Seraphina

Title

Seraphina

Authors

Rachel Hartman

Publisher

Random House Children's books

Publication Year

2014

ISBN

9780375966569

Pages

528 pages

Genre

fantasy

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

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.

Grade Level

9-12

Lexile Measure

760L

Diversity Topics

Family Relationships; Racial Diversity; Family member death; Step parent; Biracial; death of a mother; loss; step mother; step siblings; step sister; mixed race; different races

Main Character

adult female

Race/Ethnicities

Dragon / White

Family Formation

step mother and father

Awards

Andre Norton Award, 2012, Nominee, Young Adult Fantasy and Science Fiction
Cybils Awards, 2012, Winner, Young Adult Fantasy and Science Fiction
Governor General's Literary Awards, 2012, Finalist, Children's Text-English
Monica Hughes Award for Science Fiction and Fantasy, 2013, Winner
Sheila A. Egoff Children's Literature Prize, 2013, Finalist
Silver Inky, 2014, Long List
Sunburst Award for Excellence in Canadian Literature of the Fantastic, 2013, Winner, Young Adult
Waterstones Children's Book Prize, 2013, Short List, Teen

Keywords

acceptance; love; peace; truth; identity; dragons; royalty; courage; deceit; music; respect

Diversity Impact

indirect

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