Waiting On: Cleopatra's Moon by Vicky Alvear Shecter

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Cleopatra's Moon
by Vicky Alvear Shecter
August 1, 2011
Selene has grown up in a palace on the Nile with her parents, Cleopatra & Mark Antony—the most brilliant, powerful rulers on earth.  But the jealous Roman Emperor Octavianus wants Egypt for himself, & when war finally comes, Selene faces the loss of all she's ever loved.  Forced to build a new life in Octavianus's household in Rome, she finds herself torn between two young men and two possible destinies—until she reaches out to claim her own.

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I love reading about Egyptian stuff.  I love reading about Roman stuff.  And I love historical fiction.  So this book looks like it will be a fun way to satisfy all three!  I also like that it sounds like she's not going to let boys dictate her actions.  It looks like it could be really good.

What book are you waiting on?

9 comments:

  1. This sounds like a good love triangle. The cover is gorgeous too!

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  2. I hope that when you get it, it will be everything you hope it to be. Wanna see what I am Waiting on Wednesday for? Check it out.

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  3. Sounds intriguing and the setting has me very interested in read this one. Great pick!

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  4. I've heard some good things about this novel. I'd love to read it. Great choice.

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  5. I've been waiting for some really excellent YA historical fiction - and I love ancient Egypt. Maybe this book will fit the bill?

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  6. Oh wow, this book sounds great! I'm adding it to my list!

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  7. According to Plutarch, when Mark Antony first met Cleopatra, he tried to out do her extravagance, and failed miserably ( though I don’t think it bothered him much as he had found the love of his life.). Plutarch said;

    "On her arrival, Antony sent to invite her to supper. She thought it fitter he should come to her; so, willing to show his good humor and courtesy, he complied, and went. He found the preparations to receive him magnificent beyond expression, but nothing so admirable as the great number of lights; for on a sudden there was let down altogether so great a number of branches with lights in them so ingeniously disposed, some in squares, and some in circles, that the whole thing was a spectacle that has seldom been equaled for beauty.

    The next day, Antony invited her to supper, and was very desirous to outdo her as well in magnificence as contrivance; but he found he was altogether beaten in both, and was so well convinced of it, that he was himself the first to jest and mock at his poverty of wit, and his rustic awkwardness. She, perceiving that his raillery was broad and gross, and savored more of the soldier than the courtier, rejoined in the same taste, and fell into it at once, without any sort of reluctance or reserve”.

    http://www.primarysourcebook.com/ancient/antony-cleopatra-meet-41-bce

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  8. I am a fan of historical fiction, must read, come by and see mine.

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  9. Oooh! I won an ARC of this one. I'm really excited to read it.

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