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Best-selling novelist Robert Liparulo is a former journalist, with over a thousand articles and multiple writing awards to his name. His first two critically acclaimed thrillers?Comes a Horseman and Germ?were optioned by Hollywood producers. Bestselling author Michael Palmer calls Deadfall, released in November, 2007, ?a brilliantly crafted thriller.? Liparulo?s young adulBest-selling novelist Robert Liparulo is a former journalist, with over a thousand articles and multiple writing awards to his name. His first two critically acclaimed thrillers?Comes a Horseman and Germ?were optioned by Hollywood producers. Bestselling author Michael Palmer calls Deadfall, released in November, 2007, ?a brilliantly crafted thriller.? Liparulo?s young adult series, Dreamhouse Kings, debuted in May 2008, with House of Dark Shadows and Watcher in the Woods. He is currently working with director Andrew Davis (The Fugitive, The Guardian) on the novel and screenplay of a political thriller. New York Times best-selling author Steve Berry calls Liparulo?s writing ?Inventive, suspenseful, and highly entertaining . . . Robert Liparulo is a storyteller, pure and simple.? Liparulo lives in Colorado with his family....

Title : Whirlwind
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ISBN : 9781595548153
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 314 Pages
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Whirlwind Reviews

  • Noah
    2019-07-07 23:54

    "Dreamhouse kings" by Robert Liparulo was a very good book, but is a pretty fast read. Robert tends to restate a lot of events from the previous book in the next book in the beginning, possibly for new readers. Although I did not kike the beginning, the middle and end where good. I picked this book back up after a year and still remembered every detail about it. I also loved when the two main characters, Xander and David, get somewhat stuck in some of the worlds they travel to. It helps create some suspense before the book ends. The series really uses suspense as a tool to keep the reader reading and the book also uses it interacts with the characters in the book. Because when you feel suspense they usually are feeling it too. The 6-book series “dream house kings” Is essentially 1 book. Each book continues with the story the same as all the others. The only thing that separates the other books is the cover which will usually give you a picture of the setting or (based on what the cover is) will foreshadow what happens in the story and can also give you a hint on the mood of the story. An example is the cover of book 6 that shows 5 people on the cover. This is significant because the series is based on the mother of Xander and David being taken by one of the worlds and the resto of the family trying to find them. I have not read book 6 yet but I have a pretty good idea of what happens.

  • Evangeline
    2019-07-13 22:12

    Each book in this series just keeps getting more and more intense. I feel so bad for David and Xander (the two main kids) because THEY ARE SO BEAT UP. They remind me of Daredevil, getting beat up, but still crawling towards the bad guys like, "I'm coming for you." and then the bad guys just kick him in the face.I love the little twist at the end because who saw that coming? (view spoiler)[ I mean, FREAKING ATLANTIS. WHAT. EVEN. But it works. It does.(hide spoiler)]I love this series, quite a lot, and will continue to reread them for the rest of time.

  • Jaci
    2019-06-21 01:51

    Encantada con la historia, y sí,ya quiero saber el final, pero quiero seguir aventurándome con Xander, David y Toria. Vamos, que esto no es que el final.

