Book Review of The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller

 (mild spoilers) The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller is the story of Achilles from Greek Mythology told through the eyes of his friend and lover Patroclus. Going into the book, as I was acquainted with the original Mythos, I knew it would not have a happy ending. Achilles did not have the happiest ofContinue reading “Book Review of The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller”

Book Review of The Last Days of New Paris by China Mieville

 In 1950’s Paris, Surrealist paintings have come to life and roam the streets with Nazis and something darker. The story follows Thibaut, a young resistance fighter, as he navigates the treacherous Parisian streets.      Mieville’s writing style is interesting but I enjoyed the mysterious, ‘surreal’ feeling that it brought me as I read along.Continue reading “Book Review of The Last Days of New Paris by China Mieville”

Book Review of Amazons by John Man

 Amazons by John Man is an interesting book which goes through the fact and fiction of Amazons and other female warriors through history. He discusses what has been found to support any theories of Amazonian women, what conclusions science and archaeology draws and which ones myths and stories have crafted.  The writing is slightly informalContinue reading “Book Review of Amazons by John Man”

Book Review of The Girl of Ink and Stars by Kiran Millwood Hargrave

 The Girl of Ink and Stars is a story of a child’s adventure into an unexplored world with nothing but her heart and the stars to guide her. It is a tale of friendship, family, danger and a hint of magic.  The main character is a girl named Isabella who has always dreamed of theContinue reading “Book Review of The Girl of Ink and Stars by Kiran Millwood Hargrave”