Tuesday, August 08, 2017

Review: Cleopatra's Moon

Cleopatra's Moon Cleopatra's Moon by Vicky Alvear Shecter
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A really good book for high school and very mature 8th grade students. This book was so well done, that I think it could definitely be read by adults and teens alike. This is the story of Cleopatra's daughter, Cleopatra Selene, and I must say, I didn't really know anything about her story. The book begins in the tranquil days before Rome had sacked Alexandria, and the descriptions of that city and life in the palace are well done. Cleopatra Selene is a young girl when we meet her, with a twin brother and a baby brother. She loves her mother and father, and longs to grow up to be as powerful as her beautiful mother. Of course, the Roman empire gets in the way, and as a 13 year-old, Cleopatra Selene and her siblings are brought to Rome as prisoners. Lots of great characters and adventure follow, with a love story woven in between.

View all my reviews