Serafina and the Black Cloak by Robert Beatty is written for ages nine to twelve years. While I'm way past my childhood, I enjoyed this book very much. I gave it five stars because it kept me guessing.
"she stepped closer and read the inscription on the pedestal of the statue:
our character isn't defined by the battles we win or lose, but by the battles we dare to fight."
I received a complimentary Kindle copy from Disney-Hyperion and NetGalley. That did not change my opinion for this review.
Link to purchase: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1484709012