Cleo, Paperback
3 out of 5 (2 ratings)

Description

Her precious mother is dead - and it isn't an accident!

The young Cleopatra - Pharaoh's illegitimate daughter - must flee the royal palace at Alexandria or die too.

As her evil half-sisters usurp the throne, Cleo finds sanctuary at the sacred temple of Isis, where years later she becomes initiated into the secret Sisters of the Living Knot.

But now Isis's power is failing, Egypt is in danger, and Cleo must prove her loyalty to her goddess by returning to the Alexandria she hates.

She must seek out the hidden map which is the key to returning Isis's power - on pain of death.

But will she be able to evade her horrible sisters? And will she find dreamy Khai, the uber-hot Librarian boy she met as she fled Alexandria years before?

Cleo's powerful destiny is about to unfold...Gorgeous and evocative, this captivating new YA novel imagines the life of the teenage Cleopatra before she became the icon we think we know.

Information

  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Hachette Children's Group
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Adventure
  • ISBN: 9781408334096

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I was so excited to read this book. I love Egypt, and Cleopatra has always been one of the most captivating subject.<br/><br/>Because of that, it's hard for me to review this. I was hoping for so much more.<br/><br/>My review copy on the kindle was missing lots of letters, so it was very difficult to compensate and figure out what words meant. That would have made me give up on most books and DNF. But with this one I persevered. I wanted to read the whole story.<br/><br/>Cleo is pretty whiny and very child like....but since she was a princess/goddess and very young, I suppose that fits. The story was very different from what I was expecting. To me it didn't really feel like the story of Cleopatra as a child, but rather a YA book drawing on supernatural and ancient religions.<br/><br/>Ultimately, this was a middle of the road book for me, so I would give it 2.5 stars.

Review by
3

I was so excited to read this book. I love Egypt, and Cleopatra has always been one of the most captivating subject.<br/><br/>Because of that, it's hard for me to review this. I was hoping for so much more.<br/><br/>My review copy on the kindle was missing lots of letters, so it was very difficult to compensate and figure out what words meant. That would have made me give up on most books and DNF. But with this one I persevered. I wanted to read the whole story.<br/><br/>Cleo is pretty whiny and very child like....but since she was a princess/goddess and very young, I suppose that fits. The story was very different from what I was expecting. To me it didn't really feel like the story of Cleopatra as a child, but rather a YA book drawing on supernatural and ancient religions.<br/><br/>Ultimately, this was a middle of the road book for me, so I would give it 2.5 stars.

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