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Protecting Truth

(The Seraphina Parrish Trilogy #2)

4.13  ·  Rating details ·  673 ratings  ·  110 reviews
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 frie ...more
Paperback, 314 pages
Published September 19th 2012 (first published August 31st 2012)
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Apr 05, 2012 rated it really liked it
Dear Michelle,
I think I got the wrong copy, it can't be already over, I need more!!!

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
E.M. Sky
Sep 22, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Can I say I was screaming out loud! I'm in love w Turner! The second book was amazing! Way better than the first if that's even possible. Well done Michelle! Looking forward to the next one. I hope that there's some kind of Turner In it. One can dream. ...more
Deena Graves
Oct 28, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Miss Michelle has done it again. I had the distinct pleasure of reading PROTECTING TRUTH recently, and I have to say… It’s AWESOME! I just love Michelle and her stories. If you missed the first installment to the SERAPHINA PARRISH TRILOGY, WANDER DUST, you seriously need to go catch up. You can get this delish piece of reading at a crazy reasonable price for your eReader. Just DO IT!

WANDER DUST laid the perfect groundwork for PROTECTING TRUTH. In WD, we are introduced to our characters and this
This review originally posted on Girls *Heart* Books on September 27, 2012

Protecting Truth is the second book in The Seraphina Parrish Trilogy by Michelle Warren. I have been anxious to read this book since I finished Wander Dust so I was very excited when I learned the book was available to be reviewed. This installment picks up a few months from the end of the first book and we dive right back into the action.

Where do I begin? First I have to gush that I adore Michelle Warren and this world sh
Karen Russell
Sep 09, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Wait... What?... Turner?! Lots of secrets... LIES! Is anyone who they say they are? WOW!! My brain is trying to catch up with all that happened in this book! I will have to read it again just to make sure it is the same book I started with!

Michelle Warren sure didn't hold back when writing the second book in the Saraphina Parrish Series! From start to finish it was action-packed with so many reveals!! I couldn't believe this is only book 2. I almost thought this was the end of the series becaus
Nicole Pope
Dec 31, 2012 rated it it was amazing
CONTAINS SPOILERS Another fabulous read! I do have to say that it started out rather slow. I kept on waiting for truths and information to be revealed and it was slow coming. Once I got into the second half of the book, I could not out it down. I found myself thinking about it constantly, needing to find out what was going to happen next. Technically, the book was beautifully sound. I found no errors and the story was consistent.

Now down to the nitty gritty...MAJOR SPOILER ALERT TO FOLLOW

I woul
Nov 15, 2012 rated it really liked it
So, look. This series is good. It is really, really good. Michelle Warren is an uber-talented offer and why this isn't being published by Harper Teen or some other comparable big house, I'll never know.

There are layers upon layers to the story and the characters are really well thought out.

If there is one thing that rankles is the point of it all. So far, we've seen that these talented people travel through time, but we haven't seen WHY they do it. They haven't been anything but observers thus f
Dec 22, 2015 rated it really liked it
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Jun 16, 2013 rated it did not like it
Honestly, I thought this book will be better than the first. True, there are parts where it got good but overall, it wasn't what I was hoping for. The growth of the characters were lacking if not absent from this book. It remained solely on the protagonist who in turn, is not a likable character at all. The characters that were interesting are the ones not provided with the background that will make readers get to know them more. Centering too much on the main character as well as the constant d ...more
Oct 04, 2012 rated it really liked it
I really love this book and the series.I'm kind of disappointed with the ending though.I wish things didn't work out the way they did.Its a great read really pulled me in.I'm looking forward to the next book...I'm hoping things aren't what they seem. ...more
Cam Garza
Nov 17, 2012 marked it as to-read
*Slaps, then starts to plead*
Please, pretty, pretty please tell me you aren't going to make a love triangle with the twins.

*cringes just from thinking*
Christine Brubaker
OMG! I'm crying! What a sad twist but so well written! I can't wait to start the 3rd book :) ...more
Jun 08, 2018 rated it liked it
3.5 Took me way too long to finish this book. It dragged for about 3/4's and then the last 1/4 of the book was amazing and reminded me why I liked the first one.
And the ending sucked cuz
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Ryan Eli
Dec 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
When I was going to read this book, the reviews section surprised me a lot. Many of the reviewers were just going to praise this book and the whole series as it is the only book on the universe.
Still, I am reading this but believe I found it as the reviews are describing in the reviews.

After completing it, I must go for the 1st book in the series.

Thanks a lot, for this listing on the goodreads.

Regards: Techynoobs
Scarlett Rattigan

It was breath taking and sad. I cried and laughed. The secrets were unexpected,horrific,sweet and mischievous but so together it was beautiful.

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

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 W
Oct 18, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ebooks, blog-tour
Protecting Truth has been a good read, in fact I enjoyed it a lot better than Wander Dust. A heart-pounding action and a series of scenes where characters are challenged in power of love, combat skills and most of all - unraveling secrets and past they never shared before, especially to Seraphina. It's all overwhelming for me as a reader. I couldn't have seen it all coming at me.

