The Song Of Achilles

The Song Of Achilles by Madeline Miller

Publisher: Ecco (March 6, 2012)

ISBN: 0062060619

Length: 389 pg

Spoilers: Yes

Rating: 🍄🍄🍄🍄🍄(5/5)

Greece in the age of heroes. Patroclus, an awkward young prince, has been exiled to the court of King Peleus and his perfect son Achilles. By all rights their paths should never cross, but Achilles takes the shamed prince as his friend, and as they grow into young men skilled in the arts of war and medicine their bond blossoms into something deeper – despite the displeasure of Achilles’ mother Thetis, a cruel sea goddess. But then word comes that Helen of Sparta has been kidnapped. Torn between love and fear for his friend, Patroclus journeys with Achilles to Troy, little knowing that the years that follow will test everything they hold dear.

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The Prince and the Dressmaker

The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang

Publisher: First Second (2018)

ISBN: 9781626723634

Length: 288 pg

Acquired: NYC Bookcon

Spoilers: Yes

Rating: 🍄🍄🍄🍄(4.5/5)

Prince Sebastian is looking for a bride- Or rather, his parents are looking for one for him. Sebastian is too busy hiding his secret life from everyone. At night he puts on daring dresses and takes Paris by storm as the fabulous Lady Crystallia- the hottest fashion icon in the world capital of fashion!

Sebastian’s secret weapon is his brilliant dressmaker, Frances- his best friend and one of only two people who know the truth: sometimes this boy wears dresses. But Frances dreams of greatness, and being someone’s secret weapon means being a secret. Forever. How long can Frances to for her dreams to protect her friend?

Jen Wang weaves an exuberantly romantic tale of identity, young love, art, and family. A fairytale for any age, The Prince and the Dressmaker will steal your heart.

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