Seraphina by Rachel Hartmen

Seraphina lives in a world where dragons and humans have signed a peace treaty and live reasonably peacefully together, until a prince is murdered in a very dragon-like way. Now tensions and mistrust on both sides are running rampant. Seraphina has respect for both sides which draws her to the prince’s murder investigation where she works with the Queens Guard to uncover the truth. Can she uncover the sinister plot before both sides explode and 4 decades of peace is destroyed?

What did you think of the main character?
I loved Seraphina! She is very bold and confident, but deep down this confidence isn’t as strong as it looks from the surface. She is terrorized by the secret she carries and it shows in her character.
Was the book different from what you expected?
I wasn’t sure what to expect when I picked up this book. I don’t tend to read a lot of fantasy so I wasn’t sure if I was going to like this story. However, I was pleasantly surprised! I loved the characters and the murder mystery really pulled me in.

Were the characters and their problems believable?
I feel they were believable. Of course some of the problems were only realistic in this fantasy story, but how the characters reacted to their problems was what was so believable.
From whose point of view is the story told?
The story is told by Seraphina. Because she is so sympathetic to both sides, the reader really gets a sense of what is going on. I wouldn’t say she is completely unbiased, but definitely more so than some of the characters. It is also a great way to get to know her, as the story centers around her character. The reader really gets to see and feel her emotions.

Meagan’s Rating: 5 out of 5

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