Thursday, April 04, 2019

Six YA books for fans of "Circe" by Madeline Miller

At the BN Teen blog, Jenny Kawecki tagged six Greek mythology-inspired YA books for fans of Madeline Miller’s Circe, including:
The Song of Achilles, by Madeline Miller

If you liked Circe, it’s time to go back and read Miller’s first take on Greek mythology, The Song of Achilles. When Patroclus is exiled at ten years old, he is quickly befriended by Achilles; over time, their friendship blossoms into more. As they follow Agamemnon to Troy to recover Helen, their differences in opinion on war and glory lead to conflict and, eventually, tragedy. Told in beautiful prose, Miller’s retelling of The Iliad is full of all the depth and wonderfully constructed characters you loved in Circe.
Read about another entry on the list.

See Madeline Miller's top ten classical books.

My Book, The Movie: The Song of Achilles.

--Marshal Zeringue