Swirls

Swirls

Sixteen-year-old Julia finds herself leaving her London life behind to move with her parents to the Amazon jungle. A native descendant, she becomes familiarized with her own roots for the first time in her life. However, she never imagines she is about to discover much more than her own past but also just how crowded our little planet is... This is a present time sci-fi/ fa Sixteen-year-old Julia finds herself leaving her London life behind to move with her parents to the Amazon jungle...

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Title:Swirls
Author:F.A. Hershey
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Genres:Fantasy
ISBN:1463652623
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:254 pages pages

Swirls Reviews

  • carole
    Sep 11, 2011
    I've never read a book like this one before. Julia is being moved from London to the Amazon to connect with a heritage she's never known very much about. The book takes an incredible turn once the characters are in the Amazon. We learn secrets, dark and buried family secrets that just ...
  • Jamie
    Jul 19, 2011
    Swirls is so much more than the summary provides. I was pleasantly surprised when I started reading the book. By the end I was hooked and am looking forward to reading book number two. Julia is living in London with her family when she starts having strange dreams that always invol...
  • Tina
    Feb 17, 2012
    I found this book to be an interesting and quick read. It is the story of a young girl who is uprooted from her life in London to life in Brazil with her family. She finds that her heritage is a rich one, and meets new friends along the way who show her a side to herself and the world ...
  • Natshane
    Jan 02, 2012
    Julia did not want to leave London and move to Brazil, but when her father's job required them to relocate to a remote area in Brazil, Julia had no other choice than to follow. Little did she know that what awaits her in Brazil could change her fate, and her destiny. I was intrigued...
  • Sharon
    Jul 17, 2011
    http://obsessionwithbooks.blogspot.com ?Swirls? was kindly provided to me by the author, F.A Hershey and is the first book in ?The Outsiders? series. Julia feels her life is in turmoil when her Biologist father receives a job opportunity in Brazil; reluctantly they make t...
  • Krysta Felix
    Aug 31, 2011
    Under normal circumstances I wouldn't have read past the first five pages, but I got this book from Goodreads' Giveaways and so I felt an obligation to finish it. There were several glaring problems with this book: 1. The worst was the spelling/grammatical mistakes. They went way...
  • Jennifer
    Jul 19, 2011
    I actually wanted to give this book 3 stars, for a few reasons but I just couldn't. I honestly did really like the story and I think there is a lot of potential here. Reasons I wanted to give it 3 stars: for one, there are typo's. Actually it's more like words that don't belong (for ex...
  • heather - NightlyReading
    Jun 28, 2011
    Julia's father is overly excited to move to the amazon jungle. Her mother, not so much. Julia is not as excited either, but goes along with it for her father's sake. And also that she has no other choice. She runs into a strange man in the airport, that she feels connected to in som...
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    Dec 24, 2011
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  • Cassie
    Oct 28, 2011
    The first thing that comes to mind after reading this book is?Interesting! This can be both good and bad though. If you are looking for a new twist on paranormal YA?s then you may be delighted by this book. If you like a book to pick up pace quickly then you may get irritated and g...
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    Nov 02, 2012
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    Oct 23, 2011
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  • Beth
    Jun 02, 2012
    Julia's father announces that due to job issues their family must move to Brazil. Julia is devastated to leave her London home, friends and grandmother behind. She starts having strange dreams/nightmares that night before they are scheduled to leave for Brazil. Julia thinks her grandmo...
  • Elsa Carrion
    Aug 29, 2011
    Loved the cover and the story! I would like to extend my deep appreciation to the author F.A. Hershey for providing me with an e-copy of his wonderful tale. I found the setting unique as well as the characters. I did notice that there were a few errors that editing missed but nothing t...
  • Veronica Morfi
    Nov 17, 2011
    When I started reading Swirls I thought it'd be a story about a girl going back to her roots in Amazon and finding more about herself and maybe finding some magic powers or something to go along with it. In some ways it was: Julie lived all her life in London away from her true h...
  • Tammy
    Jun 07, 2012
    The summary for this book caught my eye because of the setting-the Amazon jungle. I thought a book about a girl who is forced to move from London to a remote location then discovers some new paranormal creature would be really interesting. At some points the book was interesting, but o...
  • Alana ~ The Book Pimp
    May 07, 2012
    Hmmm... Story was good and interesting, different- incredibly unique, in fact... but overall it didn't knock me in the head and say, "Love Me!" For the novelty and level of description, I'll give it 4?'s but it just earned it by the skin of its teeth. No worries of themes too b...
  • Lovey Dovey Books
    Mar 04, 2012
    Originally posted on Lovey Dovey Books Swirls is a beautiful story. It was a little slow getting started for me, but I appreciated the build - up. The build - up allowed me to get to know and understand Julia on a deeper level. I was able to see a change in her attitude and perspect...
  • Preet
    Feb 13, 2012
    I initially chose to review this book because it seemed different from other YA books. This book definitely took me a while to get into. Now I'm not saying it was bad, it just took some time for the story to get going. A slow beginning doesn't usually bother me, but I really didn't car...
  • Rachael
    Jun 25, 2012
    Disclaimer: The fact that I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review has not affected my rating. First of all, I would like to thank the author for providing me with a free review copy. However, since this is an honest review, I apologize for my negative wo...
  • Carly
    Dec 06, 2011
    Swirls for me was such an interesting novel, I was intrigued with where the storyline was going to take me from the start of the book, I was not disappointed F.A. Hershey has written an amazing start to what I hope will be a interesting series. Special thanks to F.A. Hershey for the re...
  • Sabine Reed
    Nov 27, 2011
    An intriguing setting. A coming of age story about a young women who discovers her real roots, and her power. The plot needs some tightening, but otherwise it's a fairly good read. ...
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    Mar 07, 2012
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    Dec 19, 2011
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    Apr 25, 2012
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  • Fungi From Yuggoth
    Feb 23, 2012
    Julia?s family is moving to the Amazon, from London, with next to no notice at all. Her father has found a new position there, and hopes to get out from under the family?s financial difficulties. In a sense, Julia and her mother ought to be happy for the trip, because her mother?...
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    Apr 15, 2012
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