Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Waiting On Wednesday (30): Lily of the Nile by Stephanie Dray

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill of Breaking The Spine spotlighting upcoming releases.

Check out my 2010 Book Lists - a series of VERY extensive posts reviewing and categorizing the books I read in 2010! See if your favorite is on the list or add to your TBR list!

Lily of the Nile by Stephanie Dray
Berkley Trade, January 4, 2011


Heiress of one empire and prisoner of another, it is up to the daughter of Cleopatra to save her brothers and reclaim what is rightfully hers...

To Isis worshippers, Princess Selene and her twin brother Helios embody the divine celestial pair who will bring about a Golden Age. But when Selene's parents are vanquished by Rome, her auspicious birth becomes a curse. Trapped in an empire that reviles her heritage and suspects her faith, the young messianic princess struggles for survival in a Roman court of intrigue. She can't hide the hieroglyphics that carve themselves into her hands, nor can she stop the emperor from using her powers for his own ends. But faced with a new and ruthless Caesar who is obsessed with having a Cleopatra of his very own, Selene is determined to resurrect her mother's dreams. Can she succeed where her mother failed? And what will it cost her in a political game where the only rule is win-or die?

17 comments:

  1. I've always been a huge fan of all things Egypt. This one sounds like it's really going to be good.

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  2. ^.^ this one is good! I kinda want the next one to be out already.... Apparently there are some early copies of Lily of the Nile on the loose though if you call Borders they may have it already.

    Sniffly Kitty
    Sniffly Kitty's Mostly Books

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  3. Wow. This is pretty original. Never heard of this book. A fresh choice!

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  4. This one sounds pretty unique! I'll definitely be keeping an eye out for it! I hope you'll be enjoying it soon!

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  5. it's historical - romance book, isn't it?
    never read this kind of genre

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  6. Oh, I've seen this book around Goodreads, and it looks very intriguing, but I'm still thinking whether I'd read this one since I haven't read historical fiction books in a while. Great pick though!

    You can check out my Wow picks for this week HERE

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  7. Oh, I've seen this book around Goodreads, and it looks very intriguing, but I'm still thinking whether I'd read this one since I haven't read historical fiction books in a while. Great pick though!

    You can check out my Wow picks for this week HERE

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  8. It's a historical novel with a touch of magical realism: not a romance at all. =)

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  9. This one sounds really interesting and very original, Great pick!

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  10. I really want to read this book! It sounds original. Great pick :D

    My WoW

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  11. A superb pick! It looks really intereasting. Happy Reading :)
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    Mia @GrippedintoBooks

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  12. Ohhhh good pick Alison, I'm really excited for this one too! I love this time period and add that with a little supernatural element and I'm sold:)

    So glad to hear you enjoyed Always a Witch, I've sent through my request so hopefully I can start it soon!

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  13. This one sounds unique and captivating. Thanks for sharing.

    Here's mine:

    http://snowconnections.wordpress.com/2010/12/29/waiting-on-wednesday-dec-29/

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  14. This is the book I'm going to read for my YA historical challenge. Well at least one of them. I read 'the daughter of Cleopatra 'and now I cannot wait to know more. I love the history of Cleopatra in Egypte. So good. Awesome pick!

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  15. That sounds awesome! Thanks for sharing - I'd never heard of this one before.

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  16. I've always been intrigued by Cleopatra and after reading "Cleopatra's Daughter" I would love to read another version of her story. This sounds great. Thanks for sharing as I didn't know this was being published!

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  17. Great choice!! Love Egypt and Cleopatra history and lore. The cover is one of my faves for 2011.

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