I thought: I cannot bear this world a moment longer. Then, child, make another. – Madeline Miller, Circe
When I picked this book up, I had no idea what it was about. I had seen it on a few Bookstagrammers that I follow, and the synopsis seems to indicate a fantasy type of story, and, it was on sale at a very good price at Kmart.
Well, it turned out to be a book that I couldn’t put down!
Circe is basically a book set in the world of ancient Greek mythology, and it follows the life of Circe, the daughter of Helios the god of the sun. I have always been fascinated by Greek mythology, though I’m not too familiar with it. The good thing about this book is that you don’t have to be well-versed in Greek mythology to enjoy it.
In my opinion, Circe is an epic book, and has a potential to be such an epic movie. There were a lot of subplots, but I guess that served as a reminder of how life as an immortal goddess can be.
I liked how Madeline Miller made Circe so – I was about to use the word ‘human’, which is funny because Circe is totally not human. But she was so relatable and as a reader, I found myself feeling for her and rooting for her, even when she used her magic to punish her enemies.
It’s worth the read if you’re into Greek mythology, or just into fantasy!
If you’ve read it before, let me know what you think!