Saturday, November 23, 2013

*Review Tour: & Giveaway*
The Seraphina Parrish Trilogy, by Michelle Warren!

*Materials & images provided by Girls Heart Books Tours.

Wander Dust 
(Seraphina Parrish Trilogy # 1)

~ReleasedNovember 30th, 2011

~Length241 Pages

~GenresYoung Adult, Fantasy, Time Travel, Romance

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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.






~ 5/5 Roses ~

I have a weakness for stories about secret societies- it's rare that I'll dislike a book with a good dose of secrets, riddles and mysteries.  This book is no exception- it is fantastic!

Seraphina is a fantastic lead character.  I connected to her personality from the first pages, and really enjoyed her outlook on life.  She's honest, strong, and independent, which are all great qualities to have in a leading-lady.  Her "perfect match" in this book, is her intense "stalker boy."  When his identity is finally revealed, he turns out to be just as strong, independent, and incredibly mysterious, which are great qualities for a main guy's character.  The other characters surrounding these two are so unique, it's difficult to describe them.  They're all quirky and different, they're able to bring a sense of wonder to the story.

The adventure and fantasy world Seraphina finds her self is one I could see becoming a popular story.  The new world and reality she finds herself in, is one I think most people would dream about.  Filled with danger, head-spinning twists, and a good dose of "no-way!" moments, this is a book I've quickly fallen in love with.  The writing is fluid and quick, keeping the story moving at a great pace.  I'm excited to read the sequel, and would recommend this book to any YA Paranormal Fantasy Fan.

*I was given an eCopy of this book, from the author via Girls *Heart* Books Tours, to read in exchange for an honest review.

Protecting Truth
(Seraphina Parrish Trilogy # 2)

~ReleasedSeptember 19th, 2012

~Length: 314 Pages

~GenresYoung Adult, Fantasy, Time Travel, Romance


Seraphina’s keeping a secret from her Wandering team: she’s perfecting her fighting skills. But telling Sam and Bishop the truth would only alert them to her plan: to go back in time, save her mom, and finish what she started. With the help of Turner, Bishop’s handsome twin, she progresses toward her goal but plummets deeper into dangerous territory where the lines of friendship and romance are blurred. One passionate kiss changes everything, leading Sera to unravel a shocking web of family secrets, heartbreaking ulterior motives, and sinister agendas. Love and lies collide in a haunting climax, where the truest souls may not survive.
     


~ 5/5 Roses ~

This story has been exciting from the beginning of the first book, but this sequel has catapulted it to new levels!

Seraphina, as always, has found trouble and adventure, in ways that seem impossible.  As much as she makes me shake my head, and bite my nails in worry, I love her determination and independence.  Bishop has become a guy I really enjoy reading about- I love finding out what he's going to do next, especially in reaction to the things Sera does, and the scenarios she causes.  The other part of her Wandering Team, Samantha, has grown on me quite a bit as well.  She's tough, for being so young, and has a heart I admire.

This adventure keeps getting better with each book, and I can't wait to finish this trilogy.  I love Michelle Warren's writing, and the way she's created this world-behind-the-world.  This is definitely a book I'd recommend to any YA Paranormal Fantasy fan, although I'd say you should for sure read Wander Dust first, so you know what's going on in better details.

*I was given an eCopy of this book, from the author via Girls *Heart* Books Tours, to read in exchange for an honest review.

Seeing Light 
(Seraphina Parrish Trilogy # 3)

~PublishedOctober 10th, 2013

~Length: 400 Pages

~GenresYoung Adult, Fantasy, Time Travel, Romance

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As the corruption of the Society intensifies and the questions surrounding her mother mount, Seraphina Parrish embarks on a journey to find Terease in the terrifying Wandering city of Nocturna. But the information she learns there only sends her team on a dangerous mission to fulfill an ancient prophecy. Delving deep into the disturbing secrets of their world, the revelations quickly unravel, revealing shocking truths about the Society and Sera’s life. In the end, power and courage clash in a mission for freedom that may shatter the Wandering world completely.

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~ 5/5 Roses ~

Wow, what an ending!  This book had me sitting completely on the edge of my seat, and even after I've finished, I can't sit still!

Reviews for the third book in a trilogy are always so difficult to write- you want to gush about everything that's happened, but also don't want to give away spoilers.
This book, just as with the first two in the trilogy, is so intense!  There is so much adventure, danger and mystery surrounding Seraphina and her Wandering Team.  As they dive deeper into the adventure they started in Wander Dust, they come face to face with shocking revelations, and surprises I didn't see coming at all.  Bishop and Turner- wow.  Bishop surprised me a lot in this book.  Turner is a fantastic character- with each book, I like him even more.  Sera has become one of my favorite leading-ladies, and I wish I could read more about her.  In truth, I wish I could read more about this entire story!  The amazing things this Wandering Team is able to do, the things they face, are fantastic.

The trilogy seemed to end quickly for me, but is one I know I'll read many more times.  I would recommend this book, and series, to any YA/NA Paranormal Fantasy fan.

*I was given an eCopy of this book, from the author via Girls *Heart* Books Tours, to read in exchange for an honest review.




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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3 comments:

  1. Oh man I LOVE history!! I would love to travel to the 15-17th Century! The time period has always just fascinated me!!! :) I think if I could I would have loved to be born in those time period! Oh thanks for the awesome giveaway!!

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    1. You would really love this series then! Time-travel books always rock for those of us who love history :)

      Thanks for visiting, and entering the giveaway! :D

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  2. I would like to travel to Mozart's era, where music seems so awesome. I like Mozart and i would like to feel the music air at the era. And the architecture and dresses are good too. I think i wanna live at that era.

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