There's lots to love about this addition to the Greek myths retelling canon. Lots of familiar places and faces but still told in a fresh way.
Review: A Thousand Ships by Natalie Haynes
We know the tales of The Iliad, of the thousand Greek ships that landed on the Trojan plain to wage war for ten long years because a prince of Troy had seduced the King of Mycenae's wife. But this is not a book about Helen. This is a book about all the other major women, from Trojans to Greeks, goddesses to nymphs, who were caught up in their own war as Troy fell.
Review: Stepsister by Jennifer Donnelly
I nearly made the mistake of judging this book by its cover. The black background/highlighted object felt more Twilight than Rebel Girls. It turns out that it is that attitude that makes a stepsister into an ugly stepsister. And I am so thankful I gave this book a proper chance; it is one of the best I've read all year!