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Exclusive Excerpt: SEVENTH BORN By Monica Sanz

See Sera’s snark for yourself in a new excerpt from Monica Sanz’s SEVENTH BORN!

Eighteen-year-old Seraphina Dovetail is a witch who’s detested among witches. As the seventh born daughter of a witch, her birth caused her mother to lose her powers and her life. She’s considered the worst of omens and estranged from her family.

Years later, Sera is a brooding, snarky student at Aetherium’s Witchling Academy, desperate to prove her wit and worth despite lots of trouble in class. Sera’s under-the-surface talent catches the attention of the young Professor Nikolai Barrington, who will give her the referral she needs to stay in school if she works with him in on an exceedingly dangerous investigation. Someone is killing seventh borns, and Sera will have to keep her wits about her unless she wants to be next.

Entangled Teen provided us with an exclusive excerpt from Seventh Born, which gives you a close-up look at Sera’s snark in action when a classmate starts talking about an upcoming social event. Take a look!

“My mother wrote to say she is sending my gowns. I have a yellow one that’s simply to die for. You will look like a ray of sunshine.”

“Yes, well, I prefer black.”

Mary sulked. “Black is death, Sera.”

She grinned. “Precisely. I would rather be dead than go to that dance.”

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Abomination. Curse. Murderer. All names hurled at eighteen-year-old Seraphina Dovetail. As the seventh-born daughter to a witch, she’s the cause of her mother losing her powers and, in turn, her life.

Abandoned as a child, Sera dreams of becoming an inspector and finding her family. To do that, she must be referred into the Advanced Studies Program at the Aetherium’s Witchling Academy. Her birth order, quick temper, and tendency to set things on fire, however, have left her an outcast with failing marks…and just what Professor Nikolai Barrington is looking for.

The tall, brooding, yet exceedingly handsome young professor makes her a proposition: become his assistant and he’ll give her the referral she needs. Sera is quickly thrust into a world where witches are being kidnapped, bodies are raised from the dead, and someone is burning seventhborns alive. As Sera and Barrington grow ever closer, she’ll discover that some secrets are best left buried…and fire isn’t the only thing that makes a witch burn.

By Kait

Kait is a New Englander, a YA book and adaptation lover, and a Slythindor, as well as a red velvet and red wine enthusiast. She likes to like things. Catch her on Twitter: @kaitmary