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New books to look out for… Hera by Jennifer Saint

I looooove a myth retelling, and one of my favourite writers giving a voice to the women of Greek mythology is Jennifer Saint. I’ve read and really enjoyed her previous books – Ariadne, Elecktra, and Atalanta, so when I heard Hera was coming out it went right to the top of my tbr. I’m excited to read Saint’s take on Hera – obviously she pops up in so many of the myths, but to be honest I don’t really know that much about her! Check out the blurb from the publisher below.

When Hera, immortal goddess and daughter of the ancient Titan Cronus, helps her brother Zeus to overthrow their tyrannical father, she dreams of ruling at his side.

As they establish their reign on Mount Olympus, Hera suspects that Zeus might be just as ruthless and cruel as the father they betrayed.

She was always born to rule, but must she lose herself in perpetuating this cycle of violence and cruelty? Or can she find a way to forge a better world?

Often portrayed as the jealous wife or the wicked stepmother, this retelling captures the many sides of Hera, vengeful when she needs to be but also compassionate and most importantly, an all-powerful queen to the gods.

Hera by Jennifer Saint comes out 28 May from Hachette Australia. I’d love to know if this is one you’ve got your eye on too! If you’d like to find out about more titles that book bloggers have their eyes on this week make sure you head over to Wishful Endings where Tressa hosts a weekly meme to spotlight and discuss books we’re excited about that we haven’t read yet.

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