Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday (#96): Shadow Scale by Rachel Hartman


"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.


This week, I'm featuring:


Shadow Scale by Rachel Hartman
Book Two of the Seraphina series
Publisher: Random House
Publication Date: March 10, 2015

Summary (from Goodreads):

Seraphina took the literary world by storm with 8 starred reviews and numerous “Best of” lists. At last, her eagerly awaited sequel has arrived—and with it comes an epic battle between humans and dragons.

The kingdom of Goredd: a world where humans and dragons share life with an uneasy balance, and those few who are both human and dragon must hide the truth. Seraphina is one of these, part girl, part dragon, who is reluctantly drawn into the politics of her world. When war breaks out between the dragons and humans, she must travel the lands to find those like herself—for she has an inexplicable connection to all of them, and together they will be able to fight the dragons in powerful, magical ways. 

As Seraphina gathers this motley crew, she is pursued by humans who want to stop her. But the most terrifying is another half dragon, who can creep into people’s minds and take them over. Until now, Seraphina has kept her mind safe from intruders, but that also means she’s held back her own gift. It is time to make a choice: Cling to the safety of her old life, or embrace a powerful new destiny?



I read Seraphina over two years ago, before blogging, when the book had its brown/tan cover. I NEED this sequel!

40 comments:

  1. I still haven't read Seraphina, but I've heard great things about the book. I hope I get the chance to read them! Great pick Alyssa!

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    1. It was okay, when I read it a few years ago! I definitely want to re-read it. Thank you, Anatea!

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  2. OOoh nice! I have the first one to read in my TBR Mountain of Doom! Found it at Half Price books for a steal during the Labor day sale! Can't wait to read that one and then hopefully this one!

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    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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    1. Hahaha yeah I know exactly what you mean! Literally too many books to read. Awesome job on the deal!

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  3. Never heard of this one. Sounds good. I am getting more and more into fantasy these days. But it really has to draw me in. And it can't be slow! Enjoy it when you get it! My WOW

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    1. But now you have! I'm glad you're liking fantasy more, Brooke :D Thank you!

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  4. I got my purple cover of Seraphina and I hope to read it soon, cause DRAGONS!!
    Great pick Alyssa!

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    1. YAY! When I read book one, it had the brown cover. I kind of want both LOL.

      Thank you!

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  5. I love dragon stories, and I think I put Seraphina on my reading list back then. But I have to admit that I forgot all about it... =( Thanks for reminding me!
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    1. YAY! I hope you go read Seraphina at some point! You're very welcome.

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  6. Despite owning a copy of Seraphina since pretty much the time it first came out, I am ashamed to admit that I STILL haven't read it. And that's DESPITE ALL my blogger friends telling me I NEED to do so *cringe* But with the sequel coming out soon now, I will definitely be fixing my problem. Soon! I hope you can get your hands on Shadow Scale ASAP!! Awesome pick ^^ :)

    Micheline @ Lunar Rainbows Reviews

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    1. *nudges* You still have time to read it before the sequel releases! Thank you, Micheline!

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  7. I still have not read Seraphina, I don't know why I haven't picked it up honestly. I hope this sequel reaches your expectations <3

    - Sam @ Falling Books

    P.s I nominated you for the Sister of the World Blogging Award (here!)

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    1. You should! And thank you, Sam!

      And ooo! *investigates*

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  8. I haven't read Seraphina yet, but I really want to! I've heard many great things about it. Thanks for sharing!
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  9. So many people have recommended Seraphina to me. It's good to know the sequel will be out in March. Thanks for sharing!

    Michelle @ Michelle's Minions

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  10. I haven't read the first book in this series. I hope you enjoy reading this one.
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  11. I'm a little hesitant when I start a new series and this one doesn't seem like my cup of coffee :P I hope it's worth your wait though! :)
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    1. I know what you mean! Thank you, Kiran <3

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  12. New to me but sounds good and nice cover. Hope you get to read it soon.

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  13. I haven't read Seraphina, but two years for a sequel is a long time (at least in blogging years :)

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  14. I still need to read Seraphina, which I heard is pretty good. I do like the cover for this one a lot.

    Grace @ Books of Love

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  15. Oh, I haven't even heard of Seraphina, let alone read it yet, but this series sounds really interesting, I am going to have to check it out! Great pick, hope you love it :)

    Shannon @ It Starts At Midnight

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  16. I've been wanting to read it for a while, but I'm not that into dragons so it wasn't on my NEED NOW list, and then I saw how many pages and it kept going down the list (but this was before I started venturing outside my comfort zone) so do want to read it when I can. :) Hope the sequels worth the wait!

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    1. Woot! I'm glad to hear that! But yeah, it is pretty large. I hope so too!!

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  17. Oooooo sounds very intriguing! Just this past year I got into dragons! I blame The Hobbit movies! Haha! Thanks for stopping by my blog! :)

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    1. YAY! I hope you enjoy this one, Laura. You're welcome!

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  18. I also first read it over two years ago, SO MUCH LOVE, but then I re-read it a few weeks ago. <3 AND EVEN BETTER. Damn. You need to re-read Seraphina too. SO GOOD :D I am dying to read this sequel too. <3 I want it so badly. Sigh. Awesome pick Alyssa :)

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    1. I definitely plan on re-reading the book! I hope you and I enjoy Shadow Scale, Carina!

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  19. Arg, yes!!!! I need this in my life now. Why must we wait so loooong? ): I definitely need to re-read Seraphenia, haha. Great pick, Alyssa!

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    1. I hope we enjoy Shadow Scale when we read it, Cyn!!

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  20. I haven't even read Seraphina, but I've heard good things! I'll have to see reviews for this one before I decide anything. :P I hope you love it! Two years is a hell of a long time to wait.

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    1. Awesome, awesome things! I hope it was worth the wait ;D

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