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Dust of My Wings (Dante's Circle, #1)

3.91  ·  Rating Details  ·  1,136 Ratings  ·  129 Reviews
Humans aren’t as alone as they choose to believe. Every human possesses a trait of supernatural that lays dormant within their genetic make-up. Centuries of diluting and breeding have allowed humans to think they are alone and untouched by magic. But what happens when something changes?

Neat freak lab tech, Lily Banner lives her life as any ordinary human. She’s dedicated t
Paperback, 222 pages
Published August 20th 2012 (first published July 24th 2012)
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Oct 14, 2012 Melissa rated it liked it
Shelves: paranormal
I enjoyed the plot and the characters of Dust of My Wings but it lost a star for not having been copyedited - "vile" and "vial" are NOT interchangeable and that's just one of the most egregious examples. I have come to terms with the fact that books are going to have a typo or two in them - if bestsellers have them then midlist books will as well. Fine. But Dust of My Wings didn't seem to have been professionally edited at all and it kept throwing me out of the story. I wanted to be immersed in ...more
Sharonda _Isadora
Jul 06, 2012 Sharonda _Isadora rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
In Carrie Ann Ryan's new series Dante's Circle, humans have some kind of supernatural trait. Some just need a little kick to jump start their supernatural half.

Dust of my Wings was another quick read this week. The story was faced paced and sexy. A little sappy in some areas, but the story line is still solid and the character building is good as well.

I enjoyed the chemistry between Shade and Lily, they took to each other quickly and flowed together perfectly. There was also a good supporting c
Krystal Shannan
Fantastic introduction to new paranormal series by Carrie Ann Ryan! The angel, Shade, is in trouble. The secret that supernatural beings exist is in danger of being exposed and it's all his fault - or is it?

Passionate romance and action packed intrigue will keep the pages turning. My only complaint was that I wanted it to be as usual, Ryan has left us begging for the sequel! Prepare to become a Carrie Ann Ryan addict :-))

Sep 04, 2012 Kanya rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Slow start, but I still thought the story was ok. I'll probably read Ambrose's story.

Found some typos in the Kindle version (angles for angels, rouge for rogue, etc.), so this book needs more polish.
Kelly % Books-n-Kisses
This was a good 1st book in Carrie Ann Ryan’s new series. I really enjoyed the twist Carrie puts on the paranormal world in this book. I loved the cast of characters that Carrie creates and am looking forward to more books to learn more about them. I really want to know more about Dante. But I am getting ahead of myself. Dust of My Wings is Lily and Shade’s story.

Shade finds himself tasked with protecting the supernatural worlds secret. Because if it was not for him a mere human would not have
Jul 22, 2012 Pam rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Take one incredibly gorgeous angel, stir in one human woman with expressive emerald-green eyes and curves to die for and you have the recipe for a very hot explosion. Shade was a very old angel with honey colored skin, long blue and black hair, well built muscles all over his body and midnight black wings edged with deep blue. Lily was an average looking 27 year old lab technician with medium length chestnut brown hair, emerald green eyes and not too skinny but not too fat body. Average was how ...more
Jul 30, 2012 Tamara rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Really enjoyable first book in a series, can't wait to see what will happen next! Full review @
Julie Ramsey
Sep 17, 2012 Julie Ramsey rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: done
Dust Of My Wings

As an warrior angel Shade had many responsibilities. Keep the secret of the paranormal community and keep other angels from spilling that secret. When another angel messes up, Shade delivers punishment. He receives a summons from the council to fix a problem. A women has obtained a vile of dust. Not just any dust and not just any women. The women is a scientist, whose job it is to find out what it is and where it comes from. The problem is, it comes from Shades wings. He doesn't
Apr 01, 2016 Sharon rated it did not like it
First time reader of this author's work. Glad it was free as would have been seriously peeved had I spent money. It drives me crazy and destroys any pleasure in reading when there are really basic errors, for example 'vile' instead of 'vial', one of the main characters is called both 'Jamie' and 'Jaime', poor grammar and I could go on. Not good! As much as I enjoyed the premise of this new series which seemed to have a good blend of humour and action (hence the solitary star) this was totally ru ...more
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I liked 'Dust of My Wings' and may read the following stories in the series.

