Review: Shadow Scale (Seraphina #2) by Rachel Hartman

The Book Wars


Hardcover, 608 pages
Published March 10th 2015 by Random House Children’s Books
Source: Publisher

Shadow Scale is a sequel to Seraphina and will most probably contain spoilers for the first book in this duology. So if you haven’t read the first one and plan to, you may not want to read this review.

Seraphina ended (there, a spoiler already) with Seraphina’s mixed heritage revealed to Kiggs, Glisselda and a lot of other people who were paying attention to what was happening. While Shadow Scale does carry on from where the narrative leaves off in the first novel, it is a very different book from Seraphina. Seraphina was contained within a sphere with Seraphina as the center and all the other characters orbiting around her. The worldbuilding, though excellent, was limited in scope because though other countries and people are mentioned in the first novel, readers are not able to get too…

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