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Jun 08, 2021WritingChick65 rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
I love me a good Greek myth! Circe, the goddess from Homer's Odyssey who turns Odysseus' men into pigs, gets to tell her own story here. Despite being born the daughter of Helios, a powerful Titan, Circe's gender relegates her being more…
May 01, 2021violet_alligator_944 rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
Circe was a pretty good novel if you enjoy greek mythology. A bit hard to get into, but Miller has a very unique writing style that feels timeless. I grew to really enjoy Circe's character, and how she knew right from wrong and would…
Mar 24, 2021elizaaberry rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
This book was so good. It has witches, Greek gods, and the tale of humans. You learn more intimately about God's and humans in a way I haven't seen other authors execute. I would definitely recommend this read.
Mar 08, 2021YourLocalReader rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
Circe is a creative retelling of Circe, the infamous Greek sorceress, and it describes the story of her life that the myths left out. I have been having luck with novels recently, and this is my second five-star novel of the year. The book…
Mar 06, 2021cmlibrary_melliott rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
Ancient setting, modern problems. Circe is a goddess who dreams of being more, but her struggle to forge her own path seems endless. This is a beautifully crafted tale of a woman's journey to find herself and use her extraordinary power to…
Mar 04, 2021WPL_Erin rated this title 2 out of 5 stars
I honestly don't think this novel was bad, it just wasn't for me. I had a really hard time connecting with Circe and while I was pulled in early on I really lost interest and felt I had to slog my way through the remainder. It just felt…
Feb 27, 2021JCLCherylMY rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
What a beautiful story based on Greek Mythology. The reader's voice was lyrical in her interpretation of Circe and the other characters. I will be haunted by Circe's voice for a long time: "I was not surprised by the portrait of myself,…
Feb 20, 2021RachelPusey rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
It lived up to the hype. Beguiling characters and crystalline use of language.
Feb 19, 2021DracAthos rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
This book was thoroughly engaging and I was drawn to the page every day. I loved how the author wove various myths through the story while keeping the narrative focused on Circe. Her childhood was a horror story that only made her…
Feb 09, 2021marthadanielle rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
The book goes through different phases or her life since she is centuries old. The beginning half was filled with stories of people mistreating her and loneliness but the second half she grows in power and confidence and the end is…
Jan 31, 2021Readerofhs rated this title 3 out of 5 stars
Compelling and interesting
Jan 27, 2021IntrovertReader rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
Circe is the oldest child of the Greek god Helios and the sea nymph Perse. Everyone, including Circe herself, believes that she and her siblings lack divine power. She spends her childhood creeping around the edges of godly feasts and…
Jan 13, 2021lozza1401 rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
I read this after finishing reading the three of Stephen Fry's books on Greek mythology, heroes and the Trojan War. I loved this book for a more personal view on Greek mythology from a female perspective. Highly recommended!
Jan 10, 2021jenwan914 rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
A poignant tale of love, eternal punishment, self discovery, and the human condition, Madeline Miller's Circe was a book I couldn't put down. Circe, the daughter of a naiad and the sun god Helios, is an outcast in her family of shining…
Jan 08, 2021
I could not put this book down. I love the retelling of Circe's story, and the author's skill at bringing an imaginary ancient world to life was incredible. If you are looking for a book to help take your mind off the state of the world,…
Dec 11, 2020Demonette rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
This is the tale of a young woman, Circe,daughter of the titan Helios.In this thrilling narrative, you will read about Circe´s adventures as one of three witches in the world of Greek mythology. Scorned for her strange looks, Circe had…
Nov 06, 2020
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Oct 07, 2020ryner rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
In classical Greek legend, Circe was an enchantress banished to an isolated island in the Aegean who placed spells on Odysseus' ship's crew, turning them into swine and waylaying them on their journey home following the Trojan War. In this…
Sep 29, 2020t_lynschm77 rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
I found this to a very enjoyable read, especially if you enjoy mythology or even just fantasy. The Greek myth characters are a little thick in the beginning but you learn as you go and I found it easy to keep them straight. There is a…
Sep 27, 2020hteshomee rated this title 2.5 out of 5 stars
The only thing enjoyable about this book is the adventures and the characters themselves. Otherwise, I felt like the book had no plot. It was just literally ‘adventures’ which were just the usual for gods and the people of that society. It…
Sep 22, 2020L_Sanga rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
This had a shaky beginning for me. I was up to my eyeballs with Miller's mythology. But once Cerce took centre stage I was along for the ride. 4.3/5
Sep 21, 2020Angela_159 rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
I didn’t know what to expect from this one as it is outside of my comfort zone and not something I would ordinarily choose on my own. This is the first pick for the book club I’m running at work and I’m excited to discuss it next week. I…
Sep 01, 2020
Not only do you learn more about Circe, this books strings multiple Greek myths together to form a coherent story. This book is great for readers who grew up with Rick Riordan’s books and are now looking for something similar as they get…
Aug 29, 2020LPL_MaryW rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
Unlike most of my peers, I did not learn about mythology in school. Circe intimidated me for far too long before I finally took the plunge to read it. How glad I am that I faced my fear! Even to my untrained mind, the chronicles of Circe…
Aug 12, 2020Herbivore_Reader rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
One of my favorite novels of the year (read together with Song of Achilles). Authentic to the ancient Greek culture, yet wholly original and modern. A powerful (though very violent/tragic) story.