Cleopatra Confesses by Carolyn Meyer (Published by Simon & Schuster, June 7, 2011)
Some day I shall become a great ruler of Egypt, better than my sisters can dream of being, but Imust take care not to let them know this. They are jealous, but they do not fear me—not yet.
In the first century B.C., Cleopatra, the third of the pharaoh’s six children, learns that her father has chosen her to be the next queen of Egypt. But when King Ptolemy is forced into exile, Cleopatra is left to fend for herself in a palace rife with intrigue and murder. Smart, courageous, ambitious, and sensuously beautiful, she possesses the charm to cause two of history’s most famous leaders to fall in love with her. But as her cruel sisters plot to steal the throne, Cleopatra realizes there is only one person on whom she can rely—herself.
I have read Carolyn Meyer's other novels about famous historical queens and really enjoyed them, she is one of my favorite young adult historical fiction writers. This book is a bit different as it is the first one she has written that is not set in Europe, but Cleopatra had a very interesting life and I can't wait to read her version of it.