Author: Rachel Hartman
Length: 465 pages
Summary: In the kingdom of Goredd, dragons and humans live and work side by side - while below the surface, tensions and hostility simmer. The newest member of the royal court, a uniquely gifted musician named Seraphina, holds a deep secret of her own. One that she guards with all of her being. When a member of the royal family is brutally murdered, Seraphina is drawn into the investigation alongside the dangerously perceptive--and dashing--Prince Lucian. But as the two uncover a sinister plot to destroy the wavering peace of the kingdom, Seraphina's struggle to protect her secret becomes increasingly difficult... while its discovery could mean her very life.
My Review: My goodness, this book was not at all what I was expecting. I didn't think it was going to be set in that time period (why I didn't I don't know because it screams it on the cover..), I didn't think Prince Lucian was going to be that awesome, and just wow. Let me break this down before I jumble all my words.
The Setting: This setting was so imaginative and lively that I truly got transported into this place. Rachel Hartman
The Characters: Wow. Just wow. Well, we'll start with Seraphina. I liked her, but on some parts, I was saying to myself, "WHY DID YOU JUST DO THAT!?!?" She's a nice person, who has to keep this life-threatening secret (which I will not spill for those people reading this before they get the book). She is a very skilled musician, so-much-so that she's the court composer's assistant. She pretty great overall.
Prince Lucian was just great. So great! Gaah! He's so amazing! In the book, he's the guy who will be offended for that moment, then the next day, he'll be like, "Oh, yeah. That thing. I thought we had put that aside a long time ago." IT'S SO WONDERFUL!!!! *Clears throat* Anyways...
There is lovely Orma. My goodness, he's amazing. Just as awesome, if not more awesome then Prince Lucian up there. He is Seraphina's mentor and he... he has a very calm-like personality. I didn't expect that at first, but later on, I kind got used to it. :)
And finally not to ruin anything else, there is Abdo! Abdo is one of the best people I have ever read in a book. He's caring, he's reckless... there's just not a lot of words to describe how amazing he is.
Okay, now that we've gotten that out of the way, we can continue:
My rating for this is 4 1/2 out of 5 stars.
Seraphina by Rachel Hartman - Verbosity Book Review
I completely agree with her for the Writing Style and Dialogue for this book. It was absolutely amazing!
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