  • Mitchel Broussard
    2019-06-29 00:52

    After reading the past 4 books in this series immediately following each other, i feel like i am finding flaws in them more often. Not that they are repetitive in any way, but they always, ALWAYS start with something crazy happening, get kinda calmed down in the middle, then end with another time traveling occurrence. I'm not knocking this set up either, it's pretty fun and helps push the story along, giving that you know they're going to some crazy world in a couple of pages, even if you're kinda bored at the moment. I just, i don't know, hope that the last book fulfills the promise that this series holds. I mean, they're definitely original and the characters are great, if not naive and immature at times, but not so much that you are bothered by it. They are kids, after all. It's just the way this one ends, there are a lot of, ah whats the word, "implications," to something bigger going on in the plot. I like that idea, it could really give the series the kick in the pants in needs for the final book. I just find myself scared more than excited for it for some reason. Maybe because i like the series so much? I don't know, i still think the first one is the best. You can even tell the kids are getting tired of going through portal after portal and they are time traveling for fuck's sake! What 13 year old gets tired of that in less than a week? (Yeah the entire series takes place in one week, which further complements the pretty fast paced plot)And the mysteries! These 4 books have accumulated more unanswered questions than a season of Lost. Where is their mom? Why was she really taken? What is Taksidian's endgame with the house? Why was the house built in the first place? Where do portals come from? Why do only Jesse and David have the power to tell when history is changed? Why doesn't Phemus need antechamber items to cross over into the house? I could go on like this forever. Suffice it to say,Frenzyhas a lot of mysteries to solve.Here's to hoping it doesn't completely suck.

  • Melissa
    2019-06-28 01:46

    I finally finished this series , they are short books, but they are so fast paced that you are left kind of tired and exhausted reading them... I couldn't handle Davids broken arm constantly being hit and banged up in all his adventures, I thought who could handle that much pain...but I did like how this whole story was very family focused , I liked how the brothers cared about each other and worked together to save their Mom. It was an interesting and fun series

  • Lou
    2019-06-27 20:59

    Me ha dejado queriendo más...Reseña completa

  • Sarbjot
    2019-06-20 00:51

    This was such a good book!!! Action, suspense, love ❤️ everything was in it and I totally loved it, I lived every moment. David and Xander are the 2 main characters and every book, every chapter they bare more and more stuff, it’s horrid. But seriously hats of to them, they always act strong no matter what circumstance. I loved it. Toria is so cute, she acts so lovely, she reminds me of my family every-time and I live for it. I just can’t I can’t this is too good and the ending oo girl too good to handle. More than 5 stars ✨ ⭐️

  • K.C. Toney
    2019-06-19 01:04

    Didn't start well, decided to move on.

  • Aisley
    2019-07-09 01:58

    they still have not have mom but I think they will in frenzy.

  • Dawn
    2019-07-02 03:13

    As Dad seeks help from an out of town friend, Keal is left to watch the boys. Jesse is still in the hospital and advises the boys to do good while they are in the portals. It is what they are there make changes and save lives. In the process of doing just that, the boys discover the can go from place to place without having to go back home first. Instead of waiting on Dad, they decide to follow the creature that took their Mom back his homeland. Unfortunately, Taksidian is there and wants the boys out of the way for good.

  • Heather
    2019-06-23 21:49

    Another installment of the Dreamhouse Kings series. This book was still fast-paced as the others, but seemed a lot more random and unnecessary to the overall story. After following Taksidian to his house, David, Xander, and Dad don't really learn anything important there other than that Taksidian keeps a bunch of information on them, which we could have guessed anyway, and that he obtains gruesome trophies from his victims, which is creepy but over-the-top. David and Xander begin to accept their family's role as guardians of history and gatekeepers of the time portals, fixing something that they missed in the Civil War the first couple of times around. The boys accidentally discover the way to jump between worlds instead of back to their house, which unleashes a string of random jumps that develop character a little, but are mostly repetitive. They agree to follow Phemus back to where he came from, which turns out to be... wait for it... Atlantis, an advanced-for-its-time, yet brutal society. In the meantime, Dad and Toria have taken Toria's recording teddy bear, Wuzzy, to a linguist to analyze Phemus' speech. In probably the most laughable scene I've read so far in the series, the linguist recognizes the language as Atlantean and proves it with a magical computer program that analyzes the sentence phonologically and tracks it back through the ages to a place considered to be the location of that ancient civilization. As a linguistics major, I think I can safely say that's impossible, especially because the program tracks it back beyond "Indo-European"--a completely theoretical language from which some linguists believe all modern European languages descend. I guess that probably wouldn't take a lot of people out of the story as much as it did me, but Liparulo could have left it out and the plot probably would have been better. Dad and Toria didn't need to find out something that David and Xander were already discovering first-hand. It didn't do enough to up the suspense, and it accomplished nothing else other than making Dad and Toria seem extra useless.As the series goes on, I'm also finding it more and more difficult to believe that the kids aren't dead. Not just that they haven't been killed, but that they've been shot at, almost fallen off of cliffs, run at full-tilt away from countless enemies, and that after all of that they're still able to stand up, let alone continue to venture into other worlds looking for Mom. These are modern kids who haven't exercised much to speak of, and the author is expecting us to believe that over the course of a few days doing this with little sleep they're able to build up the endurance necessary to keep going. I just can't swallow it. Xander observed that David was getting a six pack--people don't develop six packs after just a few days.Taksidian is getting pretty pathetic as a villain, too... he reminds me of Dr. Evil from Austin Powers: "I'm going to place them in an easily escapable situation involving an overly elaborate and exotic death." I guess it's kind of believable that his pride would push him to play with his victims before killing them, allowing them to escape, but... he needs a gun. Period.Obviously, though, even though the story is getting completely outrageously unbelievable, it's still fun to read if I'm this engaged in it. On to book six!

