Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Seraphina by Rachel Hartman

It took me a long time to get to the point where I did not want to put the book down.
Seraphina had secrets and was a secret even from herself for a while.  She climbed out her window one day after being locked inside her room by her father.  Thier was a parade to celebrate the treaty that ended the war between the dragons and humans.  Durning the prade things got out of controll and she was almost trampled when one of the dragons rescued her.
Orma was the dragon.  Dragons are logical and are not supposed to care and have emotions.  When they are in human form for too long they can get them.
Orma rescued Seraphina and when he did memories of him and her mother started to come to her.  She would have fits and be out of it for awhile.  Some of the visions and voices she heard in her mind seemed to be the same ones over and over but saying and doing different things.  Orma taught her to make a safe place to keep them in her mind in a statue garden.
Orma was her Uncle her knowledge of her mother was all wrong. Her mother really was a dragon, who hid it from her husband till she was dying in childbirth.
Seraphina was a lover of music and ended up in the royal court as assistant
music director.
The time was almost on hand to celebrate the 40 years anniversery of the peace treaty. The dragon leader was coming for this celebration.
Someone killed the Queen's only son Prince Rufus. Thier are different
groups who do not want the peace and are working to break it on both sides.
Seraphina knows a lot about the dragons from her teachers and her father that helped draft the treaty years ago.  She ends up in the thick of it over and over and has to lie because she is illegal. She is trying to figure out what is
going on around her and who killed the Prince.
Prince lucian is engaged to his cousin Princess Glisselda age 15.  He is also
looking into the death of his Uncle and is Captain of the Queen's Guard.
You do not know who are all the bad guys till the end.  I bet thier will be another book after this but who knows.
I was given this ebook to read in exchange of honest review from Netgalley.
07/10/2012 PUB  Random House Children's Books

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