Seraphina by Rachel Hartman
Review by Fallon D., Northwest Branch
Seraphina Dombegh has just moved out of the house and works as the court musical assistant in her hometown of Lavondaville. But this is no ordinary land. Dragons know fold themselves into human shapes to help with ruling, and as the 40th anniversary of the peace is almost upon them, Prince Rufus is murdered and dragons are the key suspects. Seraphna and Prince Lucan Kiggs, second heir to the throne, are dragged into the mystery, and find something much bigger than they ever expected. All the while, Seraphina is trying to hide her secret. Her secret behind her musical talent, her secret that could cost her life.
I loved this book!! It was extremely well written, the depth of the storyline was intriguing, ans I sincerely cared about the characters. When I saw that both Christopher Paolini ans Naomi Novik, two of my favorite authors, praised it, I had to read it. I was not disappointed. Although it was a little bit confusing in the beginning and took a little while for the storyline to pick up, once it did I couldn't stop reading. I absolutely loved the two main characters, Seraphina and Kiggs. Seraphina herself is a flautist, and so am I, so I could really connect with her. Seraphina was a great tale of adventure, mystery, and identity.