Review: Seraphina by Rachel Hartman

19549841Release Date: July 10th 2012

Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers

Series: Seraphina #1

Genres: Young-Adult/ Fantasy

Format: Kindle

Source: Purchased

My Rating: 4 Stars

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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.

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Review: Incarnate by Jodi Meadows

8573642Release Date: January 31st 2012

Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books

Series: Newsoul #1

Genres: Young-Adult/ Fantasy/ Romance

Format: Kindle

Source: Purchased

My Rating: 5 Stars

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New soul

Ana is new. For thousands of years in Range, a million souls have been reincarnated over and over, keeping their memories and experiences from previous lifetimes. When Ana was born, another soul vanished, and no one knows why.

No soul

Even Ana’s own mother thinks she’s a nosoul, an omen of worse things to come, and has kept her away from society. To escape her seclusion and learn whether she’ll be reincarnated, Ana travels to the city of Heart, but its citizens are afraid of what her presence means. When dragons and sylph attack the city, is Ana to blame?

Heart

Sam believes Ana’s new soul is good and worthwhile. When he stands up for her, their relationship blooms. But can he love someone who may live only once, and will Ana’s enemies—human and creature alike—let them be together? Ana needs to uncover the mistake that gave her someone else’s life, but will her quest threaten the peace of Heart and destroy the promise of reincarnation for all?

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Review: Frozen (Heart of Dread #1) by Melissa de la Cruz and Michael Johnston

First Released: January 1st 2013 Recent Release Date: October 2nd 2014 Publisher: Orchard Books Genre: YA Dystopia/ Fantasy Format: Digital ARC Source: Publisher via NetGalley Rating: 4 stars Purchase: Amazon | B&N | Book Depository Welcome to New Vegas, a city once covered in bling, now blanketed in ice. Like much of the destroyed planet, the place knows only one temperature – freezing. But some things never […]