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May 8th, 2012
Random House Books for Young Readers
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.
I love the fact that the cover is a drawing (artwork + literature is always a win), but I'm iffy regarding the title's font and color. Perhaps they'll make it look all fancy and use gold foil or something interesting like that when they print it...I like how it looks like an old storybook that holds an amazing tale. It's unique from other books on the shelves. I'm definitely excited for this one :)
UK cover to the left...
I have never heard of this before. It sounds interesting. Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
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OOooh that looks great! Great pick!ReplyDelete
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Awesome, I hadn't seen either cover yet, thanks for posting them Lea! I love the sound of this one, it's definitely going on my list of must-haves! I agree with you on the title color though, a gold foil or metallic ink to make it pop would be really nice:)ReplyDelete
Never heard of this one before! But I do love the cover, and the plot sound super exciting. Cool choice!ReplyDelete
O wow. I love both of these covers!ReplyDelete
This looks good.
Side note (off subject): I considered "Serafina" as a name for my daughter.
I like the sound of this as well. Good choice!ReplyDelete
I hope you're enjoying Half-Blood. I know I did.ReplyDelete
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Sounds good! Its my first time hearing about this one.ReplyDelete
I always look forward to high fantasy sorts of books, and I haven't heard of this one until now. Thanks for the headsup! I might have to check it out. Like you, I like the US cover. The drawing is so pretty and gives off that fantastical feel!ReplyDelete
Sounds and looks amazing, perfect for me! Thank you for sharing it!ReplyDelete
Seems like an great book ;D I hope you will enjoy it :)ReplyDelete
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Great choice!! This book sounds amazing :)ReplyDelete
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Looks good! The drawing cover is unique and beautiful, although I'm a little iffy too. It seems more MG. I also like the UK cover which is more conventional and has a YA look. Great choice!ReplyDelete
This sounds good. I hope it is because it's hard to find a good YA high fantasy novel these days.ReplyDelete
Ooo I really like the UK cover not so keen on the drawing one though. Sounds amazing though.ReplyDelete
Ooh, this one sounds AWESOME! I love stories about Dragons- there definitely should be more of them in YA. Also, I love how different the cover is from the usual YA. Great pick! :)ReplyDelete
I love dragon stories and this one is definitely on my TBR!ReplyDelete
Oh wow this one sounds great!! Thanks for putting it on my radar. =)ReplyDelete
Amazing art on the US cover! I am so insanely excited to read this. Every high fantasy book I've read thus far has been incredible, even though I don't read them as often as I'd like. I cannot wait for release!ReplyDelete
i like the cover but i gotta say i like the uk cover better.ReplyDelete
I remember reading about this at GR. I love the sound of this, and it's HIGH FANTASY!! There simply is not enough out there. The US cover looks like one of those fairytale olden books, which is super cool.ReplyDelete
The cover art is gorgeous and the book sounds really good!ReplyDelete
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did not know the cover was revealed
Oh, now that's a really cool cover! I think I'm in love with it. And the story itself sounds GREAT! I'm adding it to my wishlist right now.ReplyDelete
Oooo I love the cover! I like the old-timey feel! Its been on my TBR for a while and I just received it via Netgalley so I hope to read it soon!ReplyDelete