This is a well-written and fairly complex fantasy novel with a new and intelligent mix of two worlds. Seraphina may faint once or twice too often, but all in all she is a strong heroine who takes swift action when needed. And Hartmanís world allows for many new developments, so we should at least get a trilogy.
WINNER William C. Morris Award 2013
WINNER Cybils Award for best YA fantasy/sci-fi 2012