FREE DOWNLOAD é Seraphina Ù Lyrical imaginative and wholly original this New York Times bestseller with 8 starred reviews is not to be missed Rachel Hartman’s award winning debut will have you looking at dragons as you've never imagined them before In the kingdom of Goredd dragons and humans live and work side by side – while below the surface tensionInto the investigation alongside the dangerously perceptive and dashing Prince Lucien But as the two uncover a sinister plot to destroy the wavering peace of the kingdom Seraphina's struggle to protect her secret becomes increasingly difficult while its discovery could mean her very lif. I hate it when I have the impression that I am reading a different book from other readers whose opinion I value Hate it But it happens and unfortunately it happened with this book I've read some really glowing reviews but alas I can't just partially share the love Objectively Seraphina meets all the reuirements to become the next epic fantasy series it has an original take on a fairly exploited theme dragons an amazing world building a well formed strong main character a 5 star worthy writing style But let's go in orderThe story is set in a world where two species exist dragons and humans Dragons powerful creatures mathematical minds able to take human form saarantrai to interact with people reject all emotions as weakness to the point of excising them from their brains Humans constrained in their fragile bodies fear dragons above all else and despise them even in their human form to the point of racial discrimination These two species have been at war with one another for the longest of times except for the past forty years when a rather unstable truce gave apparent peace to the world Now it's the time to renew the peace So dragons And humans And then there's Seraphina She is the unthinkable a half dragon It is imperative her identity remain a secret but when the Prince of Goredd is found brutally murdered and all fingers point to the dragons Seraphina becomes the unwilling protagonist of an investigation to unveil a plot that is threatening to jeopardize an already unstable peace and which will oblige her to face her most dreaded nightmare the truth about herself Sounds awesome doesn't itDragons that can take human form that speak their own language Mootya that are organized and regulated by an Ardmagar and a council of Censors I found it fascinating In fact the world building is extremely well developed and detailed To be honest I haven't read that many books about dragons and I'd say this is probably on the same level as Eon Dragoneye Reborn as far a world building goes Seraphina is an amazing character Caught in the middle between two worlds neither here nor there she has been taught to despise a part of herself to keep it secreted She lives a lie and will never be accepted by either worlds She is an abomination I loved her passion for music her witty personality her intelligence and self deprecating sense of humor I loved how she grows during the story how she comes to term with her feelings how lies do not belong to her but have only been inculcated in her how she is fundamentally honest Even the love story which could have been a potential love triangle comes out as believable growing and sweet Lucian is a bit too much the perfect guy for me too good through and through but still very likable I found much interesting a whole set of bizarre side characters Madame Okra Abdo Viridius Orma Basind They had me laughing most of the time and were truly what MADE this book for meHartman's writing is what I'd define sophisticated and recherché I had to look up a fair amount of words my favorite probably being houppelande There are no doubts about the uality of her writing and truly there isn't much to say about itBut I have to defend my 3 stars I'll sum it up in one word pacingDespite the fantastic world building the amazing characters and the luscious writing I had such a hard time getting through this book I considered abandoning it on than one occasion The uantity of information to take in in the first say 150 pages of the book is massive and not always explained in a way to make it crystal clear Some things are just thrown there and then explained 50 pages later There's a whole universe of saints to digest that really were they necessary And there is barely any action up until I marked it page 168To be honest too slow for me sometimes it really could not keep my attentionI had a hard time wrapping my head around Seraphina's garden and her grotesues I felt the need for a bit physical descriptions of the uigutl for example and a MAP I really really wanted to see a map How is this world Where is the Tanamoot How many other kingdoms are there and where are they in respect to Goredd So three stars I enjoyed it because I was stubborn and kept reading and was finally rewarded in the second part but I'm not sure everybody would get through those first 100 and odd pages Or maybe it's just me other readers seem to adore itI'm looking forward to seeing the cover for it and I will surely pick up the seuel to this adventure with dragons hoping that with the infodump out of the way I will find it a bit fast paced Find this review and and at The Nocturnal Library

