I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Serafina and the Twisted Staff (Serafina, #2) by Robert Beatty
Published by Disney-Hyperion on July 12th 2016
Genres: Friendship, Historical, Middle Grade, Mystery, Supernatural
Serafina's defeat of the Man in the Black Cloak has brought her out of the shadows and into the daylight realm of her home, Biltmore Estate. Every night she visits her mother in the forest, eager to learn the ways of the catamount. But Serafina finds herself caught between her two worlds: she's too wild for Biltmore's beautifully dressed ladies and formal customs, and too human to fully join her kin.
Late one night, Serafina encounters a strange and terrifying figure in the forest, and is attacked by the vicious wolfhounds that seem to be under his control. Even worse, she's convinced that the stranger was not alone, that he has sent his accomplice into Biltmore in disguise.
Someone is wreaking havoc at the estate. A mysterious series of attacks test Serafina's role as Biltmore's protector, culminating in a tragedy that tears Serafina's best friend and only ally, Braeden Vanderbilt, from her side. Heartbroken, she flees.
Deep in the forest, Serafina comes face-to-face with the evil infecting Biltmore-and discovers its reach is far greater than she'd ever imagined. All the humans and creatures of the Blue Ridge Mountains are in terrible danger. For Serafina to defeat this new evil before it engulfs her beloved home, she must search deep inside herself and embrace the destiny that has always awaited her.
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This series is amazing, I couldn’t wait to read this book and she what happened to Serafina when I left her last. This book has lots of details and just a great story with a group of colorful characters. This is a world I love to explore and I adore Serafina.
The Story & Characters:
When we last left Serafina, her and Braeden, had defeated the Black Cloak and Serafina found out where she came from. Serafina is still feeling a little out-of-place, wanting to be with her mom in the forest and her Pa at the house she is torn. Her father has let her spend time with her mom but something is wrong in the forest…something is coming. This book was dark, intense & filled with lots of action. I will be honest and say that the beginning was a little slow but when it picked up, it really picked up. Once the man in the forest starts to attack Serafina things get out of control. I loved learning more about both Serafina and Braeden. The supernatural elements in this book are my favorite and finding out more about Braeden made me rather excited about what will come in the next book. I loved that the end gave a little hint as to what we might see. Serafina is my favorite and I just love watching the story unfold in her POV. The new villain this book was all kinds of creepy and I just loved how the story played out. The mystery of it all had me guess all they way to the end even if I did have a little feeling something wasn’t right and I hoped I was wrong..I wasn’t. 🙂 I don’t at all want to give the end away but I was so proud of Serafina for finally finding who she really is and rather excited about…well I can’t tell you, you will have to read the book!
I loved the introduction of a few new characters and my heart broke for how confused Serafina was. This is turning out to be one of my favorite series. I honestly can’t wait for the next one.
Fantastic. Adventurous. Lots of Twists and Turns. I can’t get enough of this series. A great read for young kids and adults, so much is going on and it’s hard not to love the characters. Everything you want in a MG books but so different. A must read! I can’t recommend this series enough!
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