Sunday, February 2

Book Review: The Princess of Egypt Must Die by Stephanie Dray

Author: Stephanie Dray
Title: The Princess of Egypt Must Die
Genre: Historical Fiction, Short Story, Young Adult
Pages: ebook
First Published: November 26th, 2012
Where I Got It: On my shelf (Amazon)

"Princess Arsinoe came of age in the glittering court of Ptolemaic Egypt. Abused by her ruthless sister, a pawn in the dynastic ambitions of her father, and dismissed by the king who claimed her for a bride, young Arsinoe finds herself falling in love with a young man forbidden to her. She dreams of a destiny as Egypt's queen, but first she must survive the nest of vipers otherwise known as her family."

Like earlier stated...this is a short story, so one has to take that with a grain of salt.

I went through some of the reviews on Goodreads last night, so I ran out of time to write the review. >.< I was astounded by how many people gave this low ratings due to the length. PEOPLE short stories are SHORT! Things will happen quickly and time skipping will indeed happen. 

And I am done with my little rant.

ANYWAYS, I forgot how much I adore Stephanie Dray. I really must catch up in her series; I had read the first one and then got sidetracked with other books. Sighs. Maybe in Feb I'll be able to read a book or two of her books. 

But yes, this book reopened my eyes to Stephanie Dray. She is an amazing writer. Even with the limited pages, she brought Egypt and the characters to life. I felt I was there like Arsinoe's guard or a fly. I prefer the guard personally. I adored Arisnoe; I really seen myself in her. It was great to see her before she became a legend. Like so many of us, she had many flaws. She was weak, but due to losing her love she became strong and vengeful. She took the bulls by the horns and became Queen and a legend. I really like her and I MUST read more about her. 

Well, in the end this was really, really good. It was a good snapshot of Arsinoe in her early years. It was a short story and I do wish it was longer, but Stephanie Dray did not disappoint. Egypt and the characters seemed so real that I was watching a movie, not reading. I shall stamp this with 5 stars. 

Favorite Character(s): Arsinoe and Arsinoe's mother
Not-so Favorite Character(s): Pretty much everyone else. 


Blodeuedd said...

They are as annoying as those who give books 1 stars cos the ebook version is released later, omg people, omg

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Carole Rae said...

RIGHT!!! It's so stupid. >__>