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Lyrical imaginative and wholly original this New York Times bestseller with 8 starred reviews is not to be missed Rachel Hartman’s award winning debut will have you looking at dragons as you've never imagined them before In the kingdom of Goredd dragons and humans live and work side by. What does it take to inspire someone to read a bookIs it enough to give a heartfelt plea to the book's worthinessMaybe a meme Or jazzhands Will jazzhands convince you I know a meme about jazzhands Admit it This is pretty damn irresistibleOkay well if you're one of those strange people who would choose a convincing well informed review over a meme of a tiny turtle doing jazzhands then Are you sure I can't convince you with jazzhands Maybe throw in a shuffle for youSeraphina is half dragon and not because her father struggles with the basic nuances of the English language Well maybe a little bitIn this epic fantasy by debut author Rachel Hartman Seraphina is an abomination who must hide her true self from everyone lest she and her father are killed for heresy Dragons have the ability to fold themselves into human bodies and have maintained a strenuous peace with the human kingdoms Seraphina's life is put into jeopardy when court intrigue and mystery implicates that the treaty between dragons and humans is in dangerHartman's novel is almost flawlessly executed The novel whilst long is easily readable Hartman doesn't rush her narrative but neither does it seem to drag or falter Aside from a few brief flashback sessions the story is carried entirely by Seraphina who may be half human and half dragon but she is all brilliant She is the euivalent of some kind of beardragon hybrid Like a beardragon hybrid that can breath fire Yeah that level of coolness Well what do you know They have a meme for thatOften in novels the female MC will profess to be extremely smart but much to my chagrin behave agonizingly stupidly and prove to have the mental faculties of a gnat Seraphina is the total opposite of TSTL She is brilliant charming ballsy and brave All the while she is also tactile honest and fully developed Actually I can not think of a single character in this book that I could argue as being two dimensional or aggravatingIn fact I absolutely loved the portrayal of strong female characters in this book It was done with such grace and humanity that I found myself respecting most of the women in this book Glisselda and the ueen were fantastic characters whom I absolutely adoredKiggs as the love interest was believable endearing and wonderful His character so eccentric so insightful and honourable completely won me over His relationship with Seraphina was genuine subtle and romantic The best thing He wasn't any over developed Romanticized Alpha Male Thank goodness He rocked it without needing to bully oppress or corner Seraphina in any wayThe pacing is excellent for a lengthy novel I gobbled it up and only at the very end did I feel any desire to speed things up It is also beautifully well written The imagery alone was breath takingly beautiful The prose were polished and elegant It was a pleasure to read This novel was so full of emotion beauty and poetry that I was honestly startled because I expected none of itI must confess that I am an acuaintance of Hartman here on GoodReads I had grown a healthy respect for her opinions and expression so I entered into reading Seraphina with a certain amount of skepticism and trepidation I wonder if Hartman felt a similar trepidation when she saw that I had applied for her ARC and decided to read it Because let's face it I'm not exactly known to be the most generous of reviewers That's probably actually an understatementIf you think that my opinion of this book has been swayed by my association with the author then feel free to make your own mind up about it I'm sure reviews will be popping up soonBut to be honest I didn't know what to expect when starting this novel I've read work by friends before and had to put them aside with embarrassment This time is different When Seraphina is released I will buy this novel and treasure it I will probably read it again and again when I need a laugh or a romantic story or something to relax to In fact I loved this novel so much that I want to recommend it to everyone I want to go get everyone I know and make them read it This is the kind of novel that deserves to be published that deserves to be successful We need of this out there Not another trashy teen YA This is the good shit Right here So my uestion is what will it take to inspire you to read this book This ARC was provided to me by Random House publishers No money or favours were exchanged

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SeraphinaSide – while below the surface tensions and hostility simmer The newest member of the royal court a uniuely gifted musician named Seraphina holds a deep secret of her own One that she guards with all of her beingWhen a member of the royal family is brutally murdered Seraphina is drawn. I finished Seraphina And I ended up really liking it will discuss in this months wrap up