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July 11, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday # 103 - Seraphina by Rachel Hartman

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

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.
In her exquisitely written fantasy debut, Rachel Hartman creates a rich, complex, and utterly original world. Seraphina's tortuous journey to self-acceptance is one readers will remember long after they've turned the final page.
July 10th 2012 (yesterday!) by Random House Children's Books

Dragons! And murder, secrets.. :)


  1. I remember watching Dragon Heart when I was a kid, which I LOVED but I'm not normally into books about dragons, although this one sounds great! The summary just makes it sound so magical and I LOVE the cover which looks like an old woodcut!! Great pick :)

    My Waiting on Wednesday post.

  2. OHHHH! I'm looking forward to this one too. And, ALWAYS, dragons! Great pick.

    If you'd like, you can check out my WoW here.

  3. Seraphina was my WoW pick last week. It had me won over with the court intrigue than sealed the deal with dragons. Can't wait to read this one, great choice! :]

  4. I do like dragons :) and this does sound liek a YA fantasy that I'd like to read

  5. I've seen this one around, and it looks interesting. Hope you get to read it soon.
    Brandi from Blkosiner’s Book Blog

  6. Sounds good. Dragons? So cool! :)