Shadow Scale by Rachel Hartman Blog Tour + GIVEAWAY

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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?

SOURCE:  ARC from the publisher for review (Thank You!)

OTHER BOOKS IN THE SERIES:  Seraphina

SPOILER ALERT! – This is the second book in a series as you can see so there will be talks of events from book one.  Please proceed with caution.

Story Breakdown:

Picking up three months after Seraphina, we follow Phina as she is tasked with locating other half dragons in the hopes of defending Goredd against the dragons in the Dragon Civil War.

Character Highlights:

Seraphina – Since this book is basically her journey I don’t feel like we stayed long enough with other characters to delve too much in highlights elsewhere (except Jannoula).  Phina did have much personal growth, though at times I did see her childish side.

Jannoula – WOW.  There is evil in this one.  Every now and then you find a villain you know someone created but you just can’t feel sorry for her. . .SHE IS ONE.

Overall Thoughts:

Though we learn the details and the comings and goings of quite a few characters this book’s main purpose was to show Phina and growth as a person, half dragon, and friend.  It follows book one in detail and descriptiveness while still being equally as lovely.  The one area I wish we would have gotten a bit more closure with was the relationships Phina established not only with Kiggs, but her friendships with others and more about her life (Orma!  I MISSED YOU).  There was so much building up to finding all of the other half dragons that there wasn’t much room left for some answers that felt a bit rushed into at the end – though I did love the ending.  Definitely worth picking up if you loved Seraphina and if you haven’t read it yet, pick it up soon, you won’t be disappointed!

Added Bonus:  Extreme diversity in characters.  Since joining my #YADiversityBookClub I’ve definitely started picking up more on out of the box characters.  Kudos to Ms. Hartman for her wonderful cast she has created.

 

4/5

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2 thoughts on “Shadow Scale by Rachel Hartman Blog Tour + GIVEAWAY

  1. Nicole @ The Quiet Concert March 21, 2015 at 7:32 pm Reply

    I plan on reading this one very soon! I’m sad to hear that there were a few loose ends left but happy that it was a solid conclusion overall! Can’t wait!

  2. Candice March 23, 2015 at 9:44 am Reply

    So excited about this one!!!! I was very glad I already had a copy for when I finished Serephina. Also… this Jannoula character sound quite intriguing!

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