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My daughter (she’s nearly 12) and I read together every night. She reads on her own too, of course, but I love some of the middle-grade and young adult genre books and they’re so fun to talk about with her. We got hooked on the Serafina books about a year ago and have been dying for the third installment to come out. And IT’S HERE!
Serafina and the Splintered Heart by Roberty Beatty released July 3, 2017 and I’m thrilled to share it with you. This is the series I recommend to every kid and mom asking for new books for their middle-grader to read. They are SO good!
The Serafina Books Series
There are 3 books in the Serafina series and you really do want to read them in order. The characters develop a lot from one book to the next and the background info is important to have.
Set in the magical Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, Robert Beatty’s #1 New York Times best-selling series stars the fierce, resilient character of Serafina, a wild girl longing for kinship and struggling to understand her place in the world. This timeless story of finding one’s true family and best self chronicles an epic battle between good and evil and rewrites the rules of who can be a hero.
My daughter keeps her Serafina books right beside her bed!
Book 1: Serafina and the Black Cloak
Book 2: Serafina and the Twisted Staff
Book 3: Serafina and the Splintered Heart
One of the cool things about this series is that it takes place in a real place. Biltmore Estate is an actual mansion in North Carolina (we’re dying to go visit!) and some of the characters are real people as well. But the real draw of the story is Serafina, a brave girl who will go to any length to find herself and protect those she cares about. The writing is amazing. My daughter and I are so sucked into these books! We just got the 3rd one and started it last night. Just the first chapter has you wanting more!
Serafina and the Splintered Heart
Serafina and the Splintered Heart is the 3rd book in the series and because it just came out, I haven’t read the entire thing yet but I did read the first couple of chapters and in true Serafina form, I’m already trying to figure out what’s going on!
The storms are coming….
Something has happened to Serafina. She has awoken into a darkness she does not understand, scarred from a terrible battle, only to find that life at Biltmore Estate has changed in unimaginable ways. Old friends do unthinkable things and enemies seem all around.
A mysterious threat moves towards Biltmore, a force without a name, bringing with it violent storms and flooding that stands to uproot everything in its path. Serafina must uncover the truth about what has happened to her and find a way to harness her strange new powers before it’s too late.
With only days to achieve the impossible, Serafina fights to reclaim herself as the Guardian of Biltmore, friend of Braeden, daughter of her Pa, and heroine of the Blue Ridge Mountains and all the folk and creatures that call it home.
In the epic third installment of Robert Beatty’s #1 bestselling series, Serafina takes her rightful place among literary champions as she battles fiercely to defend all she loves and become everything that she is meant to be.
You can see this girl is so happy that we finally got our hands on the next Serafina book! If you have a child, girl or boy, about my daughter’s age – in middle school – I highly recommend this series. It is a little dark in places, so if you have a super sensitive child please keep that in mind. But the darkness is what makes it SO good!
Author Robert Beatty
Robert Beatty is the brilliant mind behind the Serafina books. I just have one request: Please get started on book 4!
Robert Beatty lives in the mountains of Asheville, North Carolina, with his wife and three daughters. He writes full-time now, but in his past lives he was one of the pioneers of cloud computing, the founder/CEO of Plex Systems, the co-founder of Beatty Robotics, and the CTO and chairman of Narrative magazine. Visit him online at www.robert-beatty.com.
Watch the author read an excerpt at a special Serafina fan event:
The generous folks at Disney-Hyperion are sponsoring a fun Summer With Serafina giveaway for See Mom Click readers!
One (1) winner receives:
- the complete Serafina series;
- custom Serafina and the Splintered Heart earrings;
- plus a $50 Visa gift card for summer adventures!
Wow! Awesome prize pack! This giveaway is open to US residents only ages 18+ and will end at 11:59pm ET on July 17, 2017. Good luck!