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Songs of Seraphina

4.06  ·  Rating details ·  16 ratings  ·  13 reviews
Some battles bleed so much, and for so long, that the earth never truly forgets their dead. Some battles are born of oppression, and some of greed, and some simply because it was written in the stars.

Three sisters—Charlemagne, Cairo and Pendragon Agonistes—are sent from America to England to live with their eccentric grandparents after their mother disappears and their f
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Kindle Edition, 345 pages
Published June 30th 2015 by Tenebris Books, Grimbold Books
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Elizabeth Mathis
Some battles bleed so much, and for so long, that the earth never truly forgets their dead. Some battles are born of oppression, and some of greed, and some simply because it was written in the stars.

Three sisters—Charlemagne, Cairo and Pendragon Agonistes—are sent from America to England to live with their eccentric grandparents after their mother disappears and their father falls to pieces. But before the girls have time to find their feet, Charlemagne is married off to a dead man, Penny take
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Emily
After their mother’s disappearance, their father sent his three girls—Charlemagne, Cairo, and Pendragon—to live with their grandparents in England, who they haven’t spoken to in years. Many surprises occur for the teens, not the least of which are visions, magical crystals, wakes, an alternate world, and gods and demigods out to kill them for reasons they are only beginning to understand.

Songs of Seraphina was very interesting. I dare say, it was unlike any book I have ever read in some ways. I
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Domoni
Oct 04, 2016 rated it really liked it
I would like to thank the author for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.

After their mother disappears three young sisters, Charlemagne, Cairo, and Pendragon, are sent to live with their grandparents in England by their distraught father. The girls were raised in America away from their father’s family and have no memory or relationship with them. So when they arrive and meet the eccentric relatives, strangeness abounds and the sisters are plunged into
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S.J. Higbee
Nov 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Every so often you come across a book that takes an established genre, gives it a thorough shake and tips it on its head – and this is what Houghton has done to epic fantasy…
This is a portal world story where a deadly war on one world bleeds into the lives of a family struggling to rebuild their shattered existence on another world. We regularly read tales of dreadful battles where whole races are wiped out in epic fantasy tales, except for a desperate remnant. This story isn’t really about tha
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Cranky - The Book Curmudgeon
Nov 02, 2016 rated it really liked it


***** 4.5 Cranky Stars *****

This is a well crafted, fast paced fantasy which had me hooked from page one. It tells the story of three sisters Charlemaign (Charly) Cairo and Pendragon (Penny) Agonistes and their link with a parallel world called Seraphina.



Their parents and several other Serindips (people who worship a goddess called The Lady, including their grandparents the colorful, Gaff, and six foot odd grandmother, the Ogg who are all refugees from Seraphina.



There are so many twists and tur
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Nancy (The Avid Reader)
Here we have three sisters, Charlemagne (Charlie), Cairo and Pendragon (Penny) Agonistes who have just arrived in England from America. Their father has sent them there to stay with their eccentric grandparents after the disappearance of their mother. Their poor father needs some time alone to deal with their mother’s disappearance without having to take care of three teenage girls but I do suspect that there is more to his story than he has led the girls to believe.

The girls do not like being i
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E.A.
( I received this book free form the author in exchange for my honest review )

Oh my, if I could sum up this book in two words, it would simply be, OH My!.. and not in a bad way.

This book has everything I have been looking for this past year. Murder plots, mysteries inside of mysteries, and sheer utter confusion. It was glorious!

The world building was outstanding. You where transported, embedded and rooted like you yourself where part of the fascinating story that Jude Houghton created. The flo
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Anna (Adventures with a Book Nerd)
I will admit, I almost gave this book two stars. There were a lot of things that bugged me, but I can't say that this book isn't interesting.

I never really like any of the characters, and that made the book hard for me to read. The things that they did wouldn't make any sense to me. When they would see a different time, I found myself being really bored. I knew Penny, Charlemagne, and Cairo, but I didn't know these new people, and I though that they made the story drag for me. I felt like event
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ACME  Teen
Nov 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fantasy, paranormal, review, ya
Wow! What a book. I am still kind of dazed from reading it. The blurb for it was so imaginative that I could not pass it by and I am so glad that I didn’t. This book was filled with imagination. There were visions and Gods and dreams and mystery. It was non-stop right up to the end.

I was fascinated by how the author used the visions to advance the storyline, visions that told of the past. Those poor girls had quite the family. They made mine seem perfectly normal!! Each of the sisters had a diff
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Lisa
This turned out to be a longer read than I thought it was going to be, but I enjoyed every minute of it!

Songs of Seraphina blended fantasy, scifi, and political strife in an intriguing storytelling that reads almost like a fairytale. This sometimes dark and disturbing tale was steeped in a mystery that I found myself trying to unravel as I read. And unlike most mysteries, I didn't instantly know what was going on; this kept me guessing the whole time, which I both loved and hated.

This book was
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Kate
Aug 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved this book.

From the start, it's strange. Mysterious. Quirky. Puzzling. Fantastical. There's multiple threads of storyline, multiple people, multiple places. The story follows Penny, Cairo and Charlie as they're plunged into mystery, being sent to live with their strange grandparents; but then there's two semi-divine beings who are realising their path might not be straightforward, and snatches of other stories from another world. The narrative hops between places, drawing you i
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Joel Cornah
Nov 04, 2015 rated it really liked it
A thoroughly enchanting tale, dark and disturbing while maintaining a dramatic scope that breathed and came to life. Wonderfully written and brimming with the shadows of another world.
I'm not usually a fan of the 'kids find a magic world in rural England' type of fantasy, but Houghton puts twists on the trope and pulls you into the fantastical side with subtlety and finesse.
The characters are interesting, but they were the weakest part of the book as none of them are particularly given a lot of
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Kati
Oct 06, 2016 rated it liked it
I received an e-copy of this book from YA Bound Book Tours in exchange for an honest review.

This book as an epic fantasy with such such a wide scope. Each of the three sisters end up in Seraphina and slowly the story unfolds. This is unlike anything I have read before. This is such a large world and the world-building was truly epic.

Each of the sisters have a truly unique voice. The focus of the story was not on romance or love and this was a nice change of pace to read a book that did not focus
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