We’re so excited to announce our April book club books, and they’re by one of our favorite authors: Rachel Hartman! We have interviewed Rachel in the past about her amazing first book, Seraphina. But we didn’t want to miss the chance to feature her again, now that her second book Shadow Scale is finally available.
Here’s how our book club works. Each week we’ll be reading a certain number of chapters. At the end of each week we’ll post a summary of what’s been read, along with our theories, ideas, speculations, and general things we enjoyed.
We want you to read along with us! You’ll have the chance to share your thoughts as well, and we want to hear what you have to say. You’ll also be able to submit questions for the author, and the best questions will be presented in our exclusive one-on-one google chat with the author at the end of the month.
Here’s how the break-down this month is going to go:
- April 8: First half of Seraphina: Beginning through chapter Seventeen
- April 15: Second half of Seraphina: Chapter Eighteen through the end.
- April 22: First half of Shadow Scale: Beginning through chapter Seventeen
- April 29: Second half of Shadow Scale: Chapter Eighteen to the end.
There also may be some goodies to give away, so don’t forget to stay tuned!
What’s the series about (besides dragons?!)? Here’s the official blurb:
Lyrical, imaginative, and wholly original, this New York Times bestseller with 8 starred reviews is not to be missed. Rachel Hartman’s award-winning debut will have you looking at dragons as you’ve never imagined them before…
In the kingdom of Goredd, dragons and humans live and work side by side – while below the surface, tensions and hostility simmer.
The newest member of the royal court, a uniquely gifted musician named Seraphina, holds a deep secret of her own. One that she guards with all of her being.
When a member of the royal family is brutally murdered, Seraphina is drawn into the investigation alongside the dangerously perceptive—and dashing—Prince Lucien. But as the two uncover a sinister plot to destroy the wavering peace of the kingdom, Seraphina’s struggle to protect her secret becomes increasingly difficult… while its discovery could mean her very life.