SERAPHINA by Rachel Hartman
About SERAPHINA (taken from goodreads.com)
Four decades of peace have done little to ease the mistrust between humans and dragons in the kingdom of Goredd. Folding themselves into human shape, dragons attend court as ambassadors, and lend their rational, mathematical minds to universities as scholars and teachers. As the treaty’s anniversary draws near, however, tensions are high.
Seraphina Dombegh has reason to fear both sides. An unusually gifted musician, she joins the court just as a member of the royal family is murdered—in suspiciously draconian fashion. Seraphina is drawn into the investigation, partnering with the captain of the Queen’s Guard, the dangerously perceptive Prince Lucian Kiggs. While they begin to uncover hints of a sinister plot to destroy the peace, Seraphina struggles to protect her own secret, the secret behind her musical gift, one so terrible that its discovery could mean her very life.
Review of SERAPHINA
I was very happy while reading this book. The writing flowed very nicely and is very descriptive. It’s a serious book without being too serious. Seraphina is born into a life she didn’t ask for and she has to lie and hide. This book is a really easy read and basically perfect. It was just a really smartly written book. You go through so many different emotions throughout the whole novel!
The main character, Seraphina, is a great heroine. She’s beautiful, vulnerable, inspiring and brave. I usually find main characters that are really smart to be super immature and whiny but this case was the complete opposite. I loved Seraphina so much! She was the perfect main character. And while I couldn’t tell you what Lucian looked like, he was the perfect male main! The romance between them was great as well. I liked how they took their time and didn’t rush it like in most books.
5 out of 5
“We were all monsters and bastards, and we were all beautiful.”