SeraphinaSeraphina by Rachel Hartman

Seraphina is about a young girl discovering hidden knowledge about herself.  The book is well written with an interesting plot line, however, when I first picked up Seraphina I thought it would be a nice fantasy novel.  It is based in fantasy, however, the further I got into the book I discovered it is more of a dialogue on racism, war, and romance.  There are lots of fantasy elements, but it simply is not what I expected.  If I were into reading books on those topics, I think I would have enjoyed this book much more than I did.