Book: Songs by Seraphina
Author: Jude Houghton
Published: June 30, 2015
Publisher: Tenebris Books
Number of Pages: 345
Source: Received from Xpresso Book Tours in exchange for an honest review.
Rating: 3 Stars
Tags: Blog Tour, YA, 3 Stars, Xpresso Book Tours
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Synopsis: Some battles bleed so much, and for so long, that the earth never truly forgets their dead. Some battles are born of oppression, and some of greed, and some simply because it was written in the stars.
Three sisters—Charlemagne, Cairo and Pendragon Agonistes—are sent from America to England to live with their eccentric grandparents after their mother disappears and their father falls to pieces. But before the girls have time to find their feet, Charlemagne is married off to a dead man, Penny takes a nap and wakes up as a boy, and Cairo is swept into a dangerous romance with a man who wants her for more than her considerable charm. With the girls wrapped up in a conflict they barely understand, they don’t notice that their grandmother is transforming, or that the two demigod assassins who took their mother are now coming for them—if one of them can get over his crisis of conscience.
In this richly painted tale, at whose heart is the unbreakable bond of family and blood, the world of Seraphina collides with our own as three unique girls are dragged into twilight lives past, fighting for vengeance, retribution, and the survival of their exiled people.
I will admit, I almost gave this book two stars. There were a lot of things that bugged me, but I can't say that this book isn't interesting.
I never really like any of the characters, and that made the book hard for me to read. The things that they did wouldn't make any sense to me. When they would see a different time, I found myself being really bored. I knew Penny, Charlemagne, and Cairo, but I didn't know these new people, and I though that they made the story drag for me. I felt like events were spread too far apart, and this lest me skimming some parts because I just didn't care.
That all being said, this book was definitely interesting. Now you might be thinking that I couldn't have found the story interesting if I skimmed through parts of it. Yes, but here's the thing, fantasy can be very hard to read. So, while I was confused and sometimes bored, the whole idea and premise was interesting to me, and left me wondering what was going to happen.
So overall I enjoyed this book. While I found that the book could be overwhelming at times, I enjoyed the overall premise and larger story line. I hereby give this book three stars!