Dusty Reads is a weekly post featuring a book that has been sitting unread on my home shelf for some time.
Title: Seraphina (Seraphina #1)
Author: Rachel Hartman
Publication: July 10, 2012
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
Summary taken from goodreads:
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.
I've had this on NetGalley for quite a while, and ever since I've heard about it, I've heard nothing but good reviews on the amazingness of this book! Not to mention, it also includes something that I really love: dragons!And it's fantasy! I haven't read any fantasy books in ages!
So why haven't I read it yet??
I think that it's size is still pretty daunting, especially when I still find it hard trying to read a book that's not required for class because I know that I should be busy doing other homework or studying or something productive. But I'm lazy, so I also like catching up on my Youtube subscriptions and reading quick fanfics to sate my reading hunger instead of wanting to read a large book that will take up a lot of my time.
But I'm also at fault because I really haven't been trying to make much time to read. Once these projects are over and things start slowing down (if they ever :P), and I get my shit together, I will start trying to to read some more. :)