Wander Dust [NOOK Book]

Overview

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 ...
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Wander Dust

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Overview

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.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013628700
  • Publisher: Barnes & Noble
  • Publication date: 11/12/2011
  • Series: The Seraphina Parrish Trilogy , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 375
  • Sales rank: 201,247
  • File size: 578 KB

Meet the Author

Michelle Warren is the author of Wander Dust, the first book in The Seraphina Parrish Trilogy. She didn’t travel the road to writer immediately. First, 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. Michelle loves reading and traveling to places that inspire her to create. She resides in Maryland, in a historic Baltimore row-home, with her wonderful husband.
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Customer Reviews

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  • Posted September 26, 2012

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    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 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!

    7 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 26, 2012

    amazing

    this book is definitly worthy of the keeper/favourite bookcase.
    i loved all the characters, sera was a kickass female lead and bishop is very swoon worthy :)
    if you want a different YA paranormal book to read this is definitly it :)

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 23, 2012

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    Beautiful! What a wonderful new world was created here! Where wi

    Beautiful! What a wonderful new world was created here! Where will we wander next!?

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 23, 2012

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    First I love this story because it takes place in Chicago, and I

    First I love this story because it takes place in Chicago, and I grew up in the suburbs of Chicago. I love the feel of Chicago and reading this book gave an even more magical feel to the city I love. Beyond my love for the scenery in this book, I loved the concept of the story, the mix of different mythologies, and magic. It was action packed and there was a nice love story too!

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 15, 2012

    Yes

    This was absolutley sweet and exciting. An adventure in every page, some shocking, others enticing. Overall, it was an amazing piece of literature and i would reccomend it to anyone who wants a cute, clean, wonderful journey.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 16, 2012

    ¿¿¿ From the start, we learn that Sera has been by herself. Not

    ¿¿¿ From the start, we learn that Sera has been by herself. Not many friends and a father that doesn't know what he is doing. We come to realise that Sera doesn't speak much or at all about school or friends. The onyl intel we get on her old life if one chapter, which only then involves her dad, yet still not a main part of her life. We understand this feeling as she skips past her old life's school, including those in it. It is as much of a blur to us as it is to Sera, which instantly forms our connection to her and her new life.

    Along with Sera we come to realize there are so many questions and mysteries. We also, use our own mental checklist of all things weird and unknown to us. This, for us continues throughout the novel for us, as it does Sera, ultimately bringing us closer with her.

    The story lets off a very quick pace. Just as it is all so new to Sera in this new world and getting confused in the time elapsed, everything seems to be moving pretty quickly. We get a little confused about how much time has passed in the present day. I know you might be wondering what I'm talking about if you haven't read this novel yet, but it's hard not to include a spoiler about what that actually means (if you read the book, and you should, then you'll find out). This, however, doesn't stop our interest in the novel, even if there is some action (at the end), the new world is quite as thrilling.

    As we read, we see her struggle to adapt to this new world she is thrust into, as well as the people within it. The love that blossoms as well as struggles throughout the book tests Sera, and we ultimately feel her pain and her struggle as she faces all of these challenges head first. The choices that she's faced to make leave us shocked and awed at her courage and strength, especially after all that she's gone through and all that she hopes and wishes for.

    Although there is no cliffhanger, unknown answers keeps us on edge, waiting anxiously for the next novel. Even after we finish the book, we are still wondering about it all and keep on finding more questions that haven't been answered. This leaves us utterly hanging, desperate for the second novel. Hmmm, yes, I stand corrected, it is a cliffhanger.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 30, 2012

    Let me tell you how much I loved this book. In the past few mont

    Let me tell you how much I loved this book. In the past few months, I have been invited to several "indie" release parties on facebook-- I haven't found one book that I have given a five star review to. This is the first. I loved this book so much. And I can't believe it is only .99! This was a lot of bang for the buck. Great job! This book came highly recommended by a friend, the same friend that recommended a few other disapointing books, so I was very skeptical. I love Time Travel, I loved Seraphina from the beginning. She was an intriguing character that I couldn't get enough of. I can barely wait for the second book.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 10, 2013

    Amazing! the main character really comes to life, and the humor

    Amazing! the main character really comes to life, and the humor is funny. a very good read!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 23, 2012

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    Wander Dust by Michelle Warren is another book that's been sitti

