Anyways, here is a book review from the days gone by, I hope you like it.
I must admit – whenever I see a book that has anything to do with dragons, I run and take cover. But something about Seraphina intrigued me.
Once I started reading I was immediately sucked in. Rachel Hartman writes with such a strong voice, and really, I could probably write endless praises for this book all day. But I won’t.
Seraphina is a book about how we all have secrets that need to be hidden – but to what extent, and for what price? In a medieval kingdom called Goredd, the townsfolk are nearing the 40th anniversary of a peace treaty between dragons and humans – but that does not mean everyone has accepted it.
Dragons have the ability to fold themselves into humans, and unless they are bell exempt, must wear a bell around their neck so everyone may know who they really are. But some of those who are bell exempt are passing as human, settling down with humans and having children, the humans unknowing this fact about their spouses.
The result? Half dragons, called ityasaari, of which are highly frowned upon in the medieval society, and each of which have unique ityasaari abilities.
Seraphina Dombegh is one such half dragon, desperately keeping her secrets from the rest of the kingdom. But when Prince Rufus is murdered in a suspiciously dragon-like way on a hunting trip, and with the Ardmagar (The leader of the dragons who signed the treaty on behalf of all dragons) coming to the kingdom soon, half dragon Seraphina, with her friends Prince Lucian and Princess Glisselda, must help crack the case, keep her secrets unrevealed from everyone (Including Prince Lucian and Princess Glisselda), remain a semi-anonymous person, and... find true love?
Once I started reading, I was immediately sucked in. Rachel Hartman writes with such a strong voice. Really, I could probably write endless praises for this book all day.