Shadow Scale by Rachel Hartman

Review of Shadow Scale by Rachel Hartman: Remember the scary half-dragon locked in the cottage in book one? Well, she's back! And she's PISSED.

Title: Shadow Scale
Author: Rachel Hartman
Genre: YA

If you read this blog regularly, you already know that Seraphina is the best book EVER.

In Shadow Scale, the sequel, Seraphina is on a mission to find the other half-dragons so that they can defend the city against the full-on giant dragons. The half-dragons all have some sort of mutation (like wings or tails), so they are mostly hiding because CRAZY MOBS.

If you are looking for romance, don't hold your breath - Lucian barely makes an appearance in this book. What you do get:

1) A fascinating exploration of gender. Seraphina visits a country where it's polite to ask, "How do I pronoun you?"

2) An introduction to the half-dragons from Seraphina's garden. There are a lot of them. Too many, in my opinion - it was hard to keep them all straight.

3) A power struggle with Jannoula. Remember the scary one locked in the cottage in book one? Well, she's back! And she's PISSED.

Overall, Shadow Scale was not what I expected. I was hoping for a continuation of the first book, with more Lucian and Uncle Orma. Neither of them feature largely in this book, but Rachel Hartman is amazing, and I love Seraphina forever and ever no matter what.

Buy it!


4/5 Brass Knuckles

Full disclosure: I bought it with my own money because SERAPHINA 4EVA!

1 comment :

  1. Sound like a book my daughter would love! I'll pass it along!


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