Tuesday, September 9, 2014

September YA Book Review: Whirl


Let me say that this has been a surprisingly great series so far.  I will honestly say I was hesitant to read this book. For some reason paranormal books involving mermaids or water elemental's almost always end up being cheesy. Not this series though. I was hooked from the start. The Ondine series is very well written, with depth, intrigue, mystery, action, and love. 

I am also a bit offended for Ms. Raveling, by some of the naysayers calling this a knockoff of Vampire Academy. Nothing could be further from the truth. This is a unique page turner that will leave you wanting for more.  Overall a great way to kick off your fall reading list. Whirl (book 1), Billow (book 2), and Crest (book 3) are already out along with a few companion shorts as well. I am waiting on baited breath for the last in the series Breaker that will be coming soon. 

disclaimer: I was not offered anything for this review. It is my own personal review from reading the series on my own. This review has no connection to the author in any way. 

Outspoken and independent, Kendra Irisavie has always played by her own rules.

She's an ondine, a water elemental gifted with the powerful magic of Empath Virtue and trained to be a fighter. Pursued by Aquidae demons, she and her mother remain Rogue, hiding among humans to avoid becoming casualties in an ancient war.

Everything changes when violence erupts on Kendra's seventeenth birthday. A dark stranger appears, promising answers to her mysterious past and stirring unexpected feelings in her fiercely guarded heart.

But as Kendra uncovers the truth about her heritage and future, she realizes just how deep the lies and deception run.

Now, in the face of unthinkable odds, she will need all her wits, skills, and magic to fulfill an extraordinary prophecy.

The first in a sweeping urban fantasy series, Whirl is the beginning of a young woman's exhilarating journey for survival, love, and hope as she fights for her place in a world where she doesn't belong