Serafina and the Black Cloak

Serafina and the Black Cloak - Robert Beatty This was a quick read with some interesting world building. I liked Serafina and Braden, though the rest of the characters lacked depth. I honestly didn't know where the plot was going. At first I thought that the book was doubly in the mystery and fantasy genres, but it broke the rules of mystery by letting the main character (and the reader) suspect the real villain before the reveal. He may not have been my only suspect, but the fact that I held him in my list of top-three suspects was somewhat disappointing to me, as I wanted to be shocked. The wrap up seemed a bit quick, and I didn't think that Serafina's father behaved quite normally when she returned at the end.