edition of Circe by Madeline Miller! I’ve always been fascinated by Greek Mythology, and this is a story about the first witch, Circe.
Circe is the daughter of the sun god, born without his glorious glow. She became a wallflower, always in the shadow of her family.
One day she falls in love with a fisherman, and through her search to make him immortal she discovers her power to transform with potions and spells. This power is unlike any the gods have known, and through their fear of it they exile her.
The book starts of slowly and glumly, telling the story of years of the neglect that shape her personality. But I slogged through and was rewarded with a lovely story of her life in exile. It’s a story of how the meek become mighty, without losing their humanity. I adored this story, and if you are into Greek mythology I strongly recommend it. But no knowledge of it is necessary to enjoy this story!
I give it a 4/5.