Serafina and the Black Cloak
Serafina has never had a reason to disobey her pa and venture beyond the grounds of the Biltmore Estate. There's plenty to explore in Mr. and Mrs. Vanderbilt's vast and opulent home, but she must take care to never be seen. None of the rich folk upstairs know that Serafina exists; she and her pa,... show more
Serafina has never had a reason to disobey her pa and venture beyond the grounds of the Biltmore Estate. There's plenty to explore in Mr. and Mrs. Vanderbilt's vast and opulent home, but she must take care to never be seen. None of the rich folk upstairs know that Serafina exists; she and her pa, the estate's maintenance man, have lived in the basement for as long as Serafina can remember. She has learned to prowl through the darkened corridors at night, to sneak and hide, using the mansion's hidden doors and secret passageways. But when children at the estate start disappearing, only Serafina knows the clues to follow. A terrifying man in a black cloak stalks Biltmore's corridors at night. Following her own harrowing escape from the strange man, Serafina risks everything by joining forces with Braeden Vanderbilt, the young nephew of Biltmore's owners. Braeden and Serafina must uncover the Man in the Black Cloak's true identity before all of the children vanish one by one. Serafina's hunt leads her into the very forest that she has been taught to fear, where she discovers a forgotten legacy of magic. In order to save the children of Biltmore, Serafina must not only face her darkest enemy, but delve into the strange mystery of her own identity.
Publish date: 2016
Publisher: Scholastic Inc
Pages no: 304
Edition language: English
..........SPOILERS..........Serafina and the Black Cloak is the first book in the Serafina trilogy. Serafina is determined to rescue the children taken by the man in a black cloak. Plot 5/5: A good mystery that kept me guessing.Characters 5/5: Interesting characters who I grew to love, and others I ...
SERAFINA AND THE BLACK CLOAK Robert Beatty Format: paperback ISBN: 9780545948890 Publish date: 2016 Publisher: Scholastic Inc Pages no: 304 A short little review, but a good one-4 stars. Definitely an enjoyable read! Serafina is a great character with a lot of personality. This is set at Biltmore ...
I could not get into this book. At all. I gave it up as a dnf before I even got to chapter 3.
This was a quick read with some interesting world building. I liked Serafina and Braden, though the rest of the characters lacked depth. I honestly didn't know where the plot was going. At first I thought that the book was doubly in the mystery and fantasy genres, but it broke the rules of mystery b...
I am a little behind with this book (my to-read pile is possibly wildly out of control, but thankfully, mostly virtual). For you, this means that I am probably not the first person telling you about Serafina, but for me, it means that the second book is going to be out soon (July) and I won’t have t...