“It is a common saying that women are delicate creatures, flowers, eggs, anything that may be crushed in a moment’s carelessness. If I had ever believed it, I no longer did.”
This was such a beautiful, deep, and captivating story.
Circe is a force to be reckoned with. Her character is truly what spellbinds you to her story. She is a goddess, immortal -but human to her very core. ▴
“It is not fair,” I said. “I cannot bear it.”
“Those are two different things,” my grandmother said.
It is evident from the beginning of the story that she is different from the other gods and goddesses. Believing to be weak and useless in her world, Circe turns to the fascinating humans. After some choices, she finds herself exiled on an isle called Aiaia where she hones her newly found witchcraft, deals with loneliness/immortality, vengeful gods, lovers, monsters, motherhood, and finding herself. ▴
“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.”
A lot of this book was filled with heavy moments but I only found myself rooting harder for Circe and even prouder of the powerful woman she is. This story is healing, loving, heartbreaking, and enchanting. Circe is a character you should forever carry with you.
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