Serafina and the Twisted Staff by Robert Beatty

I was excited to get back into the Serafina books. It has been more than three years since I first read and reviewed Serafina and the Black Cloak so I ‘reread’ the book by listening to the audiobook before listening to Serafina and the Twisted Staff. It was worth the time. Cassandra Campbell, the narrator for the Serafina series, is genuinely talented. She made the books come alive as she is a master with pacing, dialects, accents, and characterization. Campbell gave a completely professional reading of the stories.

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Hunter by Mercedes Lackey

Mercedes Lackey is a creative writer who has a great gift for helping you understand exactly what her fantastical Othersiders look like; well that is if you are well-read or are willing to do a bit of research. Her descriptions will expand your imagination as she uses well-known mythological or other fictional characters from a variety of media to help you with visualization.

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