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Wander Dust

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

7 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

Completely Captivating

This book captured me from the first page! I wish I could have read it in one sitting, but I have to work too. The story takes you on a journey with Seraphina Parrish and through her eyes. She's thrown into a world that seems almost impossible, where she needs to wrap h...
This book captured me from the first page! I wish I could have read it in one sitting, but I have to work too. The story takes you on a journey with Seraphina Parrish and through her eyes. She's thrown into a world that seems almost impossible, where she needs to wrap her mind around the impossible. What was really fun about reading this story is since you were in Sera's viewpoint this new worldview is revealed to you as it is revealed to her, and you get to be as confused as she is. I think that Warren really did well setting up the story, she immersed you so much into Sera's world that you were feeling the confusion, anger, happiness, sadness, and annoyance that Sera feels.
Sera lives with her dad Ray, for her whole life they have moved around continuously, never staying in one spot for very long. Her mother died when she was a baby. As she learns she has a special ability she is sent to her aunt's in Chicago to attend a boarding school for Wanderers, which she is happy to finally be in one spot for a period of time. She finds out that with her ability she is put in a 3-person team who should be perfect together in order to better use their talents. The other two have been waiting for a long period of time for her to find her talent and arrive at the boarding school, which has left them with mixed emotions due to waiting for so long. This adds just another problem for Sera to work through.
For the first half of the book you are confused of what exactly is happening and what are the real roles of the characters that introduced are, which very much works in this story. Even though you go through the story with Sera, it is fun to come up with different theories of what you think will happen. Some of my theories were confirmed or denied by the end of the book, but I still have a few that haven't been touched yet that I'm expecting will be talked about in the next book. The book is very fast paced and is intence from start to finish. Even though the book is fast paced it isn't too fast or and doesn't leave things out just to get onto the next thing. Also there is enough character buildup to satisfy readers in this story, but Warren has definitely left room for more explanations to come in the next two books. This was a great beginning to the Seraphina Parrish Trilogy, and I cannot wait to read Protecting Truth!

posted by Kujo222 on September 26, 2012

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Time travel is usually a theme that makes me nervous. I love the

Time travel is usually a theme that makes me nervous. I love the science fiction, but I'm always afraid of the choices characters will make because they can change the course of time and completely change the fate of the world. Wander Dust didn't give me that feeling of...
Time travel is usually a theme that makes me nervous. I love the science fiction, but I'm always afraid of the choices characters will make because they can change the course of time and completely change the fate of the world. Wander Dust didn't give me that feeling of impending doom. Michelle Warren adds flare and mystery to time travel and creates a world discreetly separated by Normals on one side and Wanderers, Seers, and Protectors on the other.

I pegged Seraphina as a rebel from the very beginning. She loved to spite her father just to get a rise out of him. For someone who didn't have a great relationship with her father, and never knew the guidance of a mother, Sera turned out to be a pretty well-behaved kid. She wasn't above breaking the rules, but she wasn't a wild child either. When Sera moved to Chicago to live with her aunt Mona, a different side of her showed. She's the kind of character you either love or hate. I love Sera because she thought about the situations she got herself into. She didn't always make the best choices, but she did what was best based on what little she knew of the Wanderer Society.

There's much learned, and much still to learn, about the Wanderer Society. Readers are really only given a snippet of how students at the Academy, a boarding school for students of the Society, use their powers in the real world. The novel's pacing is fast, but sometimes it slowed down when Sera needed something explained to her. The characters in lecture mode were not appealing at times, seeming like they were just speaking at Sera to show they knew their information.

Wander Dust is a wonderful start for The Seraphina Parrish Trilogy. There are a few unresolved issues in the plot that causes my curiosity to read what happens in the next installment. I have hopes that Book 2 of The Seraphina Parrish Trilogy will still be filled with the humorously outrageous characters and events of Wander Dust.

*Ebook provided by author in exchange for honest review*

posted by Candace-LoveyDoveyBooks on April 24, 2012

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