Wednesday, July 20, 2022

The Seraphim's Song Book Review & Book Tour Giveaway

This morning, I am sharing my review of a young adult fantasy novel from a series that I have come to love over the past few years! Check out The Seraphim's Song, the 5th book in The F.I.G. Mysteries series, read my thoughts on the book, learn about the series and author Barbara Casey--and be sure to enter for a chance to win a prize in the book tour giveaway at the end of this post.

Book TitleTHE SERAPHIM'S SONG - Book 5, The F.I.G. Mysteries by Barbara Casey
Category:  YA Fiction (Ages 13-17), 213 pages
Genre:  Mystery, Fantasy
Publisher:  Gauthier Publications (Hungry Goat Press)
Release date:   April 2022
Content Rating:  G. THE SERAPHIM'S SONG is suitable for all readers - adult and young adult.

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About the Book

Many changes have taken place at Wood Rose Orphanage and Academy for Young Women while Carolina and Larry were on their honeymoon in Frascati, Italy, on the Granchelli farm. The newlyweds have been given a larger bungalow; Ms. Alcott, niece of the founder of Wood Rose, and Mrs. Ball, assistant to the headmaster, have moved into a bungalow together; and Jimmy Bob, caretaker and night watchman at Wood Rose has moved from his family home down the road a bit into a small bungalow on the orphanage property with his hound dog Tick, as well as his new cat and her litter of kittens.

Summer is coming to an end and the F.I.G.s will soon return to the universities to complete their special projects. They are starting to feel anxious, and the coping mechanisms they have used their entire lives are starting to work overtime. Dara’s thoughts turn to an unknown language, possibly from another world; Mackenzie focuses on the relationship of math to music; and Jennifer keeps hearing the note of B flat minor and is drawing dark swirls on her canvas board.

My Review

The Seraphim's Song is a stand-alone novel. I love that the author spends a lot of time introducing her characters--and recapping the adventures from earlier books. This writing style lets new series readers dive into the novel, never feeling that they missed too much by not reading from the beginning. It's also great for those of us who DID read the earlier books--but need a little reminding of the highlights! Some of these recaps are a bit lengthy and take some time to cover, but they make this indeed a stand-alone novel for readers.


 Readers will love the characters' bonds and gifted abilities. This series holds the best characters. The author does a beautiful job creating believable, talented characters with unique, exciting abilities. She also creates realistic bonds and relationships between the characters, allowing them to join creative forces to work through the mysteries and adventures.


 Would I recommend The Seraphim's Song? I absolutely love the characters in this series--and the author's depictions of their personalities, gifts, and relationships. The storylines are well researched and presented as the individual F.I.G.s use their abilities to sort out the mystery pieces. I recommend this book, and the entire series, to readers who enjoy mysteries with fantasy elements requiring unique problem-solving skills. This book is a wonderful series for gifted children to read as it highlights unique gifts and talents in such a fictional yet real-world way.

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Meet the Author

Barbara Casey is the author of several award-winning novels and book-length works of nonfiction for both adults and young adults, and numerous articles, poems, and short stories. Several of her books have been optioned for major films and television series.

In addition to her own writing, Barbara is an editorial consultant and president of the Barbara Casey Agency. Established in 1995, she represents authors throughout the United States, Great Britain, Canada, and Japan.

In 2018 Barbara received the prestigious Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award and Top Professional Award for her extensive experience and notable accomplishments in the field of publishing and other areas.

Barbara lives on a mountain in Georgia with three cats who adopted her: Homer, a Southern coon cat; Reese, a black cat; and Earl Gray, a gray cat and Reese’s best friend.

Connect with the author:  Barbara Casey Author ~ Barbara Casey Agency ~ Goodreads

Enter the Giveaway

THE SERAPHIM'S SONG Book Tour Giveaway



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