While there were some engaging scenes between Lily and Shade, and the gatherings at Dante's bar, the story seemed rather flat overall.
The whole fuss over the angelic feather dust wasn't explained - especially as it was never detected via scientific methods. I didn't get why the paranormal world had to be kept secret.
And, the introduction of... brownies...? In Ryan's world here, there is no such thing as vampires, but
Tracy T
Apr 27, 2016 Tracy T rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
THE WORST WRITING EVER! REALLY TERRIBLE. Not so good narration either (audible whispersync review)

OMG! If it wasn't for the sex scenes I would have thought an 8th grader wrote this book? I am telling you it was so bad and cheesy the SMH was constant. This has to be one of the worst stories I have ever read\listened to. I do not understand any of these 5 star reviews at all. I am SMH at that too.

I don't even know how to review this terrible story, other than to say DO NOT WASTE your money if you
Katie White
Jul 22, 2012 Katie White rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: my-ebooks
cute,sexy, and funny! great book to open the series with. I am super excited to read the next Dante's Circle book. Lily is absolutely adorable with all her quirks and Shade is so soft hearted but a rock at the sametime. Loved this one Carrie!!!
I think my favorite thing about Dust of My Wings and the lore behind Shade is what an angel is. They aren't creatures sent by god, they aren't inherently good - they are supernatural creatures that have a bit of a reputation. It was quite refreshing to see them this way, and I really loved their society and the descriptions of their home.

Shade is in trouble, though. He's left some angel dust laying around and a human had her hands on it now. The council is breathing down his neck telling him to
I love a dark angel, and Shade is no exception. Shade and his buddy Ambrose are enforcers for the Angelic council - they aren't your traditional angels that report to God - no, they are their own race and Shades job entails killing other angels who don't respect the rules. He's had a problem since he was young - blue/black dust falls from his wings and now some of that dust is in the hands of a human lab who is looking to analyze it. That can't happen - humans don't believe in the supernatural a ...more
Aine Massie
Jul 27, 2012 Aine Massie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, paranormal
4.5 Drops Review

I don’t know where to start with Dust of My Wings by Carrie Ann Ryan. The story of Shade, angel, and Lily, human (to start), has a lovely cast of characters that makes it easy to fall into the story and into their world.

Dust of My Wings is the first book in the Dante’s Circle series and WOW, what a start! In this case, it all starts with a vile of angel dust – specifically the dust from the angel Shade’s raven-like wings. Enter Lily, OCD chemist that has said vile of dust... Oh,
Eva Millien
Oct 04, 2013 Eva Millien rated it it was amazing
The first book in the Dante’s Circle series is a unique world of intrigue, greed, betrayal, romance and the supernatural. The story is fast paced and a quick and enjoyable read.

Shade is a warrior angel that enforces angel law. Lily is a lab tech that is told to analyze some blue dust. When his dust falls into the hands of the humans, Shade is sent to correct the problem and protect the supernatural secret, but his mission is complicated by suspicions that all is not what it seems and he finds hi
Nov 13, 2012 Delphina rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
I am so mad at myself. I had this book sitting on my Kindle since the beginning of September and just read it now. I am a huge fan of Carrie Ann Ryan and this book did not disappoint. Here are some of the things I loved about it:

*The whole concept of a circle of girlfriends who are all completely different but somehow are this amazing circle of friends is wonderful. I wish I had one. So often you read books and the heroine is all alone or has one or two good buddies. This opened up a whole new d
Dec 22, 2015 Sharould rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great read

Stayed up all night to read this book . Can't wait to read the rest of this series . Onto the next one .
Wendy Mckillip
Jul 21, 2012 Wendy Mckillip rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
In a world where supernaturals exist and humans can awaken their supernatural DNA is a lot of things that are hidden and waiting to be discovered. Dust of my wings is Carrie Ann's new book in the Dante circle series and she did a good job with the introduction of angels and other beings. Lily and shade have great chemistry and I liked the way some of the twists leave openings for the plot to expand so much further with this series. Can't wait to see what happens in Ambrose story. Carrie Ann did ...more
Aug 22, 2016 Tina rated it it was amazing
Wow loved it. This series has everything, strong women, even stronger men, paranormal, supernatural, great plots, stories, great characters, amazing sex, feisty romance, great fight scenes, amazing friendships, and overall HEA. So far we've seen Lily and Shade, Jamie, Ambrose & Balin, then Becca with Hunter. We've also been given a hint of Dante, Nadie and Jace, can't wait for this one. It's been a long time coming. There are aspects which may surprise some readers, taboo subjects such as th ...more
This book had very enticing cover :) but it was only part of the why I chose to read it. I was also intrigued by the author since I've never read any of her books before.

