I was mesmerized by this story! Hartman has created a fantastical world of humans and dragons that would do very well in a HISTORY classroom. Seriously! The trials and tribulations that groups such as Native Americans, African-Americans, and Hispanic Americans have faced - such as racism, segregation, and forced removal - blossom in this story. It was so touching yet so very relevant to what young people need to understand about what our country (US) has done to those who are "different" from the people in power. Beyond the social aspects, it was an intriguing story in itself. Highly recommended to readers of all ages.
follow a woman named seraphina who has a secret she's!!!!! o no I'm not going to tell you. You have to read it to find out any way read it for sure it makes you feel happy it makes you feel sad laugh or cry it's great book read it
I am a fiber artist and teacher. I love moderate action, plot twists, diverse characters and much romance.
I guess this is basically a YA level novel, but it was so clever & fun, anyone who likes dragons and castles will enjoy it. We started this one on a road trip and then had to get out a puzzle when we got home so we could just sit and listen in the living room?
The narration was very good and fit the main character and genre quite well. The "voices" were maybe not utterly perfect, but they were pretty darn good. Her phrasing was excellent in my opinion. The pauses at periods and proper observation of punctuation made it much easier to absorb all the little details of the writing, which is quite literate and, at times, amusing, and the hints about the various ongoing intrigues.
It says there are 2 narrators above? Huh. I didn't see that on the "cover" and I didn't notice in listening. I guess if there were two they worked well together!
Even though most of the intrigue obviously gets cleared up by the end (it wouldn't be very satisfyingly YA if it didn't) the excellent characters have us thinking about planning another road trip to start the sequel.
Seraphina was a great Dragon shapeshifter tale. The London described was vivid and captivating in detail and scope. I was lost in listening hour after hour, great experience.
I'm pretty picky with dragon books (hated the last two series I tried to start) but this blew me away. Great world building, beautiful prose, engaging characters, bittersweet but satisfying ending. Adore the readers.