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.
I must agree with the synopsis, I have remembered this book, it was captivating, interesting, compelling, and just so freaking fantastic! It was an utterly amazing book, one that's one of my most favourite of the year, because yeah, it's just so good!
Seraphina was an awesome character, I wanted to know more about her, she had such a great voice, that kind of light sarcasm, which while I love sarcasm, was appropriate for Seraphina, especially since she's the assistant for the royal musician dude, and is around royalty!
This world, it's pretty facinating, and I loved delving into it with Seraphina, with her mind garden, and the denizens there, because we got to meet 3, and they were all really interesting, and added so much to the story, and how they helped in the end against the bad guy, so great!
This was such a great book, I enjoyed it so much, it had such a great beginning, middle, and end, and coming all together, I just loved this book so muhc!
Author: Rachel Hartman
Read: April 29th, 2012
Reason Why: It sounded amazing, and it's a DAC book, a LLFL book, YAHFC book, and a A-Z book challenge book!
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Expected Publication: July 10th 2012