Book Review: Seraphina by Rachel Hartman

My friend introduced this novel to me me as a take on dragons where they hoard books instead of treasure. While that ended up being just a minor facet of the intricate world Hartman built for her characters, I think it set the tone quite nicely. Dragons here value logic and knowledge. But do those traits mean they should embrace humanity? Or quell it? Continue reading “Book Review: Seraphina by Rachel Hartman”

Author Spotlight: Naomi Novik

I thought I was a big fairy tale buff, until I met one of my favorite authors, Naomi Novik, who totally has me beat. Novik is known for her Napoleonic-wars-but-with-dragons Temeraire series and her slavic folktale-infused novel Uprooted. This summer, I saw her on tour promoting her new book, Spinning Silver, a Rumpelstiltskin retelling. Continue reading “Author Spotlight: Naomi Novik”