Shade is a warrior angel, executor of verdicts of angel council and protector of supernatural secrets from human. Because the human have no idea of supernatural, mythic creatures living among them. And according to Ryan, every human has something supernatural in their DNA, just so diluted that no one's aware of it.

Shade has one
Apr 09, 2016 Sherill rated it it was amazing
DUST OF MY WINGS {A Dante’s Circle Novel-Book 1}-A story filled with supernatural magic and sizzling romance.

The story focuses on; LILY, a sexy, green-eyed beauty and lab technician. SHADE, a sultry, stop your heart gorgeous, powerful Warrior Angel.

What you’ll find in this intriguing story; a cast of awesome impressive and engaging characters, spectacular story-line, picturesque and powerful vivid scene descriptions, phenomenal banter, gut-wrenching moments, pent up rage, gripping suspense, acti
Buffy Kennedy
Shade may be an angel, but only by physical definition 13 you know, the wings and all 13 but he doesn 19t live in Heaven, and he definitely doesn 19t behave like an 1Cangel 1D. He 19s got his own past to overcome from the Angelic Wars, and it makes for a somewhat tortured hero, though not as much as Ambrose; I 19m looking forward to his story! Lily is a quirky heroine, making her pretty unique. For being a big bad warrior, Lily certainly seems to bring out the softer side of Shade.

The villain w
I Choose My Heart!!!

Lily Banner was a lab technician who lived an ordinary life, she worked and hung out with her friends at Dante's Circle, a local bar. She discovered an unusual blue dust at her job, ahw worked to find out where and who it belonged to.

Shade Griffin was a warrior angel who was aent to Earth to protect the supernatural's secrets. He couldn't seem to stop leaving his dust in odd places. He was on a mission to collect every ounce of his dust when he came in contact with the gorgeo
Elisa Bookaholic
I love the premise of these books. What a fabulous way to start a series! The seven girlfriends are all together at their favorite hangout when there is a bad storm and all of them get struck by lightning. The mayhem that this causes is the basis for this series. Lily is a wonderful heroine with great quirks that are funny to read about. I would love to have her as a friend. She and her friends are so loyal to each other it is very heartwarming to read about. It must be so comforting to have fri ...more
Ulla Bisgaard
May 13, 2016 Ulla Bisgaard rated it it was amazing
Dust of my wings by Carrie Ann Ryan
This is the first book by Carrie Ann Ryan I have read and I loved it. The book details a universe close to ours but not completely. In this world everybody had supernaturals in their ancestry, so when seven women is hit my lightning the start to chance into supernatural beings.
The first one to chance is Lily. Lily is a nerdy lab tech who is a little OCD about things I her life. One day her boss gives her a vile of blue dust and ask her to analyze it. That turns
Joey Corr
Nov 02, 2015 Joey Corr rated it it was amazing
I was give this book by the author for a honest review.
I was given an audible version of this book for my review. First let's start with that. This is my first audio book I have ever done. It wasn't bad. Different from actually reading it.

As for the book. I loved it. It was a great story and a must read. I love Shade and that he is an angel. I loved learning about him and his past. I hope we get to see more of him in Ambrose book. Ambrose is his best friend who is a angel too. But he is more o
Aug 03, 2012 Tonya rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Carrie Ann has done it again. She has managed to get me hooked on yet another series of hers. I immediately fell in love with the characters. Shade & Lily have amazing chemistry. Loved Ambrose. I can't wait for the next books to come out. This is a must read!!! Loved it!!!
Julia Handley
Apr 03, 2016 Julia Handley rated it really liked it
I liked the story line of this.

Seven friends are struck by lightening and things change for them. They are so loyal and protective of each other as a family. The bartender Dante is struck aswel but he is already different and can't wait to read his story.
Shade and Ambrose are Angel warriors who are sent to investigate when Shades blue dust mysteriously ends up in human hands. Which also happens to be Lily one of the 7 women.
Lily and Shade belong together but have a few hiccups to deal with bu
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