Fantasy · Fiction · Historical

Circe

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Title: Circe

Author: Madeline Miller

Page Count: 393

Series: N/A

Publishing Date/Publisher: April 10, 2018 by Little, Brown and Company

Format: Hardcover

Review: Lyrical and enchanting, this book had me enthralled from the very first page.  Very little attention is given to the witch Circe in most mythological tales, but Miller creates a backstory that is humanizing and utterly unforgettable.  In this rendering, Circe is not a predatory monster, but rather a woman driven by her passions and yearnings.  She refuses to be a victim and takes ownership of her own trauma and pain, weaving it into a tapestry of strength and love.  She and she alone controls her destiny.

When I finally turned the last page and closed this book, I was filled with such a feeling of completeness.  Although the year is not quite at an end, I can say with confidence that this is by far my favorite read of 2019.

Reader: Bekah

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