Why did I pick this book: I participated in the blog tour hosted by the Tuff Girl Legion. (I received a copy of this book for review purposes.)
Did I enjoy this book: It was alright. It was not a book that I had to read every free chance I had. However, the last quarter of Astarte’s Wrath had me hooked. I was holding my breath until I found out what happened next.
I don’t know if it was me but it took me a long while to get into this book. Maybe it was because I was really busy but it just didn’t grab me. Was it well-written? Yes. Was it interesting? Yes. I can’t figure out why I couldn’t get into it. I’m thinking that maybe it just isn’t my type of book.
With that being said, it was a very interesting twist on a familiar time period that I haven’t read much fiction about. I loved Phoenix. He was my favorite character because he was a true friend to Astarte. Phoenix seemed superficial, and he was definitely sex-crazed, but he was a good guy. The relationship between Xarion and Star was sweet. It took a while and I could definitely see them as childhood friends. They balance each other and their love is true.
I wanted to love it but I found it okay.
Would I recommend it: If you like NA, historical fiction with some paranormal aspects and romance, then you would probably enjoy this book.
Will I read it again: I will not.
About the book – from Goodreads: A tragic love story.
Two thousand years before Dez Harkly developed her secret powers, Guardian Astarte was vowed to protect by the binds enslaving her to the Egyptian pharaohs. Discover the prophecy that originated from a very different time, and spans generations to link two very different girls.
This is the beginning.
Set against the backdrop of the Battle of Actium, in the city of Alexandria, Star struggles with her guardian duties as her feelings for the newly named pharaoh of Egypt grow deeper. Not only is Caesarion her duty, he’s the son of Cleopatra, and he’s human. All of which makes their love forbidden.
But when a conspiracy linked to Caesar creeps into Alexandria, Star must choose between helping her fellow Kythan free themselves of their servitude, and protecting her charge—the last pharaoh—while Egypt burns around her.
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About the author: Trisha Wolfe is the author of the YA Steampunk DESTINY’S FIRE (Omnific Publishing), the NA Historical/Supernatural ASTARTE’S WRATH, and the upcoming YA Utopian FIREBLOOD from Spencer Hill Press, October 2013. Her NA Dark Fantasy OF SILVER AND BEASTS available May 2013.