SeraphinaBook - 2012
Seraphina is a half-dragon, descended from a dragon mother who took human form and a father who has no particular fondness for Seraphina's kind.
Not that anyone else does either. Hers is a world where dragons and humans live and work side by side--but below the surface, tensions and hostilities are on the rise. Seraphina guards her true self with all of her being, but when a member of the royal family is brutally murdered, she's suddenly thrust into the spotlight, drawn into the investigation alongside the dangerously perceptive Prince Lucian.
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 . . . and 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
Meet Seraphina's sister, Tess, in Rachel Hartman's brand new fantasy adventure, Tess of the Road .
From Library Staff
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.
LPL_KimberlyL May 21, 2016
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 »
LPL_TeenZone May 01, 2015
This Morris Award winner full of shapeshifting dragons and musicians with intricate world-building is a great fantasy read.
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The music flew from me like a dove released into the vastness of the nave; the cathedral itself lent it new richness and gave something back, as if this glorious edifice, too, were my instrument.
The future would come, full of war and uncertainty, but I would not be facing it alone.
“Sometimes the truth has difficulty breaching the city walls of our beliefs. A lie, dressed in the correct livery, passes through more easily.”
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In a world where dragons roam and walk amongst humans, in human form called saarantras. In such a world where dragons can go unnoticed, and still harbor such awesome powers, tensions between dragons and humans rise as the fortieth anniversary of their great treaty approaches.
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