Sphinx's Princess by Esther Friesner.
Summery:Growing up beautiful isn't to easy. With the overbearing shadow of her aunt,Queen Tiye , who caused her mother's death...and Nefertiti having so many of her mother's traits. She learned to write and is in danger if her aunt ever finds out about her skill. Being the Pharaoh's favorite her aunt has quite a bit of power. When visiting her with her family, Neferiti learns of her aunts plans to marry her to her son,Thutmose . can she find some way out of this trap?
Romance:Maybe starting to like/love someone. forced marriage. Couple of kisses.
Bad Romance: Concubines and illegitimate children.
Language:Kinda A--. Otherwise nothing.
Violence:Some fist-fights, trying to kill someone, some killing/executions, yelling/arguing.
Other:Egyptian gods, they drink a little wine....
Time Period: Ancient Egypt.
What I Thought:Interesting story and book.It has a lot of facts and you could learn something(beware :P). It was pretty clean and maybe a tad depressing. It was exciting though! I am going to read the second book soon. And I would also not really advise reading the series on Helen (of Troy?) The first was okay I believe but the second had some depressing and inappropriate (I thought) things in it.
Rating & Age:3 1/2 stars. 13/14 up.