Shadow Scale

Shadow Scale

eBook - 2015
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"Seraphina, half-dragon and half-human, searches for others like her who can make the difference in the war between dragons and humans in the kingdom of Goredd"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Random House Children's Books, 2015
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780375896590
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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Isabellelam
Aug 23, 2016

I found this book a little slow-paced, but the world in which this book is set in is incredibly well-thought out and explained. The ending was.....very bittersweet....

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tocch101
Jul 08, 2016

A good story, with a somewhat disappointing ending.

mvkramer Dec 26, 2015

I enjoyed the expansion of the world - seeing different countries, meeting new half-dragon characters, both sympathetic and surly. Jannoula, especially, is such a great character - sinister, intelligent and frightening, yet still vulnerable and sympathetic. Despite some pacing problems the tension created by Jannoula's outmanoeuvring our protagonist at every turn is quite effective.

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Peep1900
Oct 29, 2015

This was great at the beginning but the ending was more then disppointing...

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creative_nature
Oct 21, 2015

This was a wonderful book. Absolutely stunning! Every question that was created in the first book and some questions in the second book were answered completely.

If there is another book, I'm at the edge of my seat waiting!

PimaLib_MaryG Sep 21, 2015

This long-awaited sequel to "Seraphina" delivers. I was completely caught up in the intrigue. I can't wait for the next one.

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GummiGirl
Jul 01, 2015

It extends the world of Seraphina into multiple countries and introduces many (maybe too many) new characters. But Seraphina's internal world turns out to be just as important, and I found this to be a satisfying tale.

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julia_sedai
Jun 02, 2015

I really liked the first book in the series but I think the gap in between them was too long and I lost interest. I found while I was reading this book that I couldn't remember everything that happened in the first one. It seemed like she threw in a lot of new things in order to move the story along. There were characters Seraphina met and who seemed to be important, and then later never saw again. Also, I thought Seraphina was too passive in this book (particularly towards Jannoula). She basically just watches what everyone else does and then doesn't do anything herself till the very end. That being said, I still did like reading it and had a hard time putting it down.

staceyb123 May 28, 2015

Not as good as the first book. Found it long and chapters are too long I was getting discouraged fast and just wanted to complete the book to get it over with!

JCLChrisK May 21, 2015

Such great world building. Such excellent character development. Such a detailed, compelling story. Such a refreshing pleasure every moment I spent with it.

While the first Seraphina book largely focused on Seraphina's efforts to keep her half-dragon identity hidden, Shadow Scale is all about finding and revealing her world's half-dragons. Seraphina and those close to her believe the half-dragons share a mental/psychic bond that may be a useful military defense in the war that is headed their way--and she longs for the kinship she hopes to feel upon meeting them after a lifetime of isolation believing she was a unique abomination. It's a quest that takes her across all manner of international, geographic, cultural, and interpersonal landscapes, each fraught with peril; it's a quest that gradually reveals secrets about the half-dragons much more momentous and significant than their existence and identities--much more pivotal, in ways both good and bad, than anyone ever imagined.

An immensely satisfying reading experience.

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