  • Lori Twichell
    2019-07-12 19:06

    I’ll be honest, during the reading of this book, I started getting really worried about the King boys. They’ve been through more in one week than most people will have gone through in a lifetime. Physical ailments and pain aside, they’ve gone through some incredibly frightening situations. They’ve watched their mother being kidnapped. Their father’s been arrested. They have strangers in and out of their house while they have no adults in the house. This is some seriously scary stuff.A lot of questions are answered in this book. We know that the King family has been searching for their mom since book one. We also know that there’s a longer history with the King family than their current crisis. What we discover in this book is what can happen when they interact directly with the historic periods that they visit. The general belief in time travel circles is that you shouldn’t mess with time. Don’t try to change it or you might end up changing your own existence. (Everyone remembers that iconic image of Marty McFly disappearing in the picture during Back to the Future?) Liparulo doesn’t just disagree with this. He takes the theory and smashes it to pieces by making it the job of the King family to change time. Their interference, it seems changes things for the better when they do what is asked of them. Simple things like giving someone a message or picking up a hammer can change future history for the better.Liparulo’s skills as a writer are highlighted in this outing as he gives us answers to the questions that have been plaguing us since the beginning of the series while he also gives us new questions and ups the stakes for the King family. Though this is book five, the pacing of the story has not slowed or faltered. It’s almost too much to keep up with when you’re reading and occasionally, you might want to stop and take a breather, although you may wish that Liparulo did this for the characters too. Next up? Frenzy!Review copies provided by Thomas Nelson.

  • Kelli
    2019-06-26 19:56

    Final rating: 3.9 starsWell THAT escalated quickly. Haha, this one is not my favorite of the series, but it was better than the majority of the series. I don't have much to say about it, I'll state everything in the next book, which'll be the last. This specific book opens with Taksidian pursuing Xander and David locked in a chamber. As you can tell, this book was FILLED with action, more than the previous ones if it's possible. I have to admit, at times I zoned out a bit, as it was 4am when I finally finished it, but it really isn't bad. The thing is, we all KNOW that none of the Kings are going to die, seeing as there is still another book about them, so it's not as fast-paced as it should be. They will always find a way out of the problem they're in. It still manages to shock us, though, which proves the book to be pretty well-written. As I've said in all my other reviews, this series is just not my favorite, but it is still entertaining and I don't regret reading it one bit. I just wish there weren't so many books in it! I hate having to spend 10 dollars per book when he could have easily fit 2 of the books together. They are all only like 200-330 pages, so it irks me a lot. Anyways, ONLY ONE MORE BOOK! Yay! Then I can move on to those Christmas books waiting for me. :) Sorry I didn't have much to say about this specific book, when I finished at 4am I just marked it as read and passed out, so I can't really give a detailed review as my mind isn't fresh with EVERY single thing that happened. All I can really say is that this book is pretty different from the rest, and very fast-paced. It won't leave you feeling bored, I promise. :) Some of the things were a bit hard to imagine, though, (view spoiler)[ like when they were in that icy snow mountain. I zoned out a bit during that time, all I needed to know was that they get out alive.(hide spoiler)] Final Rating: 3.9 stars.

