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The Summer of Shambles (Ondine Book #1) by [McKenna, Ebony]
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Length: 336 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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Dive into this wonderfully witty young adult series from author Ebony McKenna, set in the far off European country of Brugel.

15-year-old Ondine is struggling to fit in at Psychic Summercamp and doubts she possesses any of her family's magical abilities. She resolves to leave, determined to follow her own path and be a normal teenager. Whatever normal is in a place like Brugel.

On the way home Ondine is shocked when her pet ferret Shambles starts talking - in a cheeky Scottish accent no less! He is in fact a young man trapped in a witch's curse. When he briefly transforms into his human self, Ondine is smitten. If only she can break the spell for good, Shambles can be handsomely human on a full-time basis.

During the summer, these two misfits uncover a plot to assassinate a member of the royal family and discover a secret treasure that has remained hidden for decades. This attracts the attention of the arrogant Lord Vincent, and Ondine can't help being drawn in by his bad-boy charm.

With so many demands on Ondine's attentions - and affections - normal has never seemed so far away.

The Summer of Shambles is the first in the four-part ONDINE series. Fans of The Princess Bride or the Confessions of Georgia Nicolson series will love this delightfully quirky fairytale.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 567 KB
  • Print Length: 336 pages
  • Publisher: BookBaby; 1 edition (21 June 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #375,820 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Tingly & Sparky! 18 January 2014
By Carol C - Published on
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This is a delightful read! The Summer of Shambles is a sweet story of love, kingdoms and ferrets with the mischievous Ondine challenged with saving the Duke from a devious plot.

This is also the start of Ondine and Hamish's romance. Who knew ferrets could be so good looking in their human form. Can wicked magic be undone?

The writing style is just right for that wonderful age when the world of romance and love is just beginning. All tingly and sparky! :-)

The setting is superb! I want to book my next holiday in Brugel blending the best of European quirky destinations into one. What's not to like about castles and excellent scenery plus great food. Of course, I'm expecting them to score much higher at Eurovison next year though!

And footnotes! What a brilliant way to introduce backstory without disturbing the flow of the main story. And so quirky too!

With the fast moving story, footnotes and feisty characters, The Summer of Shambles will appeal to the intelligent reader who wishes an escape into a world where anything is possible.

Even good looking ferrets ...
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I'm gonna kiss a few ferrets in the hopes of finding a gorgeous guy :) 23 July 2013
By Leanne Bell - Published on
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Really, this is one of the best and funniest books i have ever read!
Being a fan of fairy tales in general i liked the sound of one that focuses on a scottish ferret and a young girl who gets sent to 'Psychic Summercamp' and falls in love with previously mentiones ferret, who is in fact a rather gorgeous man.

Honesty, if your a sceptic person with no imagination please put your reservations aside and give this a go.
Every other line will have you laughing, especially Hamish (the ferret), and his growing relationship with Ondine is wonderful to read about, it really captures the emotions (and embarrasments) of first love.

I also loved the Scottish language that was used, was absolutely brilliant, and it had me almost crying with laughter.
So really, don't be a bampot, give this absolutely fantastic book a read, you won't regret it.

(By the way, Bampot is scottish for a silly person lol)
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hooray for Ondine 15 January 2017
By Sherrie Rosenberg - Published on
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I love it and I look forward to reading the other books in the series.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting story, I liked it very much 31 August 2013
By Ceri - Published on
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The book was very interesting, I liked the sense of humour and the slight romantic feeling. Although I think this is a book more for young children I read it at the age of 13. I couldn't get my nose out of it and I can't wait to read the next book in the series!!
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars good 22 May 2014
By admiration - Published on
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It is full of laughter and happiness in the characters and the story is interesting as always. A good read for all ages.

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