Nivea Serrao
June 09, 2017 AT 10:30 AM EDT

Serafina is back for her third adventure — but something’s wrong.

As Serafina and the Splintered Heart opens, the eponymous hero awakens battle-scarred into a darkness she doesn’t understand. However, that’s not all. Not only has Biltmore Estate changed, but her old friends are doing unimaginable things, all while enemies still lurk around.

And as the trailer — which EW can exclusively reveal above — for Robert Beatty’s historically-inspired middle-grade novel hints, that’s not the only threat she’ll have to face. Something mysterious and menacing is making its way toward the North Carolina mansion and the only one who can stop it is her. But if the young “catamount” (half-girl, half-cat) is to defend the Blue Ridge Mountains and all those who call it home, she’ll need to tap into her newfound powers (and uncover the truth about what happened to her) all in the span of a few days.

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This is the third book in a best-selling series, following the two previous novels Serafina and the Black Cloak and Serafina and the Twisted Staff.

The middle-grade novel will be available for purchase July 4. Preorder it here.

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