This is a three (yes I said 3) part review. I read and will review the whole trilogy.
Publication Date- November 30, 2013
Genre- YA/Fantasy/Time Travel/Romance
Ever since her sixteenth birthday, strange things keep happening to Seraphina Parrish. Unexplainable premonitions catapult her to faraway cities. A street gang wants to kill her, and a beautiful, mysterious boy stalks her.
But when Sera moves to Chicago, and her aunt reveals their family connection to a centuries old, secret society, she’s immediately thrust into an unbelievable fantasy world, leading her on a quest to unravel the mysteries that plague her. In the end, their meanings crash into an epic struggle of loyalty and betrayal, and she’ll be forced to choose between the boy who has stolen her heart and the thing she desires most.
Wander Dust is the breathtaking fantasy that will catapult you through a story of time, adventure, and love.
Ok so this is the first book in the series and it starts off with Seraphina celebrating her 16th birthday and some strange things happen. She starts to notice more and more of these strange things that are happening. Now from the synopsis you know that there is a “Lady in Black” that burns Sera’s memories, she has premonitions that take her to other cities, there is a gang trying to kill her, a mysterious stalker boy and she moves to Chicago. All of this grabs me and makes me want to read this story and fall in love with this society. I did enjoy it and it had some very interesting parts and I won’t go into detail so that I won’t spoil it BUT I did have a hard time sticking with it. I wanted to LOVE it I really did. I would be reading and enjoying and getting into the story and then it would just drop off or I would get confused and so I would take a break from it. I put it down several times but after a time I would want to go back to it. So that is good because it was like it was pulling me back to it and I did finish it and was glad I did. It is just one of those books that you have to read for yourself. It isn't bad and like I said I enjoyed it but I think it could have been more focused and not so much jumping around. I did really like the ending and I am looking forward to the next book.
Publication Date- September 19th, 2012
Genre- YA/Fantasy/Time Travel/Romance
Seraphina’s keeping a secret from her Wandering team: she’s perfecting her fighting skills. But telling Sam and Bishop the truth would only alert them to her plan: to go back in time, save her mom, and finish what she started. With the help of Turner, Bishop’s handsome twin, she progresses toward her goal but plummets deeper into dangerous territory where the lines of friendship and romance are blurred. One passionate kiss changes everything, leading Sera to unravel a shocking web of family secrets, heartbreaking ulterior motives, and sinister agendas. Love and lies collide in a haunting climax, where the truest souls may not survive.
So I read the first book in the series Wander Dust and I enjoyed it but had hoped that this one would be even better. Well again I enjoyed Protecting Truth but I am going to start with what I didn’t like. Like I said I liked it but it was not much better than the first. It didn’t have that WOW! that I love in books. I was able to finish it faster than the first so it did keep my attention better. It just left me wanting to know what the point of being a Wanderer was or if there even was a point. It had a lot of action but maybe too much for me. This might be a slight spoiler and I am sorry if you think it is but I have to say that the beginning scene starts with her in a fight and it goes on forever it seemed. Normally I love a lot of details but this was more than I needed and I was glad when it was over. I hate to say it but it almost felt like the author was trying to get a certain word count in. It also left me with a lot of questions but that makes it a little intriguing. Hopefully they will be answered in the last book in the trilogy and this makes me like it because it really draws me in and I can’t wait to see what will happen. I also like the building of the world that she created, although it does remind me of the Harry Potter world that is ok because I liked that world to. So overall, this one was a little better than the first and I enjoyed escaping reality for a bit with it and I hope the third one will continue to get better and answer some of the questions I have.
Publication Date- October 10th, 2013
As the corruption of the Society intensifies and the questions surrounding her mother mount, Seraphina Parrish embarks on a journey to find Terease in the terrifying Wandering city of Nocturna. But the information she learns there only sends her team on a dangerous mission to fulfill an ancient prophecy. Delving deep into the disturbing secrets of their world, the revelations quickly unravel, revealing shocking truths about the Society and Sera’s life. In the end, power and courage clash in a mission for freedom that may shatter the Wandering world completely.
Well I finished the trilogy with the third and final book. I must say I am a little sad to see it end. I had a really hard time with the first 2 books in the series. This one was so much better than either of them. As always I will not be giving any spoilers so you will have to read all 3 books to find out for yourself what happens. I will say that all my questions I had after the other books were answered and it all came together in a great way. While Sera learns more about herself we do too and that is where a lot of my answers came in. I was so glad that I went ahead and read this one. It really was the best of the series and what a great way to end it. You have to read all three books to get the full story and it is a good series for people of all ages. Also, the characters all grew on me in this book and I really loved it.
Michelle Warren is the author of the Seraphina Parrish Trilogy. She didn't travel the road to writer immediately. She spent over a decade as professional Illustrator and designer. Her artistic creativity combined with her love of science fiction, paranormal and fantasy led her to write her first YA novel, Wander Dust. Michelle loves reading and traveling to places that inspire her to create. She resides in downtown Chicago, not far from her imaginary Wandering world.
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