There are times when Heather, Aly & I finish a book, but don’t have time to write a full comprehensive review… or even a shorter “flashbulb” review. BUT we still want to share our thoughts with you on what we’ve been reading. That’s why every Saturday we’ll be featuring 3 “snippet” reviews — short, sweet, to-the-point reviews that we’ll try to keep to 2-5 sentences. So we hope you enjoy these!!
Fantastic little piece that I wish I had read before starting Seraphina. It may be short, but it provides foundational character development for Seraphina, Orma, Viridius and Princess Glisselda. I love Seraphina’s approach to problems, her dry humor. I loved seeing how she and Orma interact, and what their relationship looks like on a normal day. I love Glisselda’s spunk and stubborness, and Viridius’s gruff nature and the way he speaks without a filter. And I love Rachel Hartman’s beautiful, descriptive style.
Overall, just a wonderful, little depiction of how Seraphina was hired as the castle’s music mistress.
This is a new favorite, I think. I adored Seraphina and her world. The love story was understated but so, so beautiful. The characters were delightful and wonderfully written. The world building and plot were terrific. The ending brought tears to my eyes. The political drama made me think differently about some of our own social/political drama. Super complex, yet delivered simply. Overall, a wonderful read. I cannot wait for Dracomachia!