Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Book Review: Wander Dust by Michelle Warren

Title: Wander Dust (Seraphina Parrish #1)
Author: Michelle Warren
Format: Ebook
Source: For 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.

Before I start reviewing this book, I'd like to point some things out. Firstly, I have to tell you  this. The author, Michelle Warren, is extremely talented. She did EVERYTHING to get this book to life. The book's cover, site, everything is done by her. I have to admit, she has a very unique designing skill. Second, I am thankful to have received this book for review. I've been wanting to read this book for a long time.


I was drawn into this book from the first chapter. The bizarre supernatural events intrigued me. I really like books about magic and stuff and this books piqued my interest from the first chapter.

The story follows Seraphina, when she first sees the "Lady in Black". She thinks she's crazy when she starts to see things. That, however, is not that the case. We are introduced to a magical world. 

I don't want to give much away, but I found that the world of Wanderers, Seers, and Protectors was one of a kind. These three complete each other.

Let's talk about the characters:

1-Seraphina: I found Seraphina to be one of the cool female characters. She didn't bore me with descriptions of boys she's loving or crushing over. She's determined, and witty. Yes, I liked her. 

2-Bishop: The British guy. I don't have much to say about him. He obviously was a character who knew what he was doing, and he would put himself at risk to do his job. I liked his character.

3-Sam: I really liked Sam. I loved how she was the youngest and could be the pampered one who teases the older people. I related to her a bit, since I am the youngest child :P.

Let's talk about the setting:

I have to admit, I've got to reading this book in the perfect timing. I, like Seraphina, am currently going orientation. I thought it was really cool that she was getting introduced to the Academy and stuff. Also, I loved the mythology Warren came up with, it's very original. 

However, I was confused  at some parts, but that's not a main problem.

If you're looking for a light read with a unique story and plot twists, then this is for you.

Basically, that's all I have to say about Wander Dust, I really enjoyed it and I will definitely look out for Protecting Truth.


  1. "...didn't bore me with descriptions of boys she's loving or crushing over." <--- THIS. I am sold. :D

    P.S. I didn't know the author designed the cover herself, that's so cool!

  2. Seems like my type of novel, great review!
    Alex @ Possession of Books

  3. Hahaha Lynn :D

    Thanks for commenting Alex, you have an amazing blog yourself