Today we are going to talk about April’s book of the month, Seraphina by Rachel Hartman But first, let’s check out this book and see what it is all about.
Lyrical, imaginative, and wholly original, this New York Times bestseller with 8 starred reviews is not to be missed. Rachel Hartman’s award-winning debut will have you looking at dragons as you’ve never imagined them before…
Seraphina is a half-dragon, descended from a dragon mother who took human form and a father who has no particular fondness for Seraphina’s kind.
Not that anyone else does either. Hers is a world where dragons and humans live and work side by side—but below the surface, tensions and hostilities are on the rise. Seraphina guards her true self with all of her being, but when a member of the royal family is brutally murdered, she’s suddenly thrust into the spotlight, drawn into the investigation alongside the dangerously perceptive Prince Lucian.
As the two uncover a sinister plot to destroy the wavering peace of the kingdom, Seraphina’s struggle to protect her secret becomes increasingly difficult . . . and its discovery could mean her very life.
QUESTIONS TO THINK ABOUT AND/OR ANSWER:
- Did the author do a good job of world-building? Why or why not?
- Which of the characters did you like the most? Which did you dislike? Were you
able to keep the characters straight?
- Were there parts of the book you especially enjoyed, or parts you did not like?
- Did the plot take turns you did not expect, or did you find it predictable?
- What was the most influential factor in drawing you in or turning you off the book? (Pick a passage, a character, a scene, an idea, etc.)
(Questions from Galesburg Public Library)
“Will appeal to both fans of Christopher Paolini’s Eragon series and Robin McKinley’s The Hero and the Crown.”—Entertainment Weekly
“[A] lush, intricately plotted fantasy.”—The Washington Post
“Beautifully written. Some of the most interesting dragons I’ve read.”—Christopher Paolini, New York Times bestselling author of Eragon
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