Sunday, 17 November 2013

BLOG TOUR!! Seraphina Parrish Trilogy by Michelle Warren

Author Bio:
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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Wander Dust (Seraphina Parrish Trilogy #1)
Released: 30 November 2011
Genre: Paranormal, Romance
Publisher: Self Published
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At the Other End:
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.


Protecting Truth (Seraphina Parrish Trilogy #2)
Released: 19 September 2012
Genre: Paranormal, Romance
Publisher: Self Published
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At the Other End:
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.

Sum Up:
A fantastic sequel to a brilliant first novel! Draws you in and leaves you speechless until the final page.

Behind the 314 Pages
So, the bad thing about reviewing the second and third books to a series is that you can't give away most things that you really really really want to. *sigh*

I really loved this book. It was a fabulous sequel to Wander Dust and even though it felt a little on the slower side for me, it was still constantly engaging you and pulling you through the book. What I mean by slower, is that there wasn't as much going on in this book. Like, we are with her through her classes where nothing in particular happens (we do react like Sera does through, amazed etc in each of her classes when something pretty cool happens) and then to her conflicting emotions of what is going to happen and what she is doing.

You all know by now that I don't like love triangles. I'm not really sure as to what I felt about this one though. It's not like throughout the whole book that Turner and Sera were actually together to make it a full on love triangle, but then towards the end of the book when you find out the truth about everything and everyone, I'm just not sure. Without even realizing it, I start to choose Turner over Bishop because of what happens when Sera finds out the truth. I can't even begin to explain this, and I'm getting stuck for words just by thinking about it (which is something I don't do with love triangles). When you get to the end-end of the book and the real truth shows, you're still so confused about who you really love, Turner or Bishop. We feel exactly like Sera does, and that's big for me from my loathing of love triangles. We agree with everything Sera does and the logic of everything and her feelings for both that we are caught in a tangle and we don't know what to do or who we want.

I love how in this book that we know what time we are in. We don't get a bit confused because we are now used to this world and are not in awe every time that it happens. We get to see some characters that we know and love, as well as the ones that we don't. Once again, I hate her father for the way that he acts. He gets angry at the things that Sera does, yet he doesn't want to take care of her or give any kind of interest in her. In short, the man frustrates me...

What I really love about these books, is that you can always relate to Sera and you feel like you're a part of her. Everything she feels, we feel. Every choice that she makes, we make the same choice. Even in the slowest parts of this book, we still feel like we are connected to Sera. There are only a small amount of books out there that connect you this deeply with a character, and this series is one of them!

When everything unravels towards the end of the book, we don't know what to expect. We can't seem to guess, or want to guess what is going to happen because we are stuck in the here and now. And then when it all hits, we are left in shock and are numbly turning the pages to figure it all out and to come to terms with it all with Sera all the way until the final page of the book.

If you haven't read this book/series yet, what are you waiting for? seriously.... what are you waiting for?

Seeing Light (Seraphina Parrish Trilogy #3)
Released: 9 October 2013
Genre: Paranormal, Romance
Publisher: Self Published
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At the Other End:
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.

Sum Up:
The must read conclusion to the Seraphina Parrish Trilogy! A perfect wrap up to a remarkable series.

Behind the 400 Pages
We end Protecting Truth with a mountain of questions. And now, as soon as we get into Seeing Light most of our questions are answered! The biggest question that we have is what is this Prophecy?

In the first chapters we are introduced to some old characters that show a completely new side of them. If we weren't so hungry for answers, then we would have been a bit shocked at a few people's complete change in character.

Just like in the previous two books, we can't guess what is going to happen and it comes straight at us, leaving us shocked and desperately clinging on for more.

Like in Wander Dust, we started to get a bit confused with the time that Sera is in etc. There is a lot more time travel in this book than there was in Protecting Truth, so we do need to try and keep up with all of the jumps in and out of time.

At the end of this book, everything gets tied up perfectly. We really come to understand everything and everyone in Sera's life and their actions (her dad, mum etc). There were literally no questions left unanswered, making this and ending that we love, yet hate because the series is ending.

When you finish this book and you look back in the series, you start to realize just how everything pieces together so seamlessly. I highly recommend that you read the whole trilogy together, one after the other. You realize just how nicely everything fits together and will really enjoy this series.

There really isn't anything lacking in this book, as I've already said, it completely sums up the series and leaves you wanting to re-read it all again from the first book right to the third.

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This novel was received for review via Girls Heart Blog Tours. This review is entirely my own, no bribery or any deals have been made to sway this review or change my personal opinion of the novel.

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