Must read Greek mythology retelling!!

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*4.5 stars rounded up to 5*
I am an absolute sucker for mythology retellings, and this one was one was no exception. It was so good! Clytemnestra might be my favorite mythological female lead that I’ve read about so far.
Coming into this book, I knew next to nothing about her character, Sparta, and even Troy/the Trojan War, so not only was I entertained throughout, but I learned a lot. It was on the longer side, but it was paced well so I was never bored.
There’s no sugarcoating it, Clytemnestra went through it. She faced multiple tragedies (be prepared, it’s messed up), but instead of crumbling… she chose to reach for power and revenge. It was inspiring and just generally badass.
This was my first book by Casati, but it certainly will not be my last. Her writing is superb. Highly recommend this one for lovers of Madeline Miller (Circe, The Song of Achilles) or Jennifer Saint (Ariadne, Elektra).