Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday (63): Cleopatra's Moon by Vicky Alvear Shecter

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

Cleopatra's Moon
Cleopatra's Moon by Vicky Alvear Shecter. Out August 1, 2011 from Arthur A. Levin.

Book Description
"The Luxe" meets the ancient world in the extraordinary story of Cleopatra's daughter.
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.

About the Author
Vicky Alvear Shecter is the author of two nonfiction books about the ancient world: ALEXANDER THE GREAT ROCKS THE WORLD, a VOYA Honor Pick for Nonfiction, and CLEOPATRA RULES!. A docent in the Ancient History department of the Carlos Museum of Art, she lives in Avondale Estates, Georgia.

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  1. Sounds awesome! I will be adding it to my list. Great pick!

  2. Oh, I love Cleopatra and this one does sound like a captivating story.

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  3. Nice! This one is new to me, but I added it to my to-read list straight away. Thanks for sharing!

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  4. I am SO excited for this one!! I really hope to snag a copy of it at ALA because it sounds sooo good. =)

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  5. ooh, I haven't read Luxe but essentially know the premise. Sounds good! Thanks for sharing!

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  6. I love anything to do with Cleopatra! This one looks great. I never hear anything about her children. Can't wait to read this one!
    Thanks for putting this one on my radar.


  7. Sounds amazing, I'll add it to my wishlist!

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  8. A nice choice!

    My WoW pick,

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  9. I think this one sounds good as well! Great pick. :)


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