Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday: Seraphina

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

On Savvy Book Reviews, I'll be showcasing books that we'll be adding soon to the library!

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:

Seraphina (Seraphina #1)
By: Rachel Hartman
Publication Date: 7/10/2012

From Goodreads:

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.


  1. I don't tend to pick up many dragon books. I've read Eragon and the Dragonriders of Pern (which I really liked) though. I keep seeing Serephina around however. I'm very tempted to try it out once it releases.

    Here's my WoW if you'd like to check it out :)

  2. I actually saw this last week on someone else's blog and I love the look and sound of this book. Great choice.

    Here's my WoW

  3. Oh. Wow. Excellent pick! I am definitely adding this one to my ever growing TBR pile. Thank you so much for sharing - have a great weekend! :)

    Here's mine: