Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday (10)


For those who don't know, Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly book meme where we get to let everyone know about what books we are eagerly anticipating the release of. WoW is hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine. Want to participate? Grab the logo on her page, post your own WoW entry on your blog, and leave your link on her blog!

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This week's WoW pick is called Cleopatra's Moon by Vicky Alvear Shecter. It is coming out pretty soon, and I am definitely looking forward to it! Here is a description from Goodreads:

Release Date: August 1, 2011
Pages: 368
Summary: 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.
This stunning novel brings to life the personalities & passions of one of the greatest dramas in history, & offers a wonderful new heroine in Selene.

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This book has been described as The Luxe meets the ancient world-- OK, I am totally on board with that! I absolutely loved The Luxe (it's one of my Five Star Faves, check the top) so I am really, REALLY looking forward to this one!

What is on everyone else's WoW's for the week??

12 comments:

  1. That sounds interesting. I just read Michelle Moran's Cleopatra's Daughter, that follows Selene and really liked that, so this sounds like a good one to compare.

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  2. Oh! Never heard of Cleopatra's Moon but sounds like a great read. Thanks for sharing!
    -Mocha from A Cupcake and A Latte: YA Reads, Reviews & More!.

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  3. This looks like a really awesome book! This is now added to my Wish list :)

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  4. This sounds fascinating! Haven't really read much with Egyptian lore, so something different to add to my TBR list! Thanks for sharing!

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  5. This sounds awesome. There's never any books about Cleopatra's kids. Excellent. Please check out my post!

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  6. This sounds so interesting. I love the time period, and the different viewpoint this story is told from. Plus if it has a little Luxe-ish-ness thrown in I'm all over it. Great pick

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  7. Looks like a good pick, enjoy your reads!

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  8. This book look really good. I love a good historical novel - especially Egypt. And it has a lovely front cover too. :)

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