Genre: YA fantasy
Series and number: Seraphina Parrish Trilogy #1
Number of pages: 241
Edition: kindle ebook
Published: Published November 3rd 2011 by Kristine Michelle Preast
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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.
But when Sera moves to Chicago, and her aunt reveals their family connection to a centuries old, secret society, she is 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.
Date read: June 09, 2013
Source: Free on Amazon
This one was tough to rate. Part of the book made me go, "this is kind of interesting," while other left me thinking they missed the mark. The book had potential--great concept, great elements--but it wasn't executed as well as it could have been.
Here's where this book lacked:
3) Sera had a best friend before she moved to Chicago. Other than a mention or two of her, there was no other sign that Sera had had a best friend. There was hardly anything telling what Sera's life was like prior to Chicago and outside of wandering unless it had to do with her parents.
4) I like description. It doesn't need to be a ton. I would just like sufficient details so I can picture the events and people in the book so I can get more into it. This book had pretty vague descriptions, and I often times got distracted struggling to develop a mental image of what was going on.
5) The whole process and history of wandering seemed really elaborate. I liked that, but I'm still not sure what the whole purpose of it was.
Overall, this book could have been a lot better. I really liked where it was going, but it didn't go far enough to reach it's full potential. I really liked the last quarter of the book, and it's surprises, but the rest of the book was lacking.