Rachel Hartman has created an intriguing world, where dragons and humans live in an uneasy peace. The dragons tolerate the slower, less intelligent humans, and the humans try to stay out of the dragons' way. There's no mixing except among the diplomats who keep the peace...or so everyone thinks. Dragons and humans fall in love, marry and have children, but it's all kept hidden. Seraphina lives at the court, hiding her dragon scales from the princess. In this first volume of a planned series, there's lots of court intrigue, adventure, and some of the best written dragons I can remember. Great for 7th and up!