Book Review: Protecting Truth

Protecting Truth CoverBook: Protecting Truth by Michelle Warren

Published September 2012 by Kristine Michelle Preast|Pages: 314

Where I Got It: E-book|Nook Store

Series: The Seraphina Parrish Trilogy #2

Genre: YA Paranormal with a dash of time travel

Goodreads|Michelle Warren’s Website

Summary: 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.

Protecting Truth was a great book.  I really enjoyed it.  We learn more about Wanderers and their history and that they have a capitol.  We learn there’s an oath they take when they finish their schooling and that there are a ton of perks that come along with that oath.  I really felt like this society of Wanderers existed alongside our world.

I was intrigued by the family secrets that came out in Protecting Truth.  The whole thing with Mona not really being her aunt, and two possible protectors was not expected.  Twins are apparently not a good thing, but it’s not surprising, because then you end up with someone having 2 protectors.  I thought this part was interesting, and you have to wonder how many times it’s happened before.  Especially because it seems like they have a plan in place.  While you don’t really get what the point is, or why there’s a need for a team, I still like the idea of people working together to time travel.  Maybe there is no point, and it just so happens that there are people who have these abilities.

It really is the details that Warren works in that make the series, because there’s so much more to this world than what we see.  With the Underground getting more interesting and taking on the Society Of Wanderers.  I can’t wait to see where things are headed, and what’s really going on.  You know there’s something there, but it really hasn’t come up in the way I was expecting, so it would appear that everything is going to come out in the last book.

I thought the characters were great, and some even surprised me.  There’s part of me that wants to talk about them, but at the same time, I’d be giving away major plot points, and I don’t want to do that either.  Let’s just say that Sera hasn’t even scratched the surface of things that she first learned about in Wander Dust.

Sera’s definitely an interesting character, and I thought her training with Turner, Bishop’s twin, was interesting.  I get why she wants to train, but what’s the point of having a protector if you’re going through additional training?  I didn’t care for the secrets she kept from her team, because they work in teams for a reason (whatever that reason may be).  I get why she kept secrets, but it still sort of irked me.

Final Thoughts:

Protecting Truth is a great follow-up to Wander Dust.  I like all of the details that Warren has, and it really feels like its own world.  There’s so much going on, and I can’t wait to read the next one!  I really liked it, and while I didn’t love it, it was still a fun read.  Protecting Truth gets 4 stars.

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