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Seraphina

A Novel
Hartman, Rachel (Book - 2012 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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In a world where dragons and humans coexist in an uneasy truce and dragons can assume human form, Seraphina, whose mother died giving birth to her, grapples with her own identity amid magical secrets and royal scandals, while she struggles to accept and develop her extraordinary musical talents.
Authors: Hartman, Rachel
Title: Seraphina
a novel
Published: New York : Random House, c2012.
Edition: 1st ed.
Characteristics: 465 p. ;,22 cm.
Summary: In a world where dragons and humans coexist in an uneasy truce and dragons can assume human form, Seraphina, whose mother died giving birth to her, grapples with her own identity amid magical secrets and royal scandals, while she struggles to accept and develop her extraordinary musical talents.
Local Note: 1
ISBN: 9780375866562
0375866566
9780375966569
0375966560
Branch Call Number: YA HAR
Statement of Responsibility: Rachel Hartman
Subject Headings: Identity (Philosophical concept) Juvenile fiction. Self-actualization (Psychology) Juvenile fiction. Dragons Juvenile fiction. Music Juvenile fiction. Courts and courtiers Juvenile fiction.
Genre/Form: Fantasy fiction.
Topical Term: Identity (Philosophical concept)
Self-actualization (Psychology)
Dragons
Music
Courts and courtiers
LCCN: 2011003015
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Jul 24, 2014
  • Pinkirishrose rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Really awesome book! It took me a few chapters to get into it, but once I did, I could not stop reading. I like the dragons in this book, because they're so different from dragons in other books, and they also made Goredd a really interesting kingdom. It is written in a way that you feel as if you are there with the characters, which definitely added to the amazingness of this book. Seraphina is amazing, and is one of my favourite main characters I've read about in a while.

Jul 06, 2014
  • LorientFaradayMaurice rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

(Christine -- It is evidently named Shadow Scale -- March 10th 2015 is the alledged publication date! The link: http://rachelhartmanbooks.com/2013/11/02/the-sequel/ . I am eagerly looking forwards to it!!)

Initially I detested Seraphina, as a twelve-year-old newly reading Young Adult. A word to the wise, there are too many swears and too much innuendo for a new reader of the Young Adult genre! However, 'tis easy to ignore.

Now some time later, I find myself loving it; wondering how a book which I previously hated could have such jurisdiction of my emotions (I teared up and smiled more than once); and delighted in the rich world and complex characters. And therein lies a fault: It is a little too rich. Rich to the point of abject confusion!
If one pays attention, it is no great disaster....

Essentially it is heartwrenching, complicated, deep, emotional, many more things AND entirely unique. Plus it has approx. sixty characters.

Where's the second one? There are many hints to one..... A good book, a bit slow in the beginning though.

May 25, 2014
  • omdarbandi rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A talented story, which I really enjoyed it.

Apr 03, 2014
  • fantasy8dreamer rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This is a book that I was really looking forward to and I enjoyed reading it. This is a wonderful book, but it did start off a little slow. It puts a new twist on dragons and shows us that telling the truth is hard but worth it.

Mar 29, 2014
  • november191998 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

This was the one book I was really looking forward to reading and I was not disapointed. This book was exactly the kind of fantasy book that I love. This book was filled with everything from suspense to romance. I enjoyed how the authour kept certain secrets of the main character from the reader for so long as it kept me alert and intrigued.

Mar 13, 2014
  • Sassy29 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

This book is increadible! It teaches you that the truth is hard to tell but worth it. It also teaches you that no matter your situation you are never alone.

Mar 11, 2014
  • ninjaunicorn666 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I really enjoyed reading this book and I loved the characters. A little thick but it had me captivated from page 1. Definitely recommend it.

Dec 27, 2013
  • k_t rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Such a phenomenal book with really great world building. It just sucks you in with perfect pacing and engaging characters and the awesome setting. Definitely recommended to fantasy lovers, regardless of age.

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May 25, 2014
  • omdarbandi rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Jun 03, 2013
  • CraneWife rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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May 10, 2013
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May 25, 2014
  • omdarbandi rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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.

Oct 11, 2012
  • GtotheSS rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Dragons!

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Jul 27, 2014
  • KaiaWillow rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

The future would come, full of war and uncertainty, but I would not be facing it alone.

May 25, 2014
  • omdarbandi rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

“Sometimes the truth has difficulty breaching the city walls of our beliefs. A lie, dressed in the correct livery, passes through more easily.”

May 25, 2014
  • omdarbandi rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

“We were all monsters and bastards, and we were all beautiful.”

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Nov 15, 2013
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Jul 15, 2012
  • quagga rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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