Seraphina’s Awakening (Seraphina #1) by Sheena Hutchinson was an okay read that was both original and unique.
My first read from this author, and I’m going to be keeping an eye out. This is the first book in the Seraphina series, and so far it’s looking like a good series to get behind. But, I do have some things that took me out of this story and made it hard to get back in.
First things first, this book is adult but reads like a YA. The MC was all over the place, and I never did catch her age. Frankly the mentality matched adult sometimes, but then other times I felt like I was reading about an unbalanced teen. That was the main reason why I kept getting pulled out of the story. The other reason was, I felt like the main plot wasn’t as clear as it should have been, and I kept feeling like I missed something. Plus there’s a love triangle, and if you follow my reviews at all, you know I’m not a big fan.
Other then that, I did enjoy the story. I do feel like for a set up book, it was trying to do too much, and got a little lost along the way. I do like this stories original concept, and after about the 60% mark things started to pick up. The story got a little unpredictable, and that actually worked in this reads favour. I got fully absorbed, and was finally seeing the big picture.
Overall this book, as I said, is a fresh unique read. I think it just needs a little more love and care, so that first half of the book matches the last. But as I said the story itself is enjoyable, and I will be checking out the rest of this series. So please take my recommendation and my stamp of approval that you will get caught up in this tale of good vs evil.
-Review by @eawalsh