Seraphina - Rachel Hartman Hartman's got it all. Music, dragons, strong women, romance, etc. But I just ... don't connect with Seraphina. The first 100 pages or so were a bit confusing for me as well, and the romance just didn't feel ... right.

Take Penryn and Raffe. It's been two books, and they haven't even KISSED yet. They haven't even admitted that they love each other, and Raffe was GONE for most of World After! *breathes deeply* Anyway. At the end, Seraphina and Lucian were just like "I love you, let's kiss"--kiss--"Okay, that was great, but we can't kiss anymore, okay? Luv you, bye-bye!" I just wasn't getting it.

After all this semi-ranting, though, I think I will recommend it, because I think my friends would enjoy it more than me.