Move aside Eragon, Seraphina is here!
Rachel Hartman’s novel thrills with an intriguing new world of dragons who can take human form but often refuse to do so because of their contempt for experiencing human emotions when in such a state.
Our story unravels through the eyes of sixteen-year-old Seraphina, who is assistant to the court composer and secretly half-dragon—a secret that forces her to remain guarded from those around her and also to fear for her life because human-dragon relationships are forbidden. Lonely and at war with her own nature, as Seraphina heart-breakingly genuinely questions whether or not she is a monster, she navigates the complicated, dangerous politics of the court consisting of both dragons and humans. The sudden murder of the human royal heir seems to point to a dragon and has both sides suspicious of—and wanting to take revenge on—the other. With her unique half-dragon mind bringing vivid dreams of different people like herself, Seraphina struggles to both discover and come to turn with who she is while hiding in plain sight—or rather, at the side of the Princess, whom she ends up unofficially advising on the sticky and heated human-dragon affairs, and the Princess’ betrothed, handsome Prince Lucian whom Seraphina is surprised to find herself growing close to. But in Seraphina’s world, any person she lets in might find out who—or what—she is. And her secret could mean her death.