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Lyrical, imaginative, and wholly original, this New York Times bestseller with 8 starred reviews is not to be missed.  Rachel Hartman's award-winning debut will have you looking at dragons as you've never imagined them before...
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 Lucien. 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.
"Will appeal to both fans of Christopher Paolini's Eragon series and Robin McKinley's The Hero and the Crown ." -- Entertainment Weekly

"[A] lush, intricately plotted fantasy." -- The Washington Post

"Beautifully written. Some of the most interesting dragons I've read."
--Christopher Paolini, New York Times bestselling author of Eragon
Publisher: New York : Random House, c2012.
Edition: First U.S. edition
ISBN: 9780375866562
Branch Call Number: YA HARTMAN
Characteristics: 465 pages ; 22 cm.


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LPL_KateG Mar 05, 2018

I listened to the audiobook version of Seraphina for the Book Squad Goals challenge - "Read a book about a mythical creature." This was such a sweet book with interesting characters and an imaginative story-line.

Are you just as obsessed with dragons as Hagrid and Charlie? If so, then this book is a MUST read. The world this novel is set in has dragons that can masquerade as humans, and dragons and humans living and working side-by-side.

Like Adelina in the beginning of The Young Elites, Seraphina is an outsider and has a secret. She is half dragon and, like Adelina, discovers that she might not be the only one who possesses this distinction. Harman's extremely complex world building and hints of romance will satisfy Lu's fans. I... Read More »

This Morris Award winner full of shapeshifting dragons and musicians with intricate world-building is a great fantasy read.

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