#Review ~ Serafina and the Black Cloak by Robert Beatty

Posted July 13, 2015 by Michelle in Review / 4 Comments

My Review:

The cover totally got me and the synopsis sounds like this could be a very creepy read. This book is not fast paced and not slow but kept me reading, I think because I loved Serafina so much. The story is like a mystery and Serafina, being a bit of a loner feels that she need stop help solve it and save the missing kids.

What I liked and didn’t like;

  • The pace of the book is good and I couldn’t stop reading it even at some points when I thought “Is this slow” I realized I needed to find out what happens to Serafina.
  • The Man in the Black Cloak is CREEPY! The entire idea of him was giving me the willies and the description that was given didn’t help either, this is one dude I would not want to meet in a dark hallway.
  • I was a little confused about the setting of the world but slowly I think I got it, it seems to be set in America but maybe the early 1900’s or somewhere in the middle.
  • I liked that it has a little mystery to it, trying to find out what was going on and having a bunch of suspects that Serafina and Braeden were looking into was fun.
  • I really like Braeden, he was a really great friend to Serafina when she had no one to help her find the Man in the Black Cloak. Both being alone and having no friends, I was so happy how well they connected and how much they really cared for each other.
  • Closer to the ending part was really weird. I liked the book but that part kind of threw me, it does explain but I think I wasn’t getting it or might have needed a little more world build in that area to understand what was going on.

Overall I really enjoyed this book, it has some super creepy parts and a few areas that make you a little worried for Serafina. I didn’t find her whiny or annoying at all just a very curious girl that seemed to be looking for some sort of adventure, with a really kind heart. I adored this book and look forward to read more from this author. I recommend this to older teens and adults, some of the content might be a little scary for younger teens but if you think they can handle it good for it, you wont be disappointed. 🙂


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4 responses to “#Review ~ Serafina and the Black Cloak by Robert Beatty

  1. That cover is so pretty and spooky at the same time. I am glad to ehar you enjoyed it :). It can be confusing when the year and setting isn’t clear. I rather know exactly when the setting is as else it can be a bit confusing, although some authors seem to leave it vague on purpose. The man in the black cloak sounds creepy indeed! Sounds like a great combination between mystery and creepy. Great review!