  • C Joy
    2019-07-03 21:10

    The title was very apt for this one. After reading it, there's only one word I thought of: more. More violence and gore, more dangerous, more questions...and I want to read more of them.This closely follows the previous book and though I wasn't able to finish it in a day, it's not for lack of interest. The portals were getting more...difficult to escape to from a certain world/time and I liked how David and Xander changed the course of history by doing what Jesse advised - to get the doctor in the Civil War era.Mr Liparulo continues to amaze me by delving into David's mind. If I didn't know any better I'd say it's just a kid blogging his adventures. The author did an excellent job of describing the different worlds through a boy's eyes. I don't mean this in a cruel way but those boys do have nine lives. They're destined for something more and they're always on the verge of death, their bravery is astounding. I don't know whether they get their courage from their drive to find Mom, or just steely determination; I mentioned this before in my reviews and I'll say it again: it's a miracle they're still alive with all the damage done to their bodies.After reading about them and traveling with them only through my imagination, I've learned there's one thing about them that's unbreakable - their spirit. Everytime they survive an ordeal, they have a few minutes rest and everything's reset.I've become more fascinated and hooked with the new portals, especially where one portal didn't lead them home. I'm reading "Frenzy", the 6th in the series, and it's become darker and more evil, to think it's only been 8 days!

  • Bethany Phillips
    2019-06-17 19:09

    This book was so so good. So action packed and fast paced it was really hard to put down and I loved every minute.This books are really fun and I wished that I had read them a lot sooner than I have. These books were amazing and I really have a fun time reading them.The things that the author puts the family in is always dangerous but some how some way they always manage to figure out a way not to get killed and fight back to save each other from the things that they go through. It is hard imagine that all that they go through is only a week long. It seems a lot longer than it actually is. It seems a month until they point out that it has only been a week. That is part of what makes these books fast paced is because it makes you think that it has been a lot longer because of all the things that happen and them surviving the house and the people out to get them but then you realize that it has only been a little over a week. They have been through so much and you hope that they will make it through the different things that they go through.I really enjoy them the more I read and I knew that I am going to miss the adventure that they go on and just the characters when I get to the final book because they grow on you since book one. It was such a fun read.

  • Dan Rowling
    2019-06-17 20:58

    Another good one in this series. While they have been jumping back and forth in time through the portals, this book gets more detailed in some of the historical settings. You start to see some of the "alternate" histories that were part of the "memories" until the Kings were able to make their "adjustments" to history. While I do like the usual twists and turns that are in this book, like they are in all of the other books in this series. I was disappointed in a reference to "millions of years" when jumping through one portal(like that would be an option). This was very disappointing to be coming from an author that counts himself among other Christian authors. While there were some good plot twists, the end is seen from a mile away and is not as good a "cliff hanger" as the author normally leaves us with. That being said, it is still a cliff hanger and makes me want to read the next one just about as much.

  • Erin
    2019-06-20 01:15

    It took me until the 5th book in this series to realize why I liked it so much and why it was familiar - Quantum Leap! Kind of the same premise, just a few different twists thrown in. And strangely enough, I'm also watching the Quantum Leap series now....Fate? Who knows....So, I love a good YA series, and this is definitely a great one. One complaint though - I really don't think that every single person remembers history as accurately as ALL the people in the book. Everyone knows the year the Civil War ended and how many people died? Really? I find that hard to believe, and it annoys me.And again with all the movie references! I really don't need one every couple of pages. I realize you are writing for a different audience than a woman in her mid thirties, but come on!Anyway, it's a fun series, it's kind of dark and violent and crazy and frenetic while being fun and humorous.

