Cleopatra Ascending (Shadow's Edge Series #2)by Maureen Lipinski
“The queen lives again. You, Rhea, are the key to unlocking the magical artifacts in Cleopatra’s tomb.” Despite having a shaman, a witch, and a muse for sisters, Rhea Spencer feels like a normal teenagereven if she is the reincarnation of Cleopatra, the Egyptian queen. But everything changes on her sixteenth birthday, when visions of a life she lived more than two thousand years ago become real and the queen’s secret world unfolds around her. Declana mysterious figure from the Order of Antonyappears at her doorstep to warn Rhea that she is in terrible danger. A sinister cabal known as the Octavians will do anything to obtain her growing powers. Rhea must travel to Egypt, the exotic land where an ancient war began, to stop the Octavians from unleashing a deadly force that could destroy the world.
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Maureen Lipinski (Lombard, IL) is also the author of Shadow’s Edge (Flux), A Bump in the Road (St. Martin’s Press), and Not Ready for Mom Jeans (St. Martin’s Press). Visit her online at MaureenLipinski.com.
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Cleopatra Ascending Shadow’s Edge Series Book Two By Maureen Lipinski Rhea has just turned sweet sixteen and discovered she is Cleopatra’s reincarnate. This really isn’t much of a surprise, more like a let-down, she wishes she had cooler powers like her sisters or her mom the most she can do is draw attention from the people around her. That is until her powers begin to manifest themselves and she is soon in danger from people who would wish to use Cleopatra’s abilities against mankind. I had no idea that this was the second book in a series; you can definitely tell you’ve missed something when you start reading but it’s still a great story even if you start in the middle like I did. Maureen Lipinski has created a fantastic story here centering on Rhea and her past life. Even though Rhea is absolutely intriguing and the main character of the novel there are several times when her sisters and mother draw the attention away from Rhea making you want to know more about their unique gifts. Through the blending of dreams Rhea glimpses events in her past life that are so well written and descriptive you can almost see yourself in ancient Egypt. The author takes something simple from Egyptian mythology and plays it to its fullest captivating readers and transporting us into another world. I cannot wait to see what else the author has in store for Rhea. I was sent a free copy of this book for an honest review.