    Wander Dust by Michelle Warren is another book that's been sitting on my
    eReader for the longest of times, and even though, I've been dying to
    read it, I didn't take the time to read it until recently. The Good?
    Wander Dust is an amazing book...spellbinding, intriguing, and full of
    magic and fun, I couldn't get enough! The Bad? Based on how great this
    one was, I'm now hitting myself over the head for not reading it sooner.
    But that's the way these things go, right? Anyhow, there was so much I
    loved about Wander Dust, and one of those aspects was the characters.
    Sera was someone I liked from the start. She was kind and just a bit
    naive but also strong and determined, especially when when it came to
    her future. Through out the book, I was constantly rooting for Sera
    ....to find her place in the world, to finally get out from under her
    father's thumb, etc. What I liked most about Sera's character, though,
    was seeing her make bonds with the other characters. Her Aunt Mona was
    such a great lady, and it was fun to see how close she was to Sera . I
    also enjoyed the various people Sera meets at her new school. From
    Bishop to Sam to Scarlet, everyone was a bunch of fun to read about, and
    I especially loved the occasional evil one such as the Woman in Black.
    The plot in this was a time of fun as well. When I first started this
    one, I didn't really know all that much about it, so I was so pleasantly
    surprised to see it involved time travel as well as other magical
    abilities. Michelle Warren did a great job of making the plot in this
    one was fresh and unique, and I just loved how she didn't allow it to
    fall into the typical paranormal cliches. The one thing, though, I
    really liked about the plot in this one was how little romance it
    contained. There's some, but it wasn't the main focus, and I have to
    say, I liked Sera's new life as well as her abilities being the main
    focus over it. The writing in this one was also great! Michelle did a
    fantastic job of crafting the world in this one, and even though, I
    found some parts to drag a little, it was all worth it in the long run.
    Plus I just loved how well she described the setting in this one...it
    really helped to make the book come to life. In all, Wander Dust by
    Michelle Warren is another great debut, perfect for fans of Timeless by
    Alexandra Monir! I simply can't wait to read the next one! Grade: B+

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 1, 2012

    i really liked this book a lot. i saw the author advertised on S

    i really liked this book a lot. i saw the author advertised on Stephanie Myers Facebook and started following her. i saw that the book was advertised for 99 cents and said hey why not, i love reading. i was really was into the whole " wandering", time travel aspect . the characters where all very developed and it kept you guessing till the end. i can not wait till the 2nd book comes out and see how her mother ties into everything along with her team, Sam and her love interest Bishop.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 21, 2013

    Wander dust

    Good book! Nicely written. Cannot wait to read the next one.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 1, 2013

    Great book

    This is an interesting story. I enjoyed the original plot, the captivating characters, and the vivid descriptions of the protaganists' experiences. I read the sequel right away and I can't wait for the final book in the trilogy.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 19, 2013

    Loved it!

    If you like romantic fantasy, you would love this book. I barely made it thourgh dinner without picking it up and reading it! I hope everyone will enjoy this book when you read it!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 7, 2013

    Slow starter

    This one began as a mixed bag for me. It took some time for me to get to a place where I cared about the main character. But I'm glad I kept reading. The story grows into something lovely, exciting, and consuming, with elements that at times reminded me of Harry Potter, and other times made me think of quirky rom-coms that make me smile. All in all - slow start aside - a highly creative story well-told. Will definitely look for its follow-up.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 7, 2013

    An Enjoyable Read

    Though there were a few moments of familiarity, I rather enjoyed this story and am looking forward to reading more. Warren may have borrowed a bit from some of her YA predecessors, but overall there was enough originality and heart to really capture the imagination. It also reminded me what it was like to be a teenage girl, and the disconnect from "normal" that goes along with those wacky, hormonal, angsty years, "Wanderer" or not. I would recommend this book to a friend, and am heading to the shop now for the second installment.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2013

    Amazing

    Great book. Makes your mind wander:)

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 4, 2012

    Surprisingly good!

    I admit I was a tad skeptical when I started reading this book. However I'm definitely a fan now , and eager to start the next book. Very original, great for teens and adults. I'm very glad I gave this new author a try, she did not disappoint!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2013

    mind blown

    Great book, really engulfesyou in the story, very relatable.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 12, 2012

    This is a great story about time travel. Michelle throws a diff

    This is a great story about time travel. Michelle throws a different twist on it and it involves a Hogwarts like school and teachers and teams of wanderers as they are called. The characters seem real and are fun and interesting. The love story is cute and the bad guys are really scary and really disgusting too. It will be interesting to see where she goes with this story.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 9, 2012

    I can't get ....

    I can't get the book out of my head. You have the feeling that you just can't stop after a page that you have to keep going.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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