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Whirlwind (Shadow Horse #2)

4.45  ·  Rating details ·  389 Ratings  ·  24 Reviews
Here is the much-begged-for sequel to Shadow Horse. With a feisty female protagonist, a little romance, a lot of mystery, and a barnful of animals just waiting to be loved, this young adult horse mystery novel will have young girls galloping to the bookstore to grab their copy.

When thirteen-year-old Jas Schuler found her beloved mare Whirlwind dead in her padlock, she thou
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ebook, 272 pages
Published May 25th 2010 by Laurel Leaf (first published May 15th 2010)
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Alison Hart
Aug 22, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Hey, I'm the author so my rating isn't fair because of course I love this book!
Annie
Jul 09, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ok, so we’ve gotten just a liiiiiittle bit less edgy since Shadow Horse. I’m pretty sure a pot-bellied pig named Rose didn’t literally “stomp her stubby legs and cry, ‘Feed me, feed me, FEED ME!’” ( << Regrettably, this is a direct quote.).

But we still have our fair share of edginess. Killer buyers (yes, sick horses are sometimes actually not sold to 12-year-old girls who will nurse them back to health and save them with magic and TLC), meth cookers, posh but potentially insane insurance
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Robert Kent


And now let’s talk Whirlwind. To be fair, Whirlwind is actually a book for teens, or a young adult novel, or possibly even a tween novel. Some of you may remember that a few weeks ago we discussed Emma’s River, a middle grade novel by Alison Hart. If you don’t remember that, here’s the link.I’m trying to leave YA books to the Young Adult Ninjas out there, but I thought reading both types of books by the same author might provide a nice discussion for the differences between the two genres (as th
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Abby
Dec 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Personal response:
I really liked this book because it has to deal with animals. I liked how Jas and Chase have a steady going relationship. I also like how ms. Hahn helps Jas even though she isn’t related to her.

Plot summary:
In the beginning of this book Jas and Chase start off by doing chores. Jas keeps reliving that moment when she attacks Hugh. Jas has to go to court to talk about how much longer she is on probation. Jas and Ms. Hahn are searching for a horse called Whirlwind that Hugh “kille
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Clare
Nov 29, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Jas Schuler loved her horse Whirlwind more than anything. So, when she went out to ride her, and found her lying dead in the paddock, she was shocked. Whirlwind died of poisoning,but she knew that her grandfather who also took care of the barns grounds cleaning would have seen the deadly yew,and gotten rid of it. So, the only other one to blame was her trainer Hugh. She attacked him, and got sent to juvy, they sent her then to a foster home, of a another barn, and Jas now loves it there, but the ...more
Taylor Geare
Nov 03, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Whirlwind, written by Alison Hart, is an entertaining mystery book including an equine theme (horse lovers dream!), a little romance, mystery at every corner, and our main character: Our spunky Ms. Jas.
After discovering her beloved Shadow to be the believed to be dead show jumper Alladin, she's close to giving Hugh what he deserves. A sentence from the court for some time in the slammer. But before her, her Grandfather, Ms. Han, and her (maybe more then) friend Chase can blow Hugh out of the wa
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Miriam Cook
Mar 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was a very amazing sequel to "Shadow Horse" and it lived up to the standards. After Jas has figured out that a horse she saved from potential slaughter is really a horse that should have been dead she is dead set on convicting Hugh. Without Whirlwind for evident in the case no lawyer can stop Hugh. Hugh is a rich man that can buy his way out or so he thinks because Jas is determined girl and doesn't stop. Jas risk everything to prove Hugh wrong and stop him from murdering other innocent hor ...more
Ivy
May 01, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: mystery or horse lovers--or both!
Shelves: 2010
This book was just as excruciatingly suspenseful as the first! As Jas went on her desperate search for Whirlwind, a horse everyone thought died, I just couldn’t get out of it. Read it in about two hours, in fact. I did get sort of mad that we didn’t hear from Chase again at the end of the book, and will be sort of irked if I find out there’s no sequel planned. I know this book came out eleven years later than its first, so I’m also hoping I don’t have to wait that long—I hate waiting for books. ...more
Caroline
Apr 14, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Whirlwind was a phenomenal book! I was appalled when I realized I had fallen asleep reading it... it was that good! I couldn't stop to go to bed!

I thought Shadow Horse was slightly better, but I still loved Whirlwind! It would have received 4.5 stars if that was possible. It left off at a cliffhanger(ish) moment... I mean, some things were concluded, and it could have been even worse, but there were still some doors left ajar for many possibilites.


I hope Hart decides to write a followup about S
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Abby Rowe
Jan 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Folllowing the events of the acclaimed novel 'Shadow Horse' this one sets in right away. I at first was so happy to have found the sequal to the novel that I read a year back, as I was confused with the ending in the first novel. This one doesn't miss a beat as it picks up right away at how it ended. I loved this book even more more mystery and suspense than before oh I would read these books again and agian. This one is sure to pick you up off your seat and have you cheering for more after the ...more
Kimberly
Jun 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone
Recommended to Kimberly by: solange alias
THIS IS AN AWESOME SEQUEL ALTHOUGH I WISH THERE WAS ANOTHER SEQUEL ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED IN HER LIFE WITH CHASE OR MS HAN OR EVEN HER TRIALS!!!!
**spoiler alert** i wonder how at the end and middle of the book Hugh knows where has is and why he always intimidates her. I love how at the end whirlwind was saved from Hugh and how marietta the investigator helped.
Kay
Sep 15, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I thought that Whirlwind was another great book by Alison Hart! Although it wasn't as good as the first one, it was still very exciting and a good read. I do have to admit I was a little disappointed at the end though, I thought it could have gone longer. Overall an great book! :)
Christie
Dec 26, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
You'll want to read it over and over!
Lauren
Aug 06, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: all-time-favs
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Megan
Apr 12, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
this book was awesome it was written perfect but i wish the ending had been long so you could find out what happens
Aubrey
Oct 04, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Loved this book, mostly because I love horses, but I have a secret crush on Chase too. Whish there was an epilouge.
Angela
Aug 30, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Wonderfull kept wanting to read it. Definite page Turner.
Martha Ann
Dec 29, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: my-favorites
This is the sequel to shadow horse. It was also a really great book. I like the first one a lot better.
Kaitlyn S
Sep 12, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Got it for Christmas last year, and I finished it in a day. It was a good book, but the ending wasn't very good.
ginger barker
Aug 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great

I loved this book it was awesome but u should read shadow horse first otherwise it is confusing but overall is really great book
Christina
Aug 22, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this one too. It was as great as the first book! :)
Rachel
Feb 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It was the sequel to Shadow Horse... It was really amazing and a great real mystery. Things you would never expect!! It took me about half a day to read.. Really really good
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Alison Hart is a pseudonym for writer Alice Leonhardt

A Virginia author of over twenty mysteries and historical fiction novels for children and teens, loves “writing books that keep young readers glued to the pages.” At the age of seven she wrote, illustrated and self-published The Wild Dog, a book which she shows to readers to make the point that it is never too early to be an author.
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