Review: The Pharoah’s Daughter

The Pharaoh’s Daughter by Mesu Andrews

The Pharaoh's DaughterAbout the Book:

Anippe has grown up in the shadows of Egypt’s good god Pharaoh, aware that Anubis, god of the afterlife, may take her or her siblings at any moment. She watched him snatch her mother and infant brother during childbirth, a moment which awakens in her a terrible dread of ever bearing a child. Now she is to be become the bride of Sebak, a kind but quick-tempered Captain of Pharaoh Tut’s army. In order to provide Sebak the heir he deserves and yet protect herself from the underworld gods, Anippe must launch a series of deceptions, even involving the Hebrew midwives—women ordered by Tut to drown the sons of their own people in the Nile.

Genre: Biblical Fiction, Christian.

Favorite Quote: “A god could never fill the longing for your one true love.”

“No, Bithiah. A man can never fill the longing for my one true God.”

Age Range: 16+ for violence and romance.

POV: Second person, switches between Anippe and Mered.

Stars: 3/5

Pros:

The characters in Pharoah’s Daughter were well developed and unique.
The book covers a fifty year time span, and I appreciated that Mesu would fast forward the story 3-5 years to the main/important events. Instead of making it tedious by stretching it out.
 
Cons:

I enjoyed the book when I started, but the middle part made me hate the main character, Anippe. She was manipulative and it didn’t quite fit her personality.

Even though she did a good job of giving each character their own personality, I  very overwhelmed by the amount of characters. Also, I was confused by the many characters that started with an “A” . I would have liked fewer names thrown at me.

 

Overall:
I liked the book and will be picking up the next one in the series when it comes out.

 

**I received this book from Blogging for Books in exchange for my honest review**

 

About the Author:
Mesu
Mesu Andrews is an author and speaker who has devoted herself to passionate study of Scripture. Harnessing her deep love for God’s Word, Andrews brings the biblical world alive for her audiences.
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About sierrafaith327

I am a 18 year old Christian, Homeschooled, book addict :D That sums me up in one sentence! I also have a love for horses.

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