by Rachel Hartman
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Just released: March 10, 2015
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
Genre: Dragon, Fantasy, YA
Hardback: 608 pages
The kingdom of Goredd: a world where humans and dragons share life with an uneasy balance, and those few who are both human and dragon must hide the truth. Seraphina is one of these, part girl, part dragon, who is reluctantly drawn into the politics of her world. When war breaks out between the dragons and humans, she must travel the lands to find those like herself—for she has an inexplicable connection to all of them, and together they will be able to fight the dragons in powerful, magical ways.
As Seraphina gathers this motley crew, she is pursued by humans who want to stop her. But the most terrifying is another half dragon, who can creep into people’s minds and take them over. Until now, Seraphina has kept her mind safe from intruders, but that also means she’s held back her own gift. It is time to make a choice: Cling to the safety of her old life, or embrace a powerful new destiny?
I found most this to be a kind of travel/road trip kind of book with new sights, sounds and dragons.
As Seraphina is put to the task of gathering and uniting dragons, she grows to be a kind of ambassador.
Seraphina finally gets to learn more about the different types of dragons and their ways with her many meetings. Also, instead of huge fiery breathing dragons creating havoc, there are different sorts in this tale - cerebral fighting.
Things to note:
A lot of interactions with differents sorts of dragon folk - moslty in human form.
A lot of politics and magical mind play with a large cast of characters.
A little bit of romance.
Music continues to play a part as in the first book.
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