The Song of Achilles - Madeline Miller
Powerful. Lyrical. Poignant. Stirring. This book is one of the best love stories I have ever read. Far from chick-lit or a romance novel, this story is a take on the life of Achilles, told by his love and best friend, Patroclus. “Name one hero that was happy,” Achilles asked of Patroclus. “I’m going to be the first.”

Driven by a need to be a hero and legend, Achilles trains to be the greatest warrior of all time. Fighting in a senseless war over a woman, Achilles drives toward his fate. Patroclus tells the story of the war, the kings and princes, and the gods who used the Trojan war to gain fame and fortune.

I hung on every word and developed such a love for these rich characters. Powerful. Read it.