Yippeee!! One of my all time favorite series, The Ondine Quartet has made it’s debut into audiobook land, well at least the first book, Whirl!! Start at the beginning of this wonderful series, and let narrator, Jamie Lamchick’s melodious voice carry you away to a new world full of magic, courtly intrigue, and awesome heroine badassery!
About the book:
AN IMPOSSIBLE WAR. AN EXPLOSIVE MAGIC. AN INESCAPABLE DESTINY.
– The World of Water Elementals –
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.
**Audiobook narrated by: Jaime Lamchick**
Now available on:
AUDIBLE → http://smarturl.it/whirlAUD?IQid=fb
AMAZON → http://smarturl.it/whirlABAZ?IQid=fb
ITUNES → http://smarturl.it/whirlIT?IQid=fb
Review: 5 out of 5 stars
*Jamie’s Naida Irisavie gave me chills!! So spot on! She did a great job distinguishing each character’s voice and emotions. I loved experiencing one of my favorite stories in a different way. Listening to this reminded me in all the little ways how much I missed this story and I honestly just want to hide in the nook and devour the whole series all over again!*
I LOVED the idea of this world of elementals!! We got a close look at the water elementals and their various roles and just scratched the surface of their abilities. Ummm first time seeing Selkies in a book, and how sweet is that?! I can’t wait to see more of them!! This was clearly the start of a series, and a fantastical one at that, so Whirl ended up being more of an introduction to a very complex, imaginative world. I loved it!
I liked Kendra for the most part, she’s kind of a badass, but like a baby badass in the elemental world. I like that she’s still got a lot to learn, it makes it fun for the reader to learn right along with her. She’s used to being mostly on her own and she doesn’t exactly play well with others, but she’s also that kind of heroine everyone likes because she has a penchant for befriending, and defending the underdogs, and who doesn’t like a good underdog? She can be a little brash but I’m cool with that, I think that will even out as her character grows throughout the series. Totally random, and really childish, but I also love that there’s cuss words in this book. I don’t know many 17 year olds that talk like granny church mums, so I’m glad when that comes through in a story.
Giveaway: Emma Raveling is having a giveaway over on her Facebook page!! Go enter to win one of 3 copies of the Whirl Audiobook!! You can enter here: https://www.facebook.com/emmaraveling/photos/a.201336833271196.50615.123382261066654/1075267662544771/?type=3&theater