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Seraphina - Rachel Hartman Hmmm, I'm not really sure what I think of this. I did like it, and when I read positive things about this book I certainly agree with most of it. I thought the writing was lovely and the story was imaginative, but I still feel torn about certain aspects of it. For example, I thought that the characters didn't really feel alive to me. You know how after you read some books you feel like you know those characters really well? That didn't happen here. I still loved the complicated relationship between Orma and Seraphina, though. In fact, I think that was one of my favorite things about this book. And I thought that the relationship between Lucian and Seraphina was rushed just a tad because while they had some nice interactions, her feelings for him seemed to come from nowhere. But even so, I liked him and them together. Finally, in some places this book seemed to really drag. So I would go from not wanting the book to end and being completely involved in the world to feeling bored and wanting the book to end, and then back to being involved!