Sphinx’s Princess – Esther Friesner

Nefertiti was far more than just a pretty face.

Nefertiti may be the dutiful daughter of a commoner, but her inquisitive mind often gets her into situations that are far from ordinary, like receiving secret lessons from a scribe. And she’s the kind of girl who acts first, and apologizes later whenever she witnesses injustice or cruelty. But she is also extraordinarily beautiful. And news of her striking beauty and impulsive behavior attracts the attention of her aunt, the manipulative Queen Tiye, who sees Nefertiti as an ideal pawn in her desire for power. Even though Nefertiti is taken from her beloved family and forced into a life filled with courtly intrigue and danger, her spirit and mind will not rest. She continues to challenge herself and the boundaries of ancient Egyptian society.

Loved it!  I love the Egyptian setting and Nefertiti is someone I always found mysterious so it was fun to read a book based around what is known about her life.  She is very spirited and smart and I’m excited to see what happens to her in the second book.  For those intrigued by historical settings, Egyptology, and strong female characters.   – Jessica, Teen Librarian

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