Circe by Madeline Miller

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In this divine return to the world of Greek myth, Miller gifts an unforgettable voice to an overlooked character. Circe — a villain, a memory, a footnote — is granted space to tell her story.

An immortal with the heart of a human, Circe proves a perfect guide for the tangled paths of tales long told. Legends are unpicked and resewn. Beloved heroes emerge fresh and flawed as Circe takes your hand, digs in her nails, draws a little blood, and plummets from the brutal brilliance of the sun god’s court to the earthly reality of her island prison.

Hope, love, revenge, monsters, motherhood… Magic and mythology pressed so deeply into the dirt you’ll wonder if it really happened. I loved it!

— Rhiannon