This is a weekly meme where any one can choose a random book from their Goodreads TBR and highlight it. Once you choose a book and create your post, make sure you link and reference the creator, @Lauren’s Page Turners. Eventually, I will try to find a rhyme or reason to my choices, but for now, each week will feature a random one that I mean to read soon!
This Week’s Selection:
Ariadne by Jennifer Saint
As Princesses of Crete and daughters of the fearsome King Minos, Ariadne and her sister Phaedra grow up hearing the hoofbeats and bellows of the Minotaur echo from the Labyrinth beneath the palace. The Minotaur – Minos’s greatest shame and Ariadne’s brother – demands blood every year.
When Theseus, Prince of Athens, arrives in Crete as a sacrifice to the beast, Ariadne falls in love with him. But helping Theseus kill the monster means betraying her family and country, and Ariadne knows only too well that in a world ruled by mercurial gods – drawing their attention can cost you everything.
In a world where women are nothing more than the pawns of powerful men, will Ariadne’s decision to betray Crete for Theseus ensure her happy ending? Or will she find herself sacrificed for her lover’s ambition?
Ariadne gives a voice to the forgotten women of one of the most famous Greek myths, and speaks to their strength in the face of angry, petulant Gods. Beautifully written and completely immersive, this is an exceptional debut novel.
I was very excited to get a blog tour invite from the publisher of Ariadne that runs the whole month of May. I chose my posting date for this Friday, so I am very excited to read the paperback copy that I was given. It has been awhile since I’ve read a paperback novel, as I mostly have been reading other ARCs on my Kindle or listening to audiobooks.
This novel ended up on my TBR as I love stories featuring Greek Mythology and I am very curious as it was compared to Madeline Miller. I absolutely loved Circe and The Song of Achilles, so my expectations for this comparison novel are extremely high. I know others that have read this novel and loved it, so I have hope that this one will turn out well!