Waiting on Wednesday | #60


Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event that is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine and spotlights upcoming releases that we are eagerly anticipating. 

Circe by Madeline Miller

Circe (U.S.) | Circe (U.K./AUS)

It is set to be released on April 10, 2018, by Little, Brown, and Company.

I love Greek mythology but sadly, I don’t read much about it. I thought this book would be a good start. Please do let me know of other books that I should read. I don’t know if this is going to be true to the mythology but it’s worth a try. 

I love the cover for both US and UK/AUS. It’s so different and beautiful. I love how different they are from each other. I love how both of the covers have some kind of flowers. The colors are different but same at the same time. They are in the different range of gold/copper. Beautiful. I am curious about which cover Y’all like the most. 

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.


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