Solve the Mystery of Serafina Giveaway!

Today we are thrilled to host a “Solve the Mystery of Serafina” prize pack giveaway, courtesy of Disney Hyperion. Thea read and loved Serafina and the Black Cloak (Book 1) as well as the forthcoming Serafina and the Twisted Staff (Book 2), so we are very happy offer the books up for giveaway.

Serafina and the Twisted Staff

About the book

Serafina’s defeat of the Man in the Black Cloak has brought her out of the shadows and into the daylight realm of her home, Biltmore Estate. Every night she visits her mother in the forest, eager to learn the ways of the catamount. But Serafina finds herself caught between her two worlds: she’s too wild for Biltmore’s beautifully dressed ladies and formal customs, and too human to fully join her kin.

Late one night, Serafina encounters a strange and terrifying figure in the forest, and is attacked by the vicious wolfhounds that seem to be under his control. Even worse, she’s convinced that the stranger was not alone, that he has sent his accomplice into Biltmore in disguise.

Someone is wreaking havoc at the estate. A mysterious series of attacked test Serafina’s role as Biltmore’s protector, culminating in a tragedy that tears Serafina’s best friend and only ally, Braeden Vanderbilt, from her side. Heartbroken, she flees.

Deep in the forest, Serafina comes face-to-face with the evil infecting Biltmore—and discovers its reach is far greater than she’s ever imagined. All the humans and creatures of the Blue Ridge Mountains are in terrible danger. For Serafina to defeat this new evil before it engulfs her beloved home, she must search deep inside herself and embrace the destiny that has always awaited her.


Read Thea’s review of Serafina and the Twisted Staff

Read a two-chapter sample of Serafina and the Twisted Staff here.

Watch the book trailer on YouTube (or below)

About The Author

Robert Beatty

Robert Beatty lives in the mountains of Asheville, North Carolina, with his wife and three daughters. He writes full-time now, but in his past lives he was one of the pioneers of cloud computing, the founder/CEO of Plex Systems, the co-founder of Beatty Robotics, and the CTO and chairman of Narrative magazine.

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The Giveaway

Serafina Book Pack

Courtesy of Disney-Hyperion, we have one prize pack up for grabs! One winner will receive a copy of Serafina and the Black Cloak and Serafina and the Twisted Staff. The giveaway is open to addresses in the United States, only. To enter, please use the form below. Good luck!

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  • Stacy Renee
    July 4, 2016 at 11:29 am

    Oh, that trailer made me extra excited for this! I loved Serafina and the Black Cloak. It was one of the best books I read last year!
    This is usually the MG horror that I recommend but I just read The Charmed Children of Rookskill Castle by Janet Fox and loved it as well.

  • Sharon Anderson
    July 4, 2016 at 11:44 am

    Looks great!

  • Margo
    July 4, 2016 at 12:21 pm

    I don’t have a favorite middle grade, or really any, horror novel. I don’t like to be scared, TBH. But these stories sound like they might be worth the risk of nightmares!

  • Rhonda Mason
    July 4, 2016 at 12:38 pm

    I didn’t know there was such a thing as “middle grade horror”! These books look great. I admit to LOVING the cover art. 🙂

  • fyreink
    July 4, 2016 at 12:45 pm

    This sounds pretty good! I’ve been on the look out for some middle grade books.

  • Mary A
    July 4, 2016 at 12:59 pm

    Either The Time of the Ghost by Dianna Wynne Jones or Count Karlstein by Philip Pullman. Thanks for the giveaway.

  • Joni
    July 4, 2016 at 2:39 pm

    Does “Year of Shadows” by Legrand count as a horror novel? Or what about the Gilda Joyce books by Allison? Those have some creepy moments.
    Thanks for the giveaway! ^^

  • Books4Banda
    July 4, 2016 at 3:01 pm

    The Night Gardener by Jonathan Auxier is my favorite MG horror! Our students love it, too. Can’t wait to recommend Serefina to them!

  • Kate
    July 4, 2016 at 6:18 pm

    My favorite MG horror is The Cavendish Home for Boys and Girls!

  • Laura Hartman
    July 4, 2016 at 8:47 pm

    Thank you for the opportunity to win a copy of your books! I am adding them to my reading list. 🙂

  • Dane Hubenschmidt
    July 4, 2016 at 9:34 pm

    Thanks for the chance

  • Sharon
    July 4, 2016 at 10:19 pm

    Oh, let’s see. I think my favorite was always Wait Till Helen Comes, but I do love me some of the Blossom Culp books by Richard Peck. Ghosts I Have Been was probably my favorite–scary AND hilarious. I still reread those books every year.

  • Lexi
    July 4, 2016 at 11:09 pm

    Not sure if it counts but I liked Hexwood by DWJ

  • Keeley
    July 4, 2016 at 11:38 pm

    It’s not MG horror but I loved The Girl with all the Gifts

  • Michelle
    July 5, 2016 at 1:55 am

    Look nice!!!

  • Katharine
    July 5, 2016 at 6:41 am

    I looked through my list of mg books and didn’t see a lot of horror, the closest might be “The Mysterious Howling,” the first in a series by Maryrose Wood that I really enjoyed.

  • Crystal A.
    July 5, 2016 at 12:40 pm

    I was pretty fond of Scary Stories to Tell In the Dark and Remember Me by Christopher Pike.

  • Melody Gonser
    July 7, 2016 at 12:45 am

    I enjoyed the trailer. The spot where the birds flew over creepiest me out like the movie Birds. The atmosphere kept building.
    I can’t think of any middle books on horror. I do remember when my daughter and her friend turned off the lights and watched “Watcher in the Woods” and were freaked out watching it. I realized inferring things can be creepy. In itself. I am looking forward to reading the book.

  • Debbie
    July 7, 2016 at 12:23 pm

    I used to love horror when I was little, however now MG is as scary as I can take. I usually read ones that deal with mythology. Please and thank you.

  • Bob Wilkins
    July 7, 2016 at 3:40 pm

    Black Cloak was very good. High hopes for number two.

  • Cindy Hipolito
    July 7, 2016 at 6:09 pm

    The Serafina books are very cool. Want to win a set for my grandchildren (teens).

  • bn100
    July 8, 2016 at 7:56 pm

    no fav

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