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Book 2 - Seraphina Series

Shadow Scale

A Companion to Seraphina

    • 4.2 • 66 Ratings
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Publisher Description

Seraphina took the literary world by storm with 8 starred reviews and numerous “Best of” lists. At last, her eagerly awaited sequel has arrived—and with it comes an epic battle between humans and dragons.
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?
Praise for Seraphina:
A New York Times Bestseller
An Indie Bestseller
Winner of the William C. Morris Debut Award
Winner of the Cybil Award for Teen Fantasy and Science Fiction
An Amazon Top 20 Teen Book of the Year
A Chicago Public Library Best Book of the Year
A Kirkus Reviews Best Teen Book of the Year
A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year
A Library Journal Best Young Adult Literature for Adults Selection
A Booklist Editors’ Choice
An ABA New Voices Pick
A Publishers Weekly Flying Start Author
An ALA-ALSC Notable Children’s Book
An ALA-YALSA Top Ten Best Fiction for Young Adults Book
Recipient of 8 Starred Reviews
“Beautifully written, well-rounded characters, and some of the most interesting dragons I’ve read in fantasy for a long while. An impressive debut novel; I can’t wait to see what Rachel Hartman writes next.”
—Christopher Paolini, New York Times bestselling author of Eragon
“A novel that will appeal to both fans of Christopher Paolini’s Eragon series and Robin McKinley’s The Hero and the Crown.
Entertainment Weekly

Young Adult
March 10
Random House Children's Books
Penguin Random House LLC

Customer Reviews

AG10763 ,

Didn't tie anything up and made no effort to explain anything

The first book wasn't anything amazing it was just something to read but was at least interesting enough that it didn't earn any complaints from me and since this was a series I obviously had to read the second book. One thing that really irritated me, and I had huge problems with this in the first book as well, was that the author would just throw random terms in there and it would be left up to your own detective skills to figure out what half this crap means and I had hoped that since it was the second book of this series that there would be less confusion. Secondly there were too many loose ends left and the main character basically didn't do anything but travel for more than half the book. It was also annoying that she just accepted failure and knew for at least half the book what to do to help the other characters but just did nothing but I guess that was the authors way of trying to make a story. Thirdly it was like all the characters mindset had changed completely from the first book to the second one like Lucian Kiggs, a character who from the first time he was introduced in this serious was some who valued HONESTY and THE TRUTH, married his now lesbian cousin who is queen of their country and is perfectly okay with this. I don't think I would have minded this so much if it weren't for the fact that all of this was thrown onto us within the last 40 pages or so like nothing led up to that conclusion and best of all Seraphina, the main character, is perfectly okay with this because she has now seen the whole universe and understands different perspectives of life or whatever it was point Is most the book could be summarized Into like two pages but was dragged on causing all the characters to have different attitudes and made the book confusing an utterly pointless. Don't read this book if you think it's going to be decent because you will just end up wasting your time.

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