Monday, March 28, 2016

Monday Madness: Lily of the Nile by Stephanie Dray

Monday Madness is a new bookish meme hosted by Bookfever & Booklover's Teaparty

You know that feeling when you feel like you are gonna go mad if you do not get a certain book right away, when you are obsessed and all you want is that one book and you will be happy? That is what Monday Madness is about. All those books you that drive you mad.

Pick a book. Talk about it- why do you want it? What has drawn you to it? Why is it making you mad with want for it?

Lily of the Nile by Stephanie Dray
Cleopatra's Daughter #1
Published: January 4th 2011 by Berkley

Heiress of one empire and prisoner of another, it is up to the daughter of Cleopatra to save her brothers and reclaim what is rightfully hers...

To Isis worshippers, Princess Selene and her twin brother Helios embody the divine celestial pair who will bring about a Golden Age. But when Selene's parents are vanquished by Rome, her auspicious birth becomes a curse. Trapped in an empire that reviles her heritage and suspects her faith, the young messianic princess struggles for survival in a Roman court of intrigue. She can't hide the hieroglyphics that carve themselves into her hands, nor can she stop the emperor from using her powers for his own ends. But faced with a new and ruthless Caesar who is obsessed with having a Cleopatra of his very own, Selene is determined to resurrect her mother's dreams. Can she succeed where her mother failed? And what will it cost her in a political game where the only rule is win-or die?

This book has been on my wishlist for ages! Stephanie Dray is one of my favorite historical fiction authors and just an awesome person. So far I have read The Princess of Egypt Must Die, A Day of Fire: A Novel of Pompeii and America's First Daughter. That last one was a very impressive book to me. So of course I'd love to read her Cleopatra's Daughter trilogy. Especially because it's set in Ancient Egypt, which is my favorite thing to read about. 

Don't forget to check out Christina's post! ♥

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