Wander Dust

Wander Dust

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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

  • Paperback | 382 pages
  • 140 x 216 x 22mm | 485g
  • English
  • 0984662103
  • 9780984662104
  • 901,176

About Michelle Warren

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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2,524 ratings
3.74 out of 5 stars
5 29% (725)
4 34% (849)
3 25% (626)
2 9% (222)
1 4% (102)

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We are The Unofficial Addiction Book Fan Club, to know more about this book, go to the post in our website: http://theunofficialaddictionbookfanclub.blogspot.com/2013/11/wander-dust-seraphina-parrish-trilogy-1.html If you are interested, you can visit our website: http://theunofficialaddictionbookfanclub.blogspot.com The Unofficial Addiction Book Fan Club's Review: Review: Wander Dust is everything I was expecting when I read the synopsis of this book. Michelle Warren wrote such an amazing story, with good and unforgettable descriptions and unique plot. And I want more! So yes, I am definitely reading Protecting Truth and Seeing Light. Not just because of their beautiful covers, but because I know they are gonna rock my world as Wander Dust did. Okay, not only the plot and the whole story is pretty amazing, but Ms. Warren knows how to bring a little bit of creepiness to the story. Because the weird stuff that happens to Sera? If I were her, I would pee in my pants! Leaving the handsome stalking guy aside, the things are pretty weird and what she discovers after she's sent to Chicago?! Well, I knew there was going to be something memorable and dangerous, too. And it was. We found out about Sera being able to time travel and that's just the tip of the iceberg of her future adventures. I liked it how the author explains her theory of time travel and the world she builds for Seraphina's story is simply mind-blowing. While reading the book you can see the hard work of the author and you appreciate, not only her wonderful creation, but what's behind of it. I haven't heard about this book before and I regret it. That's why, Book Addicts, I am definitely recommending this book to you all. I think Michelle Warren's series are being left out and we should give a big shout out to those YA fans who haven't read this series yet. Sometimes you like so much a book that you think this would be the perfect book to make it to the big screen, and Wander Dust is one of those books. What I'm trying to say, Book Addicts, is that if you liked Harry Potter, this would be the perfect book to read. And for those who love time travel stories, full of fantasy and romance and with that special touch that only science fiction can bring to an unforgettable book, this is definitely a Must Read Book.show more
�?�¯�?�»�?�¿�?�¯�?�»�?�¿�?�¯�?�»�?�¿ 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.show more
by Gina Scarcella
Seraphina Parrish's 16th birthday promises to be an extremely underwhelming event, until a mysterious Lady in Black causes her to see and feel things that shouldn't be possible. Ever since that strange night, Sera's world has slowly taken a turn for the weird and unexplainable, especially when she realizes that she herself can do the impossible... wander through time. Confused and uncertain of what her ability means and entails, she fears she may be losing her grip on reality. Then her dad, with whom she's never been particularly close, decides to send her to finish out the school year with her aunt in Chicago. Chicago just may hold the answers she's looking for, as well as many dangers she never anticipated. Slightly reminiscent of X-Men, channeling some of the ancient, historically significant feel of Harry Potter but with an interesting Egyptian/Judeo-Christian mythology that's all her own, Warren has created a fascinating world that exists beneath our very own. In this world, some people are born with super human abilities that allow them to be one of three things: protectors, seers or wanderers. What that entails I'll leave you, Dear Reader, to discover for yourselves, but I will say that I found the rules of Warren's universe to be original and creative. The world of the wanderers feels grand in scope, has a good foundational, historical weight to it and an appealing overall aesthetic. Seraphina. Though she is definitely an independent individual, she's not really what I'd consider a rebel, despite the lengths she may go to to secure her dad's attention. I found Sera's relationship with her dad to be very revealing about her character as a whole, and Warren's introduction to Sera in the context of her relationship to her dad laid a good foundation as to what she really wants and why she does the things she does. It's also interesting to see her character develop as she becomes more of her own person and as she finds a place of her own in her new situation in Chicago. While I had a little difficulty pinning down aspects of Sera's personality, there's no denying that she's brave, intelligent, determined, perhaps a bit impulsive and has admirable sense of honor. Bishop. After her frightening encounter with the Lady in Black on her sixteenth birthday, Sera receives a cryptic envelope with only the photograph of an unknown boy tucked inside. She's never met him, but she feels an unexplainable instant connection to him. When she discovers the living, breathing version of the boy at her new school in Chicago, she determines to find out more about him. Though Warren keeps him a largely mysterious character in terms of his back story and personal history, she reveals enough about Max Bishop for the reader to know the important aspects of his character - the things that truly matter. Bishop is level-headed, compassionate, also honorable, loyal, a bit on the quiet side and manages to ride that fine line between being protective but not overbearing. All in all, he's decidedly dreamy, and though he and Sera have this immediate connection, it makes sense within the context of the story - there is a satisfactory reason behind it. Though I really did enjoy Wander Dust, there are a few things that nagged at me. One in particular being that while the mystery is compelling, Sera makes two specific logical leaps to keep the plot progressing that I just wasn't able to easily follow. It seemed a bit of a stretch. Also the character of the Lady in Black. I just couldn't get a bead on her, and maybe I wasn't supposed to, but I just wish that there had been a bit more development done with her character, mostly because I just wanted to find out more about her and her motivations. On the other hand, there were certain things I really enjoyed about this story, particularly the clever way that Warren handles certain events, and the reasoning behind why those events occur. I apologize, Dear Reader, that I can't be anymore specific than that. I also love that the characters in this book travel to different places. Weird personal preference, but I prefer movement in my stories - characters on the move, instead of statically remaining in one place. The climax of this book was also worthy of the build up leading up to it, it was exciting, a bit shocking and forces Sera to make some extremely hard decisions. Maybe I'm just a mean person, but I love when characters I root for get backed into a corner, it's interesting to see how they'll react or get out of their circumstances -- those situations do a lot for character building. The world building and the potential romance already had me hooked, and these few things are several more big points in Wander Dust's favor. Overall, with wonderful characters and a curious underlying mythology, Wander Dust boasts an alluring and mysterious world full of intrigue, romance, danger, betrayal and beauty.show more
by Dani @ Refracted Light
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