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Whirl (Ondine Quartet #1)

3.92  ·  Rating details ·  3,000 Ratings  ·  214 Reviews
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 sevent
Kindle Edition, 260 pages
Published September 15th 2011 by Mandorla Publishing
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Khanh (the meanie)

Welcome to St. Vladimir's Academy. Or rather...
"Welcome to Lumiére Academy. Your school."
For fuck's sakes, the book doesn't even spell Lumière with the correct accent mark (4 years of French, bitches!).

A 17 year old girl is living on the run; she is on the move every few months, she cannot risk staying in the same place for long. Suddenly, a handsome, mysterious, dark-haired ass-kicking stranger shows up to carry her back to a secret school for mythological creatures of her race, to the herita
Jan 26, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Arlene by: Street Corner Booker Pick
I’m admitting upfront that I experienced quite a bit of déjà who… what… where have I read this before, which is why I had to remove a few stars for lack of originality. There was a good dose of constant action, but the plot and story-building have been done more than once in the last couple of years.

There were a few books that came to mind while I was reading Whirl, including Vampire Academy, Half-Blood, and I don’t think I’m stretching too far when I add I am Number Four to the list.

In Whirl,
Jul 20, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: review-on-diavs
EDIT 22/07/2012.

but god, this is good. so good.
yep, there are some things that i've already read in Vampire Academy, Half Blood or even Obsidian but those, guys, are three of my favourite books so i loved Whirl. a lot.

Kendra is a badass. A cinical, sexy badass. And she's my kind of character. Ironical, strong and badass. I'm in love with her.
Chloe and Aubrey are so sweet, the ki
A thrilling example of YA at its best, Whirl is an electric mix of J Armentrout's Covenant series and Richelle Mead's Vampire Academy books. Emma Raveling spins a tale full of dark mystery, intense fighting, adventure, love and perfectly executed humour that will make you fall hook, line and sinker for this series and its feisty heroine Kendra Irisavie.

Vampire Academy, anyone?


Where do I even begin? I started this book without reading any reviews or even the blurb (yeah, I'm that reckless), just saw the high rating and decided to jump in on a whim.
And it would have been a good story, except that this turned out to be a twin of Vampire Academy, and all the similarities really pissed me off. You see, that is the exact reason I refused to read the Half-Blood series, I hate rip-offs. If I'm a fan of VA, it doesn't mean I want to read the same story
I LOVED this book. Like I have a major crush on it.. And Tristan, Julian and well Ryder.

This was book was very different and original, fast paced and interesting. It kept me intrigued and glued to each page.

Ryder just broke my heart. I loved him so much and what he did at the end completely shocked me. But he's as so brave and part of me was glad tos ee him at peace. I knew that Kendra wouldn't have picked him to be anything more than friends and I know that Ryder could never tyro be happy and
Revati Ragini
PAGE 131 - 54%

Hmmm.... Vampire Academy revisited? We've got (ROSE) the previously rogue bad-ass promiscuous girl who's not as good at fighting as she wants to be and struggles with 'inner darkness', Roses mum who is all business and no affection, a school only for this particular race where half learn to fight, the other half learn to use elemental magic but aren't allowed to defend themselves, the politics of it all, the stupid royalty, the couldnt-be-dumber upper class, the evil race only afte
Jan 01, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I know, I know. I’ve exclaimed once before in a review that I was on strike from all paranormal books.

The saying, “Read one, read all.” Is that a saying? I don’t know. Maybe I just made that up... Was really starting to make headway in my mind with a lot of these paranormal books.

But I’m glad that I conceded defeat and read this book. Relief is more like it! I would have been a tornado of anger, if I discovered this later on in the year.....

And for the price of .99 cents you’re getting one kic
Donna {Book Passion for Life}
I first heard about Whirl when the author approached us for a review. At the time I was completely booked up so Melanie; the guest reviewer reviewed it for me. She loved it and has been telling me for months to read it and you know what? She was 100% right!

Whirl is a very unique story. It centre's around water element's and girl named Kendra. Kendra is a strong and independent girl, who has been trained to fight Aquidae; demons, by her mother. When her mother is murdered, Kendra finds herself a
I love when I pick up a book and it totally blows me away - and this was definitely one of those books. Emma Raveling has written an incredible start to her Ondine series. I can't wait for the second one to be released to see what happens to Kendra and her friends.

Kendra is an independent, outspoken, fierce warrior who isn't suppose to be a warrior. For centuries the Ondine (the Water Elementals) have been a peaceful group. Protected by Gardinals, Demillars and Chevaliers from soulless demons ca
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Emma Raveling resides in Honolulu with her husband and German shepherd.
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“I resented the reference to my super ninja moves as "sneaking around." "Displaying superior stealth" or "using viper-like reflexes" would have been much better” 7 likes
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