  • Aimee
    2019-06-30 21:15

    I started to suspect this was turning into christian fiction & after the hospital scene, it seems I was correct. I would not have read these if I had known that was the case & feel that these should be more clearly labeled. I am quite frustrated I have spent money on books I normally would not have purchased and I still have half of this & 1 more to go. Very aggravated at the time and money I have invested, knowing I will more than likely be very unsatisfied with the conclusion of the series if all we're given as far as explanation is "because God made it this way."*Stop Possible Spoilers*Also, still too many loose ends to wrap up with only 1 book left. It's taken 5 books for them to not find their mother. How will they escape, find her, save the world, defeat Taksidian, explain all the portals (including the ones in the linen closet/locket & Taksidian's pantry/King basement room filled with bones) & have whatever is going on with Jesse in the hospital all in 1 last book?

  • Holly
    2019-06-24 20:55

    The first few books seemed all over the place, and I wasn't sure if I was even going to finish the series. Glad I kept going. This book is really starting to tighten things up, giving us an idea of what the heck is actually going on while leaving enough questions unanswered that I am definitely looking forward to seeing how this wraps up. I'm enjoying the mixture of history and fantasy as well, though some of the characters fall a little flat. Whirlwind is definitely titled appropriately. It was a fast-paced and exciting read. I'm hoping the last installment doesn't disappoint!I do wonder how they are all going to get appropriate medical care when all is said and done. Can't really go to a standard hospital with all of those injuries... Probably showing my age here, being all mother-hen at a fictional character in a YA book, but the compound injuries David sustains really pulled me out of the story a few times. Poor kiddo.

  • Mr. Southmayd
    2019-06-25 22:12

    This book kept me on the edge of my seat from beginning to end. I had taken a long break from the series to give myself a rest from the crazy lives of the King boys. Though I didn't feel this book progressed the story much, I found myself reading for longer periods of time than normal and getting worked up over some character decisions. I really hope the next book concludes in such a way that honors the five books preceeding it. It is time for this story to end. This was the fifth book in a series of six and aparently only four or five days have passed in the story. Finding that out made me want to take a nap I was so worn out. Overall I recommend this series to anyone looking for an 'edge-of-your-seat' story. Robert Lipuarulo knows what he is doing (aside from the not-so-subtle pop culture references, which can be extremely annoying).

  • WhyNN ~
    2019-07-05 02:14

    this one is gooooooood. love the act scene, forget about Dad and Toria or any other character.even there's a few flaws in this story for me, especially Dad's parts which almost none of any emotion at there... even the attitude is show his emotions but there's nothing that confide me after all this time. i still branded him that there're nothing matter to him anymore as soon as he got what he want. but, for the rest... i'll give it 4,5*Buku kelima ini sangat seru bila dibandingkan dengan buku sebelumnya. berbeda jauh, apalagi dengan tidak adanya orang yang menghalangi mereka, (Keal tidak masuk dalam hitungan) hahahaha...Hal ini yang saya tunggu dari kemaren, meski belum ada titik terang dimana ibu mereka, tapi saya yakin semua akan terjawab di buku ke-enam... buku pamungkas seri ini :D

  • Annette
    2019-07-14 23:52

    As the King family continues to look for their mom, it seems that their adventures are escallating. They can't get a break or a breath as now the boys Xander and David are stuck in the past. Each time they find a portal it doesn't take them back to the house like usual. It takes them into other times, one more dangerous than the last.They've also been told my their uncle Jesse that it is the Kings' destiny to change and fix the past to ease the suffering of man. No pressure!With each installment, the story gets better and better. I can't wait to read the last book!Highly recommended.

