Saturday, December 15, 2012

Week 50 Review: Sphinx's Queen

Hunted . . . Overnight, every aspect of Nefertiti's life has changed. She is no longer living at the royal palace as the intended bride of the crown prince. Instead, she is being chased by the prince and his soldiers for a crime she did not commit.

Hidden . . . Traveling with two of her dearest friends, including the crown prince's brother, who helped her escape, Nefertiti takes shelter in the wild hills along the Nile’s west bank. She must rely on her own resourcefulness and skills (all those secret archery lessons prove very useful) as the fugitives fight to survive.

Haunted . . . But the need for justice gnaws at Nefertiti. She is determined to plead her case to the Pharaoh and set things right. As she begins to question long-held sacred beliefs—a questioning that could alter the fabric of Egyptian society—her extraordinary journey from commoner to royalty brings adventure, intrigue, and romance.

My Review:
So fantastic! This was a perfect sequel to Sphinx's Princess, and I just loved everything about it! Though Nefertiti is much stronger then I could ever be! In more ways then one, and she demonstrates this in this book!

I'm still burning over the unfairness that is Thutmose accusing Nefertiti unjustly of committing the crime, and then he beats them to the Pharaoh, which makes pleading her case harder. But in the end, things work out there!

Amenophis is just as perfect as he was in the last book, if not more so! Which is then countered with the change in Thutmose in this book. He was pretty horrible in the last book, but in this one, he was nicer, so it was sad when he died. But I'm not sure that I could've forgiven him like Nefertiti did!

Yes, there's hardship in this book. But there's also friends made-like Thutmose when they were doing those running courses-and other good things. And while the ending of Thutmose's death, and the fact that Amenophis is to be Pharaoh, and Nefertiti is going to marry him, well, that counters the sadness!

Such a great book, and now there's just the Helen of Troy Princess Duology! 

Author: Esther Friesner
Series: Sphinx's Princess #2, Princesses of Myth #4
Read: December 12th, 2012
Source: Library
Reason Why: Sounded like a fantastic book, and I loved Sphinx's Princess, and yeah, it's a YAHFC book!
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
Published: September 28th 2010
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

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