Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Teaser Tuesday: Serafina and the Black Cloak by Robert Beatty

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Books and a Beat. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
Share the title and author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

At night, when everyone else in the house went to sleep, she crept upstairs and snatched books to read in the moonlight. 
This week I am reading Serafina and the Black Cloak by Robert Beatty which I bought as a recent Kindle Daily Deal. Here is the description from Amazon:
"Never go into the deep parts of the forest, for there are many dangers there, and they will ensnare your soul."

Serafina has never had a reason to disobey her pa and venture beyond the grounds of Biltmore Estate.There's plenty to explore in her grand home, although 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 secretly lived in the basement for as long as Serafina can remember.

But when children at the estate start disappearing, only Serafina knows who the culprit is:a terrifying man in a black cloak who stalks Biltmore's corridors at night. Following her own harrowing escape, 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. There she discovers a forgotten legacy of magic, one that is bound to her own identity. In order to save the children of Biltmore, Serafina must seek the answers that will unlock the puzzle of her past.


  1. Ah, illicit night reading when you're supposed to be asleep. I remember that!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog today. Mine this week is from Nerve by Jeanne Ryan, recently adapted to the silver screen https://wp.me/p3Nz8P-JD

  2. You've got me excited to read this now. It's on my Kindle but got lost in a bunch of other books.

    My TT from The Madonna Of Notre Dame

  3. I've done that. I credit late night reading for my current need of glasses.

  4. This book sounds like it is so much fun. Middle grade fantasies always contain so much excitement and this one looks to be that way. I hope that you are enjoying this one! :)


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