Cleopatra Ascending has a good plot, mystery, and decent writing. For me, however, it lacks a likable main character. Being the reincarnation of a Queen could make any teen girl have an ego that runs the show, but I was hoping for more of a character development for Rhea. Thankfully for readers, there is. As the story progresses readers are enfolded into the mystery and transformation as Rhea comes into her powers. While 'Ascending' is the second book in the series, I had no trouble skipping the first and picking up this one (I actually didn't know this was the second book). Thank you Flux & NetGalley for providing me with an advanced copy to review.