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Tuesday, July 10, 2012

[Meme] Teaser Tuesday - Seraphina by Rachel Hartman

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along!

Just do the following:

1. Grab your current read.
2. Open to a random page.
3. Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page.
BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn't give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
4. Share the title and author too so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR lists if they like your teasers!
"When I was eleven, my father and I came to a crisis. I found my mother's flute hidden in an upstairs room. Papa had forbidden my tutors to teach me music, but he had not explicitly stated that I was not to teach myself. I was half lawyer; I always noticed the loopholes."

This teaser is from Seraphina by Rachel Hartman. I picked this specific section because it reminds me so much of my son. We always joke that he will either be a lawyer or a politician.

I am really enjoying this read so far. Rachel's writing flow is brilliant and it's a lovely read.

~ 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.

In her exquisitely written fantasy debut, Rachel Hartman creates a rich, complex, and utterly original world. Seraphina's tortuous journey to self-acceptance is one readers will remember long after they've turned the final page.~

Share your teaser with me!


  1. Such an interesting teaser!

    Here is my Teaser post!

  2. This one looks so good. I love the cover, too :)

    1. It is a pretty cover! Thanks for stopping by!

  3. I haven't heard of this one. Great teaser though. Gonna look into it :)

    New follower via GFC :)

    My TT

    Ana♥ @ Beach Bum Reads

    1. It's very good! You should check it out! Thanks for stopping by!

  4. Hi, great blog! I am a new follower from Teaser Tuesday. I would love a follow back!


  5. Thanks for sharing. Every Seraphina related post is seriously making it want to read the book more!

    1. I finished it the other day and highly recommend it. Such a great book!