If you happened to be watching my Twitter feed last week you will have noticed some discussion between Aliette de Bodard, Rachel Swirsky and myself regarding Rachel Hartman’s novel, Seraphina. I managed to find some time yesterday to write some book reviews, and Seraphina was top of the list of books to address. You can see that I wrote here. You should note that my comments are necessarily spoiler-full, and what I wrote is more a critical analysis of the issues raised on Twitter than a review of the book. If you are OK with that, I think it is worth reading because I think the fact that different people can legitimately have very different reactions to a book, depending on the cultural context from which they approach it, is very important, and often overlooked, both by reviewers and by those who rant on the Internet.