Sunday, March 24, 2013

Seraphina by Rachel Hartman

This is an amazing book with different varieties of dragons and humans, and half-breeds. Seraphina is secretly half-human and half-dragon. She inherited a fantastic talent for music and is the assistant to the court composer. She becomes involved in preventing a war between dragons and humans and has to do it without exposing herself.

The fun of reading a fantasy like this one is the world building. The author creates an entire world with dress, food, rituals, etc. The  trick is to introduce these new things to the reader without the reader feeling like he is getting a civics lesson. I, unfortunately, read this in a place where I was constantly interrupted. It deserves to be read without distractions so the reader is totally immersed in the place and can enjoy the new and unusual surroundings. Give yourself a quiet place with a bowl of snacks, turn off the phone and other disruptions and you will be rewarded!

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