"Cleopatra Selene, the 16-year-old daughter of Egypt’s greatest rulers, Cleopatra and Mark Antony, begins a new life in Rome at her captor’s palace, with twin brother Alexandros and younger brother Ptolly. As they encounter palace intrigue, foreign religions, and cruel treatment, Selene mourns her parents and grows into a woman as beautiful and irresistible as her mother. Kirsten Potter’s delivery of the first-person point of view, along with her quick pace and youthful voice, evolves as Selene ages and matures. Potter conveys Selene’s fears and frustrations as she’s torn between two men, two outlooks, and two paths to power in pursuit of returning to her beloved homeland. Potter’s delivery of vivid, sensory details transports the listener back to the sands of ancient times."
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What Do Critics Have To Say About One Of The Best Young Adult Romance Books Of The Year? Entertainment Weekly:
They put Cleopatra's Moon in their annual 'Must Read List' of young adult romance novels. The Wall Street Journal:
They infrequently review teen romance books but they made and exception for Cleopatra's Moon, calling it "An absorbing historical novel for sophisticated readers ages 14 and older."Publisher's Weekly:
The young adult historical fiction reviewer wrote, "Fascinating...the novel's atmospheric setting and romantic intrigue are highly memorable."Shelf Awareness:
The teen romance novels reviewer called it "Captivating...riveting."Booklist:
The young adult books reviewer called it "A fascinating take on a neglected historical figure."