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Daughters of Sparta, by Claire Heywood

laikiaroo's review against another edition

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4.0

I read Song of Achilles not long ago, and this was a good flight pick to accompany it - hearing the stories of the women in the Battle of Troy.

michmonette's review against another edition

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4.0

I kept only reading this during lunch at work so it took so long to finish so it’s hard to rate but I liked this! It took me a bit to get into it and even when I did it was like sad thing after sad thing but it was really well done and I liked seeing the characters I know from Madeline millers books in this story

angelamarie's review against another edition

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adventurous dark emotional reflective sad medium-paced

5.0

jusouza's review against another edition

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4.0

I loved to see this new take on the life of Helen and Klytemnestra. Even though I knew a little about this story, seeing it from their point of view, the challenges they had to endure in a society where their role was only to be wed and bear children was certainly interesting. Both sisters were surrounded by death, even if it got to them in different ways. I don't blame Helen for the death of her niece Iphigenia, since it was an act of revenge. Nor I blame her for the war that happened for her - or simply for the pride of both brothers and Greece -, because I don't think she'd ever think it would take such proportions. She made a bold choice that at the moment seemed like the only way of taking the chance on a new life. A chance that's very, very rare for women in her position. The same goes for Klytemnestra, who had a new chance at love, with a man who actually appreciated her.

rebmarara's review against another edition

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adventurous dark emotional sad medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.0

catsrgr9's review against another edition

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adventurous emotional reflective sad tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.5

sadicaldad's review against another edition

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emotional sad tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? It's complicated
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

4.0


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paigeregancox's review against another edition

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challenging emotional reflective sad medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

4.0

allymilton's review against another edition

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adventurous dark emotional mysterious reflective tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

4.75