Protecting the Truth is a beautiful sequel to Wander Dust, one that will make you wish for your future self to send you a copy of the next book right about.. now, please!
If you loved Seraphina’s journey in the first book, if you wanted more adventures and running through time, if you missed the characters and wanted to see where the story will take you next – then you should just pick it up already and read it. You have no idea how full of surprises it is.
WHAT I LOVED
From the first time I saw this cover I really loved it. The rich colours of the artwork and the clues left in the background make it perfect for this story. It shows a bit of what you might find inside, except for the fact that the couple might give you the impression that love is a very big part of the story, which I am not sure if it’s true – or not the way you might think, but the book is filled with magical descriptions, time-travel, adventure and intrigue and it will keep you so well entertained and begging for more.
After reading the first book I was in-love with the world. I loved not only the scenes in the past (when the characters got to see the world as it was decades or centuries ago), but also how present and past overlapped, how the characters could interact in those past times, how things could get changed. Also the school, the “magic” surrounding it and the wandering process made for very beautiful descriptions.
In this instalment we get to know the characters a bit more. So many things are revealed (I even had a feeling about Max and his little secret, hehee) and we start to see things in a different light. Some characters might bring disappointment in Sera’s life, some might help her find her way.. all have a purpose and I loved to uncover secret after secret until we got to the biggest mystery of them all.
And because I am being too cryptic even for my taste I will tell you how I loved Sera and her friends, how I still wanted to punch her father for not being there for her, how I cared for Sera when people she loved tuned to be different, when they hurt her.. but the truth is that all bad things that happen in her life only make her stronger. She is better at wandering, better at fighting and somehow it seems that her life is more important to others than she ever thought.
Oh, don’t worry I have no intention in spoiling anything for you. I just wanted to tell you how I loved the last 50 pages – they change the course of things, they made connections with past events, they let me understand some things and put others in the shadow, making me want to know more, to read more.. yes, I really can’t wait for the next book!
WHAT I DIDN’T:
The love-triangle (-ish): Ha! I am making up words, but I really don’t know how to define the situation in this book. It was a bit strange…
I must be the only person in the world not loving Turner, but I just didn’t. Maybe because we missed a few months of the story (including the beginning of their like-and-hate relationship), so up until the ending I just didn’t get the point of what was really happening between them.
Same goes for Max and Sera, there was probably more love in the first book than in this one, and it left me with a bit of a bitter taste, but we have one more book ahead, so the drama might be worth it in the ending.
As I said at the beginning of my review, I really can’t wait for the next book. “Protecting the Truth” seemed to open many doors that might lead us to some magical adventures in the sequel. The mystery was as captivating as before and we got to know and understand better facts from this book (with its turnarounds) and also from the previous one (and I can say the same about our beloved characters). I really hope that you will enjoy this series too.
Book source: A copy was kindly provided by the author. Thank you, Michelle!