Seraphina, by Rachel Hartman

Seraphina. Rachel Hartman. Book Review: Though humans and dragons have lived peacefully for 40 years, old tensions run high. Dragons take human form and act as ambassadors, and as lightning rods for anti-dragon sentiment. Seraphina Dombegh has just joined the court as assistant musician, when a member of the royal family is gruesomely killed. Seraphina is drawn into the investigation, but must be careful not to reveal her own secrets... Best: political intrigue, a well developed world, and a fresh take on a fantasy favorite. Worst: the romantic plot is obvious, and its conclusion unsurprising.

Good for: Oh come on, you know who you are, fantasy fans. You saw dragons and your ears perked up. You're not fooling anybody.

This book is advertised to both adults and young adults.


Kora said:On Sep 11, 15 at 11:36am

There is a second book, and the romantic plot isn't as obvious then.

Peyton Sanders said:On Aug 09, 19 at 7:15pm

It really isn't as obvious, and it's amazing. I know some people who totally identified the relationship as early as the first book, but I myself was caught off-guard. Loved it, though.

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