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Whirlwind (Dreamhouse Kings #5)

4.34  ·  Rating Details ·  1,845 Ratings  ·  97 Reviews

They've been to three worlds in less than a day. Time isn't just running's running wild.

David King is reeling from his travels through history-and the evil he's found there. The last thing he needs is his great-great-uncle Jesse's hospital-bed instructions: You can't simply do nothing. You must fix things.

David and his brother Xander's search for their abducted

Kindle Edition, 214 pages
Published (first published December 1st 2009)
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After taking a break from the series this was much more bearable, though the story is still the same as each book has been. But I'm too much of a completionist
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Brittney Mitchell
Mitchel Broussard
After reading the past 4 books in this series immediately following each other, i feel like i am finding flaws in them more often. Not that they are repetitive in any way, but they always, ALWAYS start with something crazy happening, get kinda calmed down in the middle, then end with another time traveling occurrence. I'm not knocking this set up either, it's pretty fun and helps push the story along, giving that you know they're going to some crazy world in a couple of pages, even if you're kin ...more
Lori Twichell
Oct 08, 2013 Lori Twichell rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I’ll be honest, during the reading of this book, I started getting really worried about the King boys. They’ve been through more in one week than most people will have gone through in a lifetime. Physical ailments and pain aside, they’ve gone through some incredibly frightening situations. They’ve watched their mother being kidnapped. Their father’s been arrested. They have strangers in and out of their house while they have no adults in the house. This is some seriously scary stuff.

A lot of que
Dec 30, 2012 Kelli rated it really liked it
Final rating: 3.9 stars

Well THAT escalated quickly.

Haha, this one is not my favorite of the series, but it was better than the majority of the series. I don't have much to say about it, I'll state everything in the next book, which'll be the last.

This specific book opens with Taksidian pursuing Xander and David locked in a chamber. As you can tell, this book was FILLED with action, more than the previous ones if it's possible. I have to admit, at times I zoned out a bit, as it was 4am when
The title was very apt for this one. After reading it, there's only one word I thought of: more. More violence and gore, more dangerous, more questions...and I want to read more of them.

This closely follows the previous book and though I wasn't able to finish it in a day, it's not for lack of interest. The portals were getting more...difficult to escape to from a certain world/time and I liked how David and Xander changed the course of history by doing what Jesse advised - to get the doctor in t
Bethany Phillips
This book was so so good. So action packed and fast paced it was really hard to put down and I loved every minute.

This books are really fun and I wished that I had read them a lot sooner than I have. These books were amazing and I really have a fun time reading them.

The things that the author puts the family in is always dangerous but some how some way they always manage to figure out a way not to get killed and fight back to save each other from the things that they go through. It is hard imagi
Dan Rowling
Aug 14, 2011 Dan Rowling rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another good one in this series. While they have been jumping back and forth in time through the portals, this book gets more detailed in some of the historical settings. You start to see some of the "alternate" histories that were part of the "memories" until the Kings were able to make their "adjustments" to history. While I do like the usual twists and turns that are in this book, like they are in all of the other books in this series. I was disappointed in a reference to "millions of years" ...more
Dec 01, 2011 Erin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: series, young-adult, 2011
It took me until the 5th book in this series to realize why I liked it so much and why it was familiar - Quantum Leap! Kind of the same premise, just a few different twists thrown in. And strangely enough, I'm also watching the Quantum Leap series now....Fate? Who knows....

So, I love a good YA series, and this is definitely a great one. One complaint though - I really don't think that every single person remembers history as accurately as ALL the people in the book. Everyone knows the year the C
Mar 11, 2011 Aimee rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2011
I started to suspect this was turning into christian fiction & after the hospital scene, it seems I was correct. I would not have read these if I had known that was the case & feel that these should be more clearly labeled. I am quite frustrated I have spent money on books I normally would not have purchased and I still have half of this & 1 more to go. Very aggravated at the time and money I have invested, knowing I will more than likely be very unsatisfied with the conclusion of th ...more
Jun 08, 2011 Holly rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The first few books seemed all over the place, and I wasn't sure if I was even going to finish the series. Glad I kept going. This book is really starting to tighten things up, giving us an idea of what the heck is actually going on while leaving enough questions unanswered that I am definitely looking forward to seeing how this wraps up. I'm enjoying the mixture of history and fantasy as well, though some of the characters fall a little flat. Whirlwind is definitely titled appropriately. It was ...more
Mr. Southmayd
Dec 30, 2014 Mr. Southmayd rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book kept me on the edge of my seat from beginning to end. I had taken a long break from the series to give myself a rest from the crazy lives of the King boys. Though I didn't feel this book progressed the story much, I found myself reading for longer periods of time than normal and getting worked up over some character decisions. I really hope the next book concludes in such a way that honors the five books preceeding it. It is time for this story to end. This was the fifth book in a seri ...more
Wahyu *alienate me* Nurasman
this one is gooooooood. love the act scene, forget about Dad and Toria or any other character.

even there's a few flaws in this story for me, especially Dad's parts which almost none of any emotion at there... even the attitude is show his emotions but there's nothing that confide me after all this time. i still branded him that there're nothing matter to him anymore as soon as he got what he want.

but, for the rest... i'll give it 4,5*

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Feb 18, 2011 Annette rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
As the King family continues to look for their mom, it seems that their adventures are escallating. They can't get a break or a breath as now the boys Xander and David are stuck in the past. Each time they find a portal it doesn't take them back to the house like usual. It takes them into other times, one more dangerous than the last.

