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Haiku Review: Lily of the Nile by Stephanie Dray

We briefly enjoyed regular haiku reviews and then our haiku-ist retired.   Over Christmas, I found this in my inbox.   How fun, right?   Bring back the haiku review.

Lovely cover art
Plus Cleopatra’s daughter
Equals auto-buy

Lily of the Nile by Stephanie DrayYou know your Romans.
Wikipedia research?
Not here. The real deal.

Young orphan Selene
The Isis cult sees her as their
savior, last chance

Goddess speaks through her
But is Selene brave enough
to defy Caesar?

Subplot with brother
Kinda reminds me
Flowers… Attic…Ick.

Lucky for readers
Does not go VC Andrews
Grateful for sidestep

There’s hints of romance
But the plot is all about
Selene’s survival

Really enjoyed this
Ending is a cliffhanger
Sets up for sequel

Would I recommend?
As Mama Grizzly would say
You betcha I do!

My grade: B

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    Jan 05, 2011 @ 15:23:53

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  2. ka
    Jan 05, 2011 @ 15:54:55

    Thank you for the Haiku review! I had read “regular” buzz about this book but Jaiku’s Haiku is icing on the cake!

  3. MaryK
    Jan 05, 2011 @ 16:23:47

    I love the haiku reviews! They’re so directly to the point and artistic.

    [ *lol* You should all take lessons and use this format for DNF reviews. :D ]

  4. Kate Pearce
    Jan 05, 2011 @ 18:29:40

    I can’t wait to read this book and the wonderful Haiku hasn’t dimmed my enthusiasm at all :)

  5. Janine
    Jan 05, 2011 @ 21:15:09

    More haikus, please!

  6. Eden Bradley/Eve Berlin
    Jan 05, 2011 @ 22:26:09

    Love the haiku review! And can’t wait to get my hands on this book after reading an excerpt today.

  7. Grace
    Jan 06, 2011 @ 06:16:30

    Gorgeous cover!

  8. Marumae
    Jan 08, 2011 @ 08:22:36

    Oh good, I’m glad you liked this! I was hoping one of the review sites I frequent would review it because it looks pretty cool, with a gorgeous cover! Loved the Haiku style so AWESOME ! :D

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