Seraphina has definitely shown characterization improvement. She has been putting so much effort in making herself use
May 24, 2012 rated it really liked it
Originally posted at: Girls on YA Books

Well, to start off I loved Wander Dust. The story line and time-travel element was so unique and I quickly fell for this series. The characters were pretty darn awesome too. At the start of this book we have Sera kicking some booty. She has been working hard to progress her fighting skills so that she can go back and save her mother. But she has a protector for that right? Ya, but she plans on going alone so that no one she cares about can get hurt
Sep 24, 2012 rated it it was amazing
‘Protecting Truth’ is the second instalment of the ‘Seraphina Parrish Trilogy,’ by the amazing writer, Michelle Warren. I cannot express how long I have been sitting in anticipation for this book to read on my Kindle! Wander Dust left me anxiously waiting for more, so when Protecting Truth was finally released, I couldn’t wait to start it! Thank you Michelle for letting me review it for you! Michelle’s writing is magnificent; the world she has created is fabulous. If only it were real, if only, ...more
Ok. There is just so much twist in this book.

This book is all about Sera trying to save her mom from the Underground. She has plan in mind wherein she would go by herself and try to save her (again). During her search for her mom, she actually discovered more about herself, and everything about her life in the Wandering society. Secrets unfolds leaving Sera doubtful about the life she currently has.

I never expected this book to be a rebellion to a certain society or government, like most dystop
Nicole (Reading Books With Coffee)
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 n
Sep 18, 2012 rated it really liked it
After finishing Wander Dust I couldn't wait to see what happened next, when the author contacted me regarding a reviewing her second book, Protecting Truth I jumped at the chance.  Wander Dust was a great read, Protecting Truth was amazing.
We meet back up with Sera during break from school, Bishop, her protector, is back home in London and Sam, her seer, is away.  Sera takes this opportunity to train and practise fighting without her team members being there, and with the use of Turners hologram
Nov 12, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ya, for-review, ebooks, fantasy
eBook provided by author for review.
Review originally published on my blog:

In the much-awaited second installment of the Seraphina Parrish trilogy we get both the perfect story and not nearly enough! See, Michelle Warren has a knack for telling a story that hooks you and draws you in, and while the book itself is this perfectly spun story, it leaves you wanting so much more.

Protecting Truth opens a few months after the end of Wander Dust, just as summer is ending and th
Oct 06, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-in-2012
Sera is learning to defend herself with the help of Turner and she is trying to keep it secret from her team. She doesn't want Bishop to think she doubts he can protect her or that she is working that closely with his twin. The truth is she wants to go back and rescue her mom and doesn't want her team to know what she has planned. The trouble begins when Sera and Turner share a kiss and lots of secrets start unraveling.

I enjoyed Sera a lot in this book. She does some foolish things but in fact
T.M. Smith
Sep 19, 2012 rated it really liked it

This trilogy is a story of love, loss, betrayal and self awareness. Seraphina Parish starts out as a confused teenager trying to figure out who she is and why her dreams are haunted. When she moves to Chicago to live with her aunt the mystery starts to unravel. Sera learns she is gifted with abilities that are both wonderful and dangerous. She attends school with other teenagers like her with heightened awareness and special talents. She hones her skills as a Wanderer, falls for her protector, m
Melissa Simmons
Sep 19, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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This story has been exciting from the beginning of the first book, but this sequel has catapulted it to new levels!

Seraphina, as always, has found trouble and adventure, in ways that seem impossible. As much as she makes me shake my head, and bite my nails in worry, I love her determination and independence. Bishop has become a guy I really enjoy re
Mandy (I Read Indie) Anderson
May 15, 2012 rated it really liked it
Seraphina spent her summer training and training and training. She has become an expert fighter and now has the skills it will take to take out Cece and the Underground. She will do whatever it takes to get her mother back...even keep secrets from Bishop. But soon Sera realizes she is not the only one keeping secrets. It seems that everyone she loves and trusts is keeping just as many. In the end Sera learns that everyone has a choice to make.

I am not going to go into a long spiel except to say
Sep 24, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Sera is starting her second year at the Academy for Wanderers. Out of the thee in her team she was the only one who stayed in the apartments during the summer, while the other two went home. She has focused her summer on getting ready for a quest she is hoping to do on her own without her protector and seer. Her quest is to find her mother and rescue her. She works on finding a relic to get to her, and spending hours on end with the help of Turner (Bishop's twin) working on her fighting skills. ...more
Nov 18, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
So I read the first book in the series Wander Dust and I enjoyed it but had hoped that this one would be even better. Well again I enjoyed Protecting Truth but I am going to start with what I didn’t like. Like I said I liked it but it was not much better than the first. It didn’t have that WOW! that I love in books. I was able to finish it faster than the first so it did keep my attention better. It just left me wanting to know what the point of being a Wanderer was or if there even was a point. ...more
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If Michelle Warren had a spirit animal, it would be a tiger in a pink tutu, riding a Harley through a ring of fire. She lives in Chicago, dreams of California but hails from Baltimore. She has a slight obsession with travel, sunshine, Double Chocolate Milano cookies and writing novels. She didn’t travel the road to writer immediately. She spent over a decade as professional illustrator and designe ...more

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