Songs of Seraphina: review

Well, I promised a review, and I’ve finally sat down long enough to do one!

Songs of SeraphinaSongs of Seraphina by Jude Houghton

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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 in to each and giving just enough to hook you before moving on, making you turn the page eagerly.

The writing is excellent; the many worlds are vividly imagined, the fantasical elements beautiful, the emotions enough to tug. I had to keep reading and the story has stayed with me; it’s a book to read, re-read and then go back to. I didn’t want it to end, and I want to know what happens next.

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Author: kate

Kate Coe is an editor, book reviewer and writer of fiction & fantasy. She writes the sparkpunk GreenSky series and blogs at When she's not working, she fills her spare time in between writing with web design, gaming, geeky cross-stitch and DIY (which may or may not involve destroying things). She also reads far fewer books that she would like to, but possibly more than she really has time for.