[Book Review] Seraphina

Seraphina_coverTitle: Seraphina (Book 1)
Author: Rachel Hartman
Genre: Fantasy
Published: July 2012 by Random House Children’s Books
Recommended for ages 12 and up
Source: Purchased from the bookstore

WHAT’S THE BOOK ABOUT?

Here’s a description from the publisher:

Four decades of peace have done little to ease the mistrust between humans and dragons in the kingdom of Goredd. Folding themselves into human shape, dragons attend court as ambassadors, and lend their rational, mathematical minds to universities as scholars and teachers. As the treaty’s anniversary draws near, however, tensions are high.

Seraphina Dombegh has reason to fear both sides. An unusually gifted musician, she joins the court just as a member of the royal family is murdered—in suspiciously draconian fashion. Seraphina is drawn into the investigation, partnering with the captain of the Queen’s Guard, the dangerously perceptive Prince Lucian Kiggs. While they begin to uncover hints of a sinister plot to destroy the peace, Seraphina struggles to protect her own secret, the secret behind her musical gift, one so terrible that its discovery could mean her very life.

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[Random Babbles] Some Haiku and Drivels

Feeling haiku-ish today. This resulted.

Haiku Book Thoughts & Summary on: Seraphina by Rachel Hartman

(summary)

Secrets I must bear
Dragons mingling with humans
War looms upon us

(thoughts)

Phina brave and true
Happy ending, I wish you
But ahead, tough road

I was aiming for the haiku to sound amusing or smart, but alas, I might have achieved neither… I’m afraid it’s the best I can do. 😆 Practice makes perfect? I wonder if I should do this regularly… or maybe not… or maybe yes… or maybe…

Anyhoo, I’ll post the proper book review soon-ish. ^_^

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