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The Cheap Reader is Alison. She works in a library and dreams of one day becoming a Youth Services Librarian. She loves reading and has a soft spot in her heart for YA and MG fiction.

Cleopatra's Daughter

Cleopatra's Daughter - Michelle Moran Historical fiction books are pretty hit or miss for me. Obviously, quite a bit of my enjoyment depends on how interested I am in the time period. Over the last year, I have taken a couple classes within the Classics department at my college. I really enjoyed them and kicked myself a bit for waiting until my senior year to take these classes. One of the classes was called "HBO Rome". We watched the first season of the show and had lectures on the historical elements of the show. That class was the perfect lead in to this book. Season one ended about 13 years before this book started. (Apparently season 2 ends with Cleopatra's suicide making it an even better lead in.)This is my first Michelle Moran book. Her writing style was fantastically engaging. She effortlessly paints this picture of ancient Rome for the reader. I really couldn't put the book down. I could read 50 pages at a time and not even realize it.Read the rest of my review at The Cheap Reader