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Dust of My Wings

(Dante's Circle #1)

3.88  ·  Rating details ·  1,669 ratings  ·  193 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
ebook, 140 pages
Published July 24th 2012
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Sep 30, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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 rated it it was ok
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.
Apr 16, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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
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Jul 02, 2012 rated it really liked it
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
Jun 19, 2012 rated it really liked it
Really enjoyable first book in a series, can't wait to see what will happen next! Full review @
Julie (Jewlsbookblog)
The gist of the book- a bad angel wants total power over everyone-including humans-and has to take out his biggest challengers, two warrior angels he knows could bring down his nefariously ridiculous plans. So he plants evidence of a supernatural existence with humans and voila.

I think this was an okay tale. It’s got a variety of supernaturals hidden on earth, a tough angel with a lonely heart, the woman who captures his attention, and a romance of true mates. I should have been set, but there
Cali Jewel
Jul 22, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Exciting, action packed, heart pounding emotional, dangerously sexy paranormal romance with a engaging and intriguing new world view. Enjoyed every twist and turn in this exciting introduction to the awesome series, excited to read the next adventure.

Shade Griffin is a hot as all get out sexy protective warrior angel in trouble for accidentally leaving his angel dust where it can fall into the hands of a human. Lily Banner is a sexy, sweet, supper organized lab tech and is completely fascinated
May 20, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great start to the series.
Julie Ramsey
Feb 20, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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
Debra Johnson
Dust of My Wings (Dante's Circle, #1) Carrie Ann Ryan
New Adult Paranormal Romance Suspense
Very disappointing. Highly repetitive. Slow moving with very little action.
The concept and the main characters have a lot of potential. But it all falls flat. I am really sorry to say this because I really wanted to like this story. In truth, it barely hits New Adult level. It seems more like a Young Adult book that was revised to be New Adult or Adult at the last minute. And have I mentioned the
Jul 06, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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 ...more
Katie White
Jun 21, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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!!!
Jul 28, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: yikes-so-bad
I felt like I'd stepped in something foul almost from page 1 as I commenced reading this book... and yup, I had. Things only got worse from there. The robotic type delivery of the story was only one of its many, many problems. But the characters? That was really where this book let itself down. The h, you sensed the author wanted her to be feisty and quirky, except she missed the mark totally and was just kind of boring and limp.
And there was a domino match between the lead characters - um...
Sep 25, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a great introduction to a series. Shade and Lily are great together. Ambrose is a great best friend to Shade. I look forward to read the rest of the series and see what happens with the rest of Lily's friends. I am sure that Jamie and Ambrose have a future together.
Amber J.
This was a different take on the paranormal world that made this book unique. It didn't quite grab me and suck me in but I found it intriguing and would have liked more depth into the details of the paranormal species. The love story was sweet and the back story of our resident Angel, Shade added suspense and intrigue. I am interested in seeing where book two takes us!
This review can also be found on my blog.

Dust of My Wings had a straightforward plot: Angels live among unsuspecting humans, and their existence must remain a secret at all costs. When a Lily, a lab tech and a human poses a threat to that secret, the angel warrior Shade is dispatched to make sure she can't go through with her job. But Shade falls in love with her. Their happiness is short-lived when a traitor amongst the angels threatens the peace but also targets Lily. However, Lily has a
Nov 13, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Tracy T.
Apr 27, 2016 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
Eva Millien
Oct 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Aine Massie
Feb 13, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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,
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
Jun 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: paranormal
Dust of My Wings is Book 1 in Carrie Ann Ryan's Dante's Circle series. I've avoided this series, not because Ms. Ryan isn't a superb writer (she most certainly is!) but because I've always just gravitated away from paranormal that didn't involve werewolves or vampires. Oh My Gosh! This book smacked me upside the head. I don't know what I was thinking. It was AMAZING!

Shade and Lily were phenomenal! This story was filled to the brim with action and the heat rolled off the pages. I still don't
Wendy Mckillip
Jun 15, 2012 rated it really liked it
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
Sep 14, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
1.5 stars, This is what I imagine a Hallmark channel paranormal romance would be like, cheese factor to the max, only finished it to see what happened after the lightning strike and to see where the villain's plan was going. If someone who has read this series could just DM me what the other girls turn into after finding their mates that would be great, cuz that's all I want to know. I might skim through the next two books since I have them.
Jun 05, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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!!!
C.A. Szarek
Jul 26, 2012 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this story. The characters were interesting & the steamy scenes were hot hot hot. It was funny, too. Shade is hot! I really look foward to Ambrose's book. Want it now!
Dec 22, 2015 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 .
Cara Bristol
Sep 09, 2012 rated it really liked it
A charming story with engaging, unique characters.
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Carrie Ann Ryan is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of contemporary, paranormal, and young adult romance. Her works include the Montgomery Ink, Redwood Pack, Fractured Connections, and Elements of Five series, which have sold over 3.0 million books worldwide. She started writing while in graduate school for her advanced degree in chemistry and hasn’t stopped since. Carrie Ann ...more

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