  • Sam Nicholas
    2019-06-30 00:53

    This book was amazing! I got to learn more about Taksidian then ever before! The ending was so nuts! I was so shocked, I couldn't even guess, my guess was way off. This book really pulled all the pieces together from the last few books and helped anything that was confusing make more sense. I started this book and it was pretty slow, but it picked up the pace really quickly and by then there was no way I could put this book down! I would take it out in class to read for the few minutes before the bell would ring and I would get so pulled into this story I wouldn't even realize the bell rung and the teacher would yell at me! I think this was honestly the best one yet.

  • Chloe-Creep
    2019-06-24 23:09

    Another good book in the Dream House Kings series. I applaud you Robert Liparulo. This mystery adventure continues on the adventure of Xander, David, Toria, their dad, and new characters like Jesse, Keal, and the King family's lost grandma. In this part of the series, the Kings are still looking for their mother with the aid of their great uncle Jesse and experience some unfortunate turns. My favorite part of the book is when David gets teleported to the dark small chamber with bones on the floor and Xander finds the grotesque human statue at Taskidan's house. Sounds weird, I know. If you like mystery, adventure, action and more, read Whirlwind but remember to read the other 4 books first!

  • Reeva
    2019-06-27 21:15

    May contain Spoilers!!!!These books really aren't that entertaining. I just want to find out the end. At least we finally figure out where Taksidian came from, Atlantis. And how he stole the mother and grandmother to hand over to the kings. Seeing how Atlantis gets destroyed, I'm guessing he is trying to find a way to fix it or make a new world like it. I don't really like the way Liparulo paints Atlantis, so evil and cruel. At least it's one I havn't read of though. Makes it more interesting.

  • Sara
    2019-07-02 23:12

    Wow! These books keep getting better and better! This book had a lot of action packed into it as well as into the few days that have passed in this book. It was almost too much. The poor King family keeps getting one thing after another thrown at them. I was a little disappointed when (view spoiler)[ Xander and David leave to follow Phemus even after they know that Keal just regained consciousness and told them not to do it. I would have at least made sure he was okay before I left!(hide spoiler)] This sure was a page turner and I hope the last one is just as good!

  • Jasmyn
    2019-06-17 18:51

    The evil Taksidian continues his assault on the King family in order to gain control of their house and the mysterious portals it holds. The Kings continue in their search for their mother, and discover a few secrets along the way - secrets about why the portals exist and how they work. As the brothers jump from time to time, they end up in a very unexpected place.....and the book ends. Gah!!!!! Good thing I have the next one handy. I highly recommend that you don't start unless you have them all nearby.

  • Tonya
    2019-07-02 02:16

    The first 2 books were real cliff hangers, I was interested, excited, entertained, and couldn't wait to get to the next book. After that it got old, I don't know why I bothered to read the last two books (Timescape, and Whirlwind, maybe because I had to start something and not finish it.) Anyway, the books soon became boring. I lost interest, and didnt bother reading the 6th book. The author should have cut it down from 6 books to 2, cut out a lot of the repetitive nonsense and it would have been much better.

  • Heather
    2019-07-09 02:48

    After a close brush with Taksidian the Kings discover a portal from his house to theirs. Only it's been walled in and Taksidian uses it as a very slow way to kill people and David is trapped inside. We see how one little action changed the scope of the Civil War.I like seeing the changes in history the best. One little action can have enormous impact. I also liked the idea of getting Toria out of the house for a bit. So young and innocent - I don't wish these kinds of things on any child. Another cliffhanger (GRRR) but in a really cool setting.

  • Felicia
    2019-07-01 19:09

    Loved it! books one - four were all amazing, and i devoured them. I forced myself to slow down and actaully enjoy this book. Allowing myself time to think about what i was reading. Liparulo spins a wonderfully exciting web of wild and crazy page turning ideas. Now book five and still not close enough to saving mom. With Taksidian always multiple steps ahead of the king family i have no idea how the next book could possibly wrap up this families incredible story.