What’s on my bookshelf: Seraphina, by Rachel Hartman

It’s been a while since I updated my bookshelf. Since reading Bitterblue, by Kristin Cashore, I’ve read The Maze Runner, by The James Dashner and am almost finished with Seraphina, by Rachel Hartman.

While I’m not going to post a book discussion about The Maze Runner, if you want to check out my thoughts about it, you can find them on GoodReads or under my Amazon reviews.

I should be posting a book discussion about Seraphina sometime next week. If you haven’t read Seraphina, I highly recommend you do. Though I haven’t finished it, I can already say it’s one of the best books I’ve read all year—if not the best book!

Below is the description found on Amazon. Click on the book cover to surf on over there and buy your own copy. (Pick up a copy of The Maze Runner, too, while you’re at it.)

In her New York Times bestselling début, Rachel Hartman introduces mathematical dragons in an alternative-medieval world to fantasy and science-fiction readers of all ages. Eragon-author Christopher Paolini calls them, “Some of the most interesting dragons I’ve read in fantasy.”

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.

 

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