Seraphina by Rachel Hartman
is one of those books that will stay with you long after you read it. It's such an epic book and the world that it builds is infinitely
intriguing. This book has catapulted into my top 5 books of the year
and is definitely one of the best books I've read since I began blogging
about my love of books.
STELLAR WORLD BUILDING √
kingdom of Goredd and the surrounding areas are described beautifully.
It sounds like a normal Renaissance type world but then you find that
dragons in this world can take human form.
CREATIVELY CHARASMATIC CHARACTERS √
is a strong character who must hide who she is because the world would
not at all understand. Being different takes a tremendous toll out of
her but she does have one love in life, music. She's a tad bit
prickly/grumpy at times but when she plays or sings music everyone stops
is one heck of an interesting character. Being a sar (dragon) he
doesn't naturally show emotions. It's great to see his conflict and
imagine things from his point of view.
Kiggs, a royal bastard (literally) makes for a great slow burning love
interest. Also have to say how happy I am that there aren't two guys
that the heroine is crazy over. I love that the connection isn't
instant and that they both know that in the end it might not work out
for them. He makes a great counterpoint to Seraphina because he's
always looking for the truth.
really like that there are a lot of shades of grey when it comes to
these characters. At least two characters that I could have swore were
going to be bad guys, turned out to be good and rather vital to the
also adore that Seraphina has a love interest but is not putting that
above what she has to do. She knows there are more important things to
do first like staying alive and hoping that the kingdom survives.
is such a great story and explores so many interesting themes. It’s a
story about fitting in that’s just told beautifully and from quite an
interesting perspective. I truly can’t wait to see what happens next in
this medieval, magical, dragon filled world.