Girls*Heart* Books: Wander Dust by Michelle Warren: Review

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Wander Dust by Michelle Warren: Review

Ever since her sixteenth birthday, strange things keep happening to Seraphina Parrish.

The Lady in Black… burns Sera’s memories.

Unexplainable Premonitions… catapult her to other cities.

The Grungy 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 is 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. (Amazon)

Wander Dust is the first book in the Seraphina Parrish trilogy by Michelle Warren. I was lucky enough to be given an opportunity by the author to review this book & I’m ordering a physical copy for my bookshelf as soon as I’m done writing this.  The story takes place in our modern day world where the Normals (regular people) don’t know about the Wanderers roaming through their lives in the past, present and future.   It’s a must read, in my opinion.

The story is told from the point of view of our main character, Seraphina. She is witty, strong, independent and extremely likeable. My very favorite thing about Sera though, is that she’s unique; no cookie cutter heroine here. She very clearly is not a damsel in distress (amen!) and never wants to find herself in a situation where she needs to rely on someone else to save her.  She also manages to stay true to herself as a person while still growing where she needs to. Then we have the male lead, Bishop; he is Sera’s Protector and he is something of an enigma throughout the book. Honestly, though, the more you learn about him, the more you just love him.   

The story is fast paced from beginning to end and beautifully told. There are no lulls in the plot; it flies right on through without a wasted word.  I was on the edge of my seat through the whole book. I simply HAD to know what was going to happen next. The twists in the story really keep you guessing and I will definitely be re-reading this one before too long.   I cannot wait for the next installment! 

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  1. I've actually seen this book a few times and have wanted to read it, and this review just made me want to read it MORE. Lovely. :)

  2. :) It's very good, definitely worth reading! And it's a great price on Amazon right now, too!! Thanks for the comment!

  3. A great review. And an exquisite cover art to top it.

    Ratan Kaul


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