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Whirl (Ondine Quartet Book 1) Kindle Edition

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"Raveling has created a highly original and spellbinding fantasy world full of charismatic characters, a thrilling story, creative fantasy elements, and some sizzling romance...an enchanting, fun, beautifully written novel. A definite MUST read!" - Word Spelunking

"Non-stop action, love and an amazing world that has never been seen before...I am totally addicted to this series and cannot wait for book 2." - The Kindle Book Review

Top Pick: "I loved reading about the world in this book and the heroine was one I found myself rooting and falling for. I recommend this book to all fans of young adult and mythology." - Night Owl Reviews

"A powerful fantasy story entwined with danger, romance and action...It kept me at the edge of my seat with its edginess, twists, turns and adventure." - Readers Favorite

From the Author

Ondine Quartet Series

1. Ondine (Ondine Quartet #0.5: Free Prequel Novella) - smarturl.it/ondineAZ

2. Whirl (Ondine Quartet #1)

3. Billow (Ondine Quartet #2) - smarturl.it/billowaz

4. Chevalier (Ondine Quartet #2.2) - smarturl.it/chevalierAZ

5. Warrior Prince (Ondine Quartet #2.5) - smarturl.it/warriorprinceAZ

6. Crest (Ondine Quartet #3) - smarturl.it/crestAZ

7. Breaker (Ondine Quartet #4) - smarturl.it/breakerAZ

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  • File Size: 543 KB
  • Print Length: 258 pages
  • Publisher: Mandorla Publishing (September 16, 2011)
  • Publication Date: September 16, 2011
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005NIXRRC
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #94,894 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Emma Raveling writes a wide variety of fiction for young adults and adults. Hopelessly addicted to coffee and diet coke, she is always at work on the next book.

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By The Kindle Book Review on October 3, 2011
Format: Kindle Edition
I am very glad that this will be a 4 book series. The first book in the series introduces us to Kendra. Kendra is a 17 year old ondine, a descendent from Dessondines, water creatures.

Kendra was living in the human world, when things go wrong, she is taken to the ondine community of Harverleau, where she can learn to harness her abilities and her destiny. Kendra is accustomed to starting a new school, as she had to move around a lot, so this one was no different. With all schools there is a hierarchy and Kendra quickly works out where she is in the order. Kendra makes friends quickly, but enemies even quicker.

Kendra is attractive, she draws a lot of attention because of her beauty, but also because she is the prophesised saviour to her kind. Kendra doesn't want to believe she is this ONE, but none the less, has to face the music and accept her responsibilities. Kendra causes trouble wherever she goes and doesn't like being taken care of. She believes she can take care of herself without anybodies help. One of her protectors is Tristan, Kendra can't seem to keep her mind out of the gutter when he is around her. Then there is Ryder and Julian and a whole lot of other boys that just can`t help but want her.

This book has non-stop action, love and an amazing world that has never been seen before. The issues that Kendra has to face are quite realistic in terms of teenage angst and rebellion, excluding the special abilities of course. I absolutely loved this book and was blubbering at the end. I am totally addicted to this series and cannot wait for book 2. - Katie Turner (Kindle Book Review)
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Aeicha @ Word Spelunking on October 11, 2011
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Whirl has one of the most intriguing synopses that I've read in a long while, but they way the synopsis grabbed my attention cannot even begin to compare to how gripping I found the book itself. Emma Raveling's debut novel Whirl is a captivating, imaginative, enchanting, enticing, fast paced page turner.

Seventeen year old Kendra's life changes forever the night her mother dies. Kendra is an ondine, a powerful water elemental, who, along with her mother, has lived away from the ondine community and in the human world her entire life. After her mother is killed, the mysterious and good looking Tristan comes to take her back to Haverleau, an ondine community in Washington. Once in Haverleau and among her own kind, Kendra quickly learns things about herself, her mother, and her purpose that she never expected. With new friends, complicated romances, and an unasked for fate, Kendra must find herself and her power in order to defeat the evil Aquidae who are out to get her.

Whirl pulled me in from the beginning and by the last sentence of the prologue I was hooked. In Whirl, Raveling has created a highly original and spellbinding fantasy world full of charismatic characters, a thrilling story, creative fantasy elements, and some sizzling romance.

I love how Raveling took a fantasy/mythical being- the ondine- that has not been explored much in YA books, and created such an intricate and fascinating world around it. From the detailed histories of the ondine to the governing infrastructure within Haverleau to the societal hierarchy in this community, Raveling provides so much detail, background, and development that this world she created, especially Haverleau, and the people within it, seem incredibly real and believable.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By The Book Runner on November 17, 2011
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This book was so much fun to read. Besides the cool title, this story reminds me of Blood Past (Warriors of Ankh #2)by Samantha Young, with all the martial arts training and the powerful girl who is destined to save the society.

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Kendra was raised outside of her people's community because her parents escaped with her when she was a baby and went"rogue". Her father died, but her mother trained her to be a fierce warrior to fight against demons that attack their kind. When her mother was killed, Kendra was brought back to her village by the gorgeous Tristan, a Warrior Prince. While there, Kendra learns she is "royalty" and in danger because she is the Sondaleur, the prophesized savoir of their people. Kendra has to learn all the rules her people are ruled by and is attacked several times by the demons trying to kidnap her and take her to the legendary "Shadow". Every time she is saved by Tristan, but she wants the right to be trained to defend herself. She buck heads with her grandmother, the governor of the people and has to learn which battles to take on and which ones she can't win all while learning to use her newly acquired powers and falling in love with the unattainable Tristan.

I loved, loved, loved this story and highly recommend it to anyone who likes Samantha Young,Moon Spell (The Tale of Lunarmorte #1) Rachel Higginson
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