Book Beginnings on Friday is now hosted by Rose City Reader. The Friday 56 is hosted at Freda's Voice. Check out the links above for the rules and for the posts of the participants each week. Don’t dig for your favorite book, the coolest, the most intellectual. Use the CLOSEST.
This week I am spotlighting Cleopatra Ascending by Maureen Lipinski. This is a contemporary paranormal that I received for review from Flux via NetGalley. Here is the description of this Jan. 8 release:
Sweet Sixteen = You’re a QueenBeginning:
Despite living with a shaman, a witch, and a muse for sisters, Rhea Spencer feels like a normal teenager—even if she is the reincarnation of Cleopatra. But all that changes on Rhea’s sixteenth birthday, when her visions of the Egyptian queen start unraveling a very different version of history, and Declan, a hot representative of the secret Order of Antony, shows up on the doorstep to keep her from being kidnapped. Together, Rhea and Declan travel to Egypt to stop the Octavians, a dark cabal trying to tap into Rhea’s growing powers. The cabal seeks to access the magic deep below the desert sands, a potentially devastating force that only Rhea can protect.
Cleopatra stared at the basket of figs, deadly asp hidden below the fruit.Friday 56:
"Forget about him." I waved my hand dismissively in Declan's direction. I stood in front of the window and blocked Slade's view of him.