Page Turner: Elektra

After what feels like forever, Elektra finally became available at my local library! I cherished Saint's first novel, Ariadne. I was beyond thrilled when I heard about her new greek myth retelling. So, how was it? Elektra by Jennifer Saint is a retelling of the Trojan War from a female perspective. Namely through the eyes of Elektra, Cassandra and... Continue Reading →

Page Turner: Pandora’s Jar

In recent years, there has been a resurgence of interest in Greek mythology and retellings. Namely, from the perspective of female characters who are often on the sideline. From Margaret Atwood's The Penelopiad to Madeline Miller's Circe. This trend shows no signs of slowing down, with more books like Jennifer Saint's Ariadne released just this year. There is a lot... Continue Reading →

New Obsession: Hades

Yes, yes late again to the party but it doesn't matter. For the recond, please just assume that I will get to anything popular a year or so late as I'm consistent in my tardiness to trends.  Hades is a rogue-lite dungeon-crawler inspired by Greek mythology developed and published by Supergiant Games. You play as Zagreus,... Continue Reading →

Page Turner: The Song of Achilles

Oh man, my heart. The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller is a retelling of the Illiad, focusing on the relationship between Achilles and Patroclus. As a matter of fact, the tale is told from Patroclus' perspective. We follow the pair as they grow up together and bond, knowing only hints of what the fates have... Continue Reading →

Page Turner: Ariadne

Ariadne by Jennifer Saint is a retelling of the epic of Theseus and the Minotaur but from the perspective of the two princesses of Crete, Ariadne mostly but also her younger sister Phaedra. In case you haven't brush up on your mythological studies, Ariadne was the one who helped Theseus escape the labyrinth with the help... Continue Reading →

Page Turner: Circe

As a fiend for all things related to Greek mythology, it was only a matter of time before I read this book. I was a bit worried as I have been stung by overhyped books before. Thankfully, Circe was not only able to live up to the hype, but I thought it was better than promised. Circe by... Continue Reading →

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