Saturday, December 5, 2009

Sphinx's Princess guest review

Many thanks to my friend Rachel, a fan of Esther Friesner, who agreed to guest review Esther's latest book, Sphinx's Princess, for Bookworm Readers! Check it out!
Author: Esther Friesner
Pages: 370
Published: Random House, September 22 2009
Genre: Fantasy/Historical Fiction
Cover Score: B
Overall Grade: B+

Summary: Nefertiti has two loves in life: dancing and music, but all that changes when she meets her father's old friend and scribe. Cajoling him to give her lessons in reading and writing, Nefertiti started becoming quite the scholar. But when a disastrous dancing accident takes place during a celebration of Isis, Nefertiti is whisked off to Thebes by her powerful aunt Tiye only to become an unhappy pawn in her relative's marriage schemes. Forced to marry her aunt's son Thutmose in three years time, Nefertiti instead befriends his younger brother, Amenophis. While the Pharaoh and Queen Tiye take a leave of absence from Thebes and Thutmose rules in their stead, Nefertiti is accused of killing a scared car and imprisoned,
creating adventure and drama...
My thoughts: I love historical fiction and Ms. Friesner's latest was no exception! The dialogue was very nice, and by the end you really were rethinking your first thoughts about some of the characters. I thoroughly enjoyed this book, and I highly recommend it to anyone who loves a good plot and storyline!
Many thanks to Rae (to the right, with Sphinx's Princess) for the awesome review!
I've hosted one other guest reviewer, but I'd love to feature more in the future--I want to know what you have to say about the latest books!
Watch out for Rae...I think she's got a great future in reviewing! (:


Juju at Tales of said...

Sounds SO good.


I've been constantly looking at this book but still don't know if I want to buy it...nice review!

Kirthi said...

I loved Esther Friesner's "Nobody's Princess" and the sequel to it. I've been dying to read them, and from your review, I think I'll really