They've also been told my their uncle Jesse that it is the Kings' destiny to change and fix the past to ease the suffering of man. No pressure!

With each installment
Sammy Nicholas
Sep 22, 2010 Sammy Nicholas rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was amazing! I got to learn more about Taksidian then ever before! The ending was so nuts! I was so shocked, I couldn't even guess, my guess was way off. This book really pulled all the pieces together from the last few books and helped anything that was confusing make more sense. I started this book and it was pretty slow, but it picked up the pace really quickly and by then there was no way I could put this book down! I would take it out in class to read for the few minutes before th ...more
Another good book in the Dream House Kings series. I applaud you Robert Liparulo. This mystery adventure continues on the adventure of Xander, David, Toria, their dad, and new characters like Jesse, Keal, and the King family's lost grandma. In this part of the series, the Kings are still looking for their mother with the aid of their great uncle Jesse and experience some unfortunate turns. My favorite part of the book is when David gets teleported to the dark small chamber with bones on the floo ...more
Sep 28, 2011 Reeva rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
May contain Spoilers!!!!

These books really aren't that entertaining. I just want to find out the end. At least we finally figure out where Taksidian came from, Atlantis. And how he stole the mother and grandmother to hand over to the kings. Seeing how Atlantis gets destroyed, I'm guessing he is trying to find a way to fix it or make a new world like it. I don't really like the way Liparulo paints Atlantis, so evil and cruel. At least it's one I havn't read of though. Makes it more interesting.
Jun 17, 2014 Sara rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Wow! These books keep getting better and better! This book had a lot of action packed into it as well as into the few days that have passed in this book. It was almost too much. The poor King family keeps getting one thing after another thrown at them. I was a little disappointed when (view spoiler) ...more
The evil Taksidian continues his assault on the King family in order to gain control of their house and the mysterious portals it holds. The Kings continue in their search for their mother, and discover a few secrets along the way - secrets about why the portals exist and how they work. As the brothers jump from time to time, they end up in a very unexpected place.....and the book ends. Gah!!!!! Good thing I have the next one handy. I highly recommend that you don't start unless you have them al ...more
Jan 09, 2016 Tonya rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
The first 2 books were real cliff hangers, I was interested, excited, entertained, and couldn't wait to get to the next book. After that it got old, I don't know why I bothered to read the last two books (Timescape, and Whirlwind, maybe because I had to start something and not finish it.) Anyway, the books soon became boring. I lost interest, and didnt bother reading the 6th book. The author should have cut it down from 6 books to 2, cut out a lot of the repetitive nonsense and it would have bee ...more
After a close brush with Taksidian the Kings discover a portal from his house to theirs. Only it's been walled in and Taksidian uses it as a very slow way to kill people and David is trapped inside. We see how one little action changed the scope of the Civil War.

I like seeing the changes in history the best. One little action can have enormous impact. I also liked the idea of getting Toria out of the house for a bit. So young and innocent - I don't wish these kinds of things on any child. Anothe
Apr 12, 2013 Felicia rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved it! books one - four were all amazing, and i devoured them. I forced myself to slow down and actaully enjoy this book. Allowing myself time to think about what i was reading. Liparulo spins a wonderfully exciting web of wild and crazy page turning ideas. Now book five and still not close enough to saving mom. With Taksidian always multiple steps ahead of the king family i have no idea how the next book could possibly wrap up this families incredible story.
Beth A.
I'm still enjoying this series. I'm glad to have it all lined up; it is more of a single story subdivided than a series of individual stories. It's light and fun to read; but also creepy and suspenseful. And in one part, gruesome.

I really feel like they should have (view spoiler)

Cleanreaders: mild violence
I finally finished this series , they are short books, but they are so fast paced that you are left kind of tired and exhausted reading them... I couldn't handle Davids broken arm constantly being hit and banged up in all his adventures, I thought who could handle that much pain...but I did like how this whole story was very family focused , I liked how the brothers cared about each other and worked together to save their Mom. It was an interesting and fun series
Feb 21, 2015 Emily rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This one felt like it dragged a little to me. Still plenty of action, excitement, and good and creepy times, but I feel like it lacked a bit. This book mostly centers on one day and I guess I would've liked a little less detail all in one day. I would've preferred that it was stretched out. It's still a great addition that goes with their story well and there are finally some answers, but I'm glad to be moving on to the next (and final! Yay!) book.
Jan 17, 2010 Kathy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: teen
The Dreamhouse series continues. This is one of the better books in the series, an action packed page turner. In the span of 24 hours, David and Xander travel from the Civil War to a medieval torture chamber to the Alps and the middle of a deadly battle involving Hannibal and, finally, to Atlantis. They are learning how to change history for the better but are no closer to finding their mother. In fact, they may be stuck in Atlantis forever.
Jan 26, 2016 Mithran rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It was entertaining, I really like action-packed books but not continously action filled books. So in the area where Xander and David went from world to world to world and doing the same survival over and over again it seemed like reading the same thing over and over again. I figured out that to finish a book faster you have to have interest in the book, if not it takes long. I liked the starting of the series but as it went along the books became complicated.
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Robert Liparulo's novels, Comes a Horseman, Germ, Deadfall Deadlock, The 13th Tribe, and The Judgment Stone,have received rave reviews. His short story "Kill Zone" is included in the anthology Thriller, edited by James Patterson. He is also the author of the best-selling young adult series DREAMHOUSE KINGS: House of Dark Shadows, Watcher in the Woods, Gatekeepers, Timescape, Whirlwind, and Frenzy. ...more
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