It’s another fun time for Book Cover Battle which was created by Bibliomantics where you pit two book covers against one another. Today’s BCB is inspired by The Royal Polar Bear IG post (I love his Instagram aesthetic by the way so, I recommend you follow him).
If you are into mythology, especially Greek gods and goddesses, or love watching Hercules when you were a kid, don’t forget to check on Circe by Madeline Miller.
In the house of Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans, a daughter is born. But Circe has neither the look nor the voice of divinity, and is scorned and rejected by her kin. Increasingly isolated, she turns to mortals for companionship, leading her to discover a power forbidden to the gods: witchcraft.
When love drives Circe to cast a dark spell, wrathful Zeus banishes her to the remote island of Aiaia. There she learns to harness her occult craft, drawing strength from nature. But she will not always be alone; many are destined to pass through Circe’s place of exile, entwining their fates with hers. The messenger god, Hermes. The craftsman, Daedalus. A ship bearing a golden fleece. And wily Odysseus, on his epic voyage home.
There is danger for a solitary woman in this world, and Circe’s independence draws the wrath of men and gods alike. To protect what she holds dear, Circe must decide whether she belongs with the deities she is born from, or the mortals she has come to love.
As you can see, both editions were completely different and unique on their own. The US cover is minimal and straightforward which really captures the tone of the book. Yet personally, I prefer the UK Cover this time. I love how exceptionally gorgeous the details are and at the same time, it is really a head turner for me.