Book Review of Cleopatra's Daughter

Cleopatra's Daughter
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Helpful Score: 4


This was one of the best books that I have read in a while. The story draws you in from the first page and does not let go! We all have heard of the story of Cleopatra and Marc Antony, but not much about her children. Although this is a fictionalized account, it has historical accuracy for the most part.

The story is told through the eyes of Cleopatra Selene (or just Selene as she is known). It starts when her father's (Marc Antony's) army is defeated by Augustus and as a result both her parents take their own lives. She and her brothers are brought to Rome where Augustus can parade his win.

It spans the next several years. We find out how she and her sibling accustom themselves to life in Rome and what her fears and thoughts are. There is a great balance of viewing Selene has a scared teen trying to figure out life, as well as, seeing her as a strong woman who stands up for her principles. This is a great book and I highly recommend it for both teens and adults!