02 April, 2012

Whirl by Emma Raveling

Whirl (Ondine Quartet, #1)Name: Whirl by Emma Raveling.
Pages: 258.
Publication: 16th September 2011/Mandorla Publishing.
Buy It: Amazon

"Seventeen-year-old Kendra Irisavie is an ondine, a water elemental caught in the middle of an ancient war with the Aquidae, immortal dark demons who will stop at nothing to destroy the fragile balance of the Elemental world. 

Fierce and independent, Kendra has always played by her own rules. Gifted with the powerful magic of Virtue and trained to be a deadly fighter, she has spent her life breaking hearts and getting into trouble. 

When her life explodes one violent night in a northern California city, a dark stranger appears, promising answers to her mysterious past. Alone and with no one to trust, she must now navigate through a dangerous new world, face the temptations of a forbidden romance, and remain true to her duty and destiny. 

All while the Aquidae continue to hunt her down, in the hopes of eliminating her forever..."

I enjoyed Whirl a lot more than I thought I would, mainly because I had no real expectation for it because I had not read any other reviews for the book.

The world Raveling has created is very interesting with different elemental magic.
Kendra is a seventeen year old ondine meaning she can control the water element. Well, she is a little more than that, but she does not believe that at all. I was confused at the start about all the different names and what not but then after reading the book I found there is a glossary at the end of the book, just to let you all know!

I really liked Kendra. She is a rogue elemental after her mother and herself ran away from their Ondine santucatary. I like that her personality is quite realistic for a seventeen year old. She liked to go and party even if she was underage. She is also pretty fiery and feisty with a sharp tongue and an even sharper fist which most water elemental lack. She is outspoken and smart and stands up for what she truly believes in.

Final Thought.
Give it a read. Whirl is well paced full with action, interesting characters and a witty dialogue.

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