Greek Mythology, well written, strong female character
What makes this book worth reading even if you're a mythology neophyte? It reads like a family saga where Circe is the ostracized one-- her beauty isn't alluring, she's less ruthless, even her mother forbids her to speak because her voice isn't pleasant. But she is strong and resourceful. The underdog you want to root for.
So mythology newbies, read this one for entertainment value and learn more about a large cast of gods and goddesses. And if you already know and love the stories of Greek gods and goddesses, this is a glimpse into the mind of Circe and a new look at her impact.