Circe-Book Review

35959740In 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.

CIRCE BY MADELINE MILLER

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Author: Madeline Miller

Pages: 393

Publishing Date: April 10th, 2018

Publisher: Little, Brown and Company

MY THOUGHTS

“But in a solitary life, there are rare moments when another soul dips near yours, as stars once a year brush the earth. Such a constellation was he to me.” 

When Circe came out it was everywhere so I ignored it back then, I like Greek mythology, Though I hadn’t read any book before, I want to read PJ, Hopefully, this year. Then It won GR award so I decided to give it a chance and it was my last read of 2018.

It won’t be a lengthy review. I accept it is not a book you should read first if you are a beginner in the mythology world. I love the writing, Author effortlessly draws the world with all those vivid details, I must say writing has the power to entrap you.

“He showed me his scars, and in return he let me pretend that I had none.” 

It is the story of Circe daughter of Helios from her POV, we see so many characters stories come and go and it was really interesting for me to see the stories of famous gods from a different POV.

She is a character for whom you feel. She is lonely, flawed, loving, caring, daring, rebel and much more still I found her better than many other gods.

I love her character development from her childhood to end, More I read about her more I liked her.

“Humbling women seems to me a chief pastime of poets. As if there can be no story unless we crawl and weep.” 

If you are a greek mythology fan then you should give it a try.

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45 Comments Add yours

  1. I loved your review! I’ve read so many Circe reviews that are lengthy and it puts me off because I can’t seem to prepare myself for a heavy read lately. I’m glad you enjoyed and related to it so much.

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    1. Empress DJ says:

      I totally agree and feel the same way!

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  2. I’ve been wanting to read this one for a while now, too! I’m glad you liked it! 🙂

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    1. Thank you…I hope you’ll too 🙂

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  3. The Book Bachelor says:

    Great review! I love greek mythology so I think I will like this book

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    1. Thank you…I hope you’ll 🙂

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  4. jenchaos76 says:

    I did not like this book as much as I would have liked

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    1. I am sorry, You didn’t like it much, I can see why.

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  5. I have only just started this, I am on chapter 4 but loving it so far. I do love greek mythology though. Loved your review ☺️

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    1. Thank you…Writing is beautiful, isn’t it?

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      1. It is so good! It’s the kind of book I like to savour so only reading a chapter or two a day

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  6. bitchbookshelf says:

    This one has been on my TBR because I love Greek mythology! Thanks for sharing.

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  7. Floryie says:

    I am not in the mood for a mytho read right now.. But I will put it on my TBR coz I love mythology especially Greek..

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    1. It was my first and really enjoyed it, I can relate you don’t always want to read mythologies.

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  8. This one is on my TBR but I keep going to different books – lovely review!

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  9. I’m not always a lover of books like this, but this one does perk my interest. Great review.

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    1. Thank you, It was also my first greek mythology book.

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  10. I’ve seen mixed reviews on this one, so I’m glad you enjoyed it.

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    1. I was also scared of mixed reviews, but luckily I liked it.

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  11. gemmasbooknook says:

    I’ve heard so many great things about this one and this authors previous book. I wasn’t that drawn to her previous one but this sounds more interesting to me, and I love Greek Mythology.
    Gemma @ http://www.gemmasbooknook.blogspot.com

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    1. If you love Greek mythology then there are 90% chances you are gonna like it 🙂

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  12. Glad to see you liked it! Heard so many good things about this author in general! I haven’t bought circe yet – it’s on my radar- but I do own Song of Achilles. Hope to get around to reading that one this year.

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    1. I hope you’ll like it, I haven’t read Song of Achilles yet, maybe in future 🙂

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  13. I’ve seen this book everywhere, but haven’t had a chance to read it. Great review!

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  14. pingelsisters says:

    I plan to read this next week. Curious to see how my thoughts compare to yours!

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    1. I hope you’ll enjoy it 🙂

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  15. Great review, I’ve been dying to read this book for a long time now. I am really glad you fully enjoyed this book I am so going to check it out hopefully soon. Thank you so much for sharing your awesome post.

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    1. I am glad you liked it 🙂

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  16. Gayathri Lakshminarayanan says:

    I keep seeing this every.. where. I am glad that you liked it as much.

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  17. Madam Mim says:

    I’m not a fan of Greek mythology (I tend to like my myths Celtic, if I had to pick…) so I picked this up with some trepidation. But it absolutely blew me away! I reckon it’s going to be a classic 🙂

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    1. Right?I also never expected it be this good.

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      1. Madam Mim says:

        Haha excellent! I know everyone’s mad into Greek myths now… but Circe was amazing!

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  18. Veronica The Burgeoning Bookshelf says:

    I’m still seeing lots of great reviews for this one coming through. I’m glad you enjoyed it.

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    1. There were so many mixed reviews of it which made me hesitant to pick it.

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  19. I have this one but haven’t found time to get into it. I will have to try soon!

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    1. Looking fwd to read your review 🙂

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  20. Umairah (Sereadipity) says:

    I’m a Greek mythology fan and it’s safe to say I adored Circe. Check out my review!

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  21. As a former student of Greek classics I’m intrigued by this novel. You review it beautifully.

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    1. I am glad you liked it 😊

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