Saturday, October 10, 2009

Cleopatra's Daughter by Michelle Moran

****Cleopatra's Daughter by Michelle Moran****

Originality- 20/20
Characters- 20/20
Remembrance- 10/10
Quote-ability- 10/10
Entertainment- 20/20
Ending- 10/10
Recommend to read- 10/10
TOTAL- 100/100
Grade- A (Yes I believe this is the first 100)

The marriage of Marc Antony and Cleopatra is one of the greatest love stories of all time, a tale of unbridled passion with earth-shaking political consequences. Feared and hunted by the powers in Rome, the lovers choose to die by their own hands as the triumphant armies of Antony’s revengeful rival, Octavian, sweep into Egypt. Their three orphaned children are taken in chains to Rome; only two– the ten-year-old twins Selene and Alexander–survive the journey. Delivered to the household of Octavian’s sister, the siblings cling to each other and to the hope that they will return one day to their rightful place on the throne of Egypt. As they come of age, they are buffeted by the personal ambitions of Octavian’s family and court, by the ever-present threat of slave rebellion, and by the longings and desires deep within their own hearts.

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This book was completely amazing. It is now one of my all time favorite books. I felt like I just couldn't get enough.

You could tell how much work went into this book. I was amazed by how spot on everything was. Every time I picked up Cleopatra's Daughter I was brought back in time.

I just loved this book so much! The characters had wit and personality that was very believable. It was a gripping read because you knew that the majority of what you were reading actually happened. At one point near the end I actually started crying. It wasn't just a little tear either, my sister could hear me from her room. You get so attached to every single character you can't help but feel the pain they do. I will be mentally carrying this book around for a very long time, and will be sure to read it again soon.

Thank you so much for writing this book Michelle Moran. I usually crept away from books like this but now I'll be seeking them out

-Amanda

2 comments:

MissAttitude said...

This book has been all over the book blogs and it sounds really good! The story of Anthony & Cleopatra is so tragic and I wish their children have a happier story.
Thanks for the review :)

Mishel said...

I just finished this last night and was blown away by Michelle's writing. I'm glad to hear you enjoyed it. I'll have my review up as soon as I can think of way to put my thoughts into words lol.