Review: Cleo by Lucy Coats

CleoCleo by Lucy Coats

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

ARC kindly provided by Hachette Children’s Books via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.


This book started off really well with a great idea and plot – to retell the story of young Cleopatra. This book had a few typos – but that didn’t really bother me. There was nothing like a letter missing throughout the whole of the book but my book was a PDF not an ePub. Cleopatra was very superficial in a sense, she always claimed and said that she loved the person but she never really showed her loyalty and love fore them. It was a tell not show book. What also disappointed be was that Cleo ended with a “End of Book One. To be continued…” This is supposed to be a series? How long will it go on for? I kind of hoped for a stand alone that will capture all her greatest moments when she was young to make the book better. Overall, the grammar was very good and may be found more exciting by kids in primary school. But since this is a series, it will grow…maybe…hopefully.
Congratulations to Lucy Coats on a written and published book!

Rating Plan
1 star : Strongly did not like the book, writing and plot was bad. Idea of the book was against my liking.
2 star : Didn’t like it, didn’t find it interesting or gripping. Seemed to drag on to me.
3 star : An average book. Wasn’t bad or good. Everything else was well done. Original idea.
4 star : Like a 3 star but has potential to it as a series or the book grew on me as it progressed and certain scenes captured me. I Enjoyed it and read it in one sitting.
5 star : I LOVED IT! I stayed up late until 3 am. Author is a genius, characters, plot, idea, development, EVERYTHING was EXCELLENT. Nothing else can possibly be said except that its 5 STAR!

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