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The Summer of Shambles (Ondine #1)

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Ondine: The Summer of Shambles
Category Teen Fiction / YA
Formats Paperback
  Large Print
Print Length 304 pages
Publishers Egmont, Hardie Grant, Bookbaby
Language English
Print Dimensions 19.6 x 12.8 x 2 cm


"One of the best and funniest books I have ever read! Don’t be a bampot, give this absolutely fantastic book a read, you won’t regret it."
5 out of 5 stars.
Leanne Bell, Goodreads

"ingenious... combines smart, sassy writing, great characters, humorous asides - and a cracking story. Most entertaining!"
Book Trust

"Ohman, this book was so absolutely quirkily and wittily fantastic. ...a laugh out loud hilarious retelling of the classic fairy tale."
Audrey, Goodreads

"...I could not put Ondine down, I'm a sucker for a good love story. Ondine is a wonderful read; I can't wait for the sequel!"
5 out of 5 stars.
Kerryn Boyko, The Book Depository

"I couldn't stop myself laughing out loud at some of (Shambles’) kooky expressions. Every scene that he appeared in was a joy to read... I absolutely enjoyed reading Ondine... Shambles sold the whole story with his wit and charm."
Becky The Bookette

"... a fun, romantic, well written read which would appeal to young girls aged 12+ who enjoy intelligent and witty writing."
Lovely Treez Reads

"I loved this book, especially Shambles. The story was really fun with lots of madcap action. Now, where can I find a talking ferret?"
5 out of 5 stars.
In the Hammock

"The dialogue between the ferret and Ondine is hilarious, you will laugh your butt off. I had a hard time putting it down. It was sweet, funny, charming and yet again funny."
5 out of 5 hearts.
We Adore Happy Endings

"McKenna has crafted a modern fairytale that is both unusual and funny, featuring Counts, Witches and magical creatures."

"...on sheer charm alone, Ondine is hard to resist. This whimsical romantic fantasy for girls 12-plus simply oozes romantic longing. If you swooned over Edward, you’ll likely go gaga for Hamish and Lord Vincent."
Bookseller + Publisher

"Ebony is an absolute marvel when it comes to humour."

"...original and quirky – wonderful use of witty footnotes throughout..."
Me and My Big Mouth

"Ondine was an absolute pleasure to read."
Brizmus Books Blogs

"This is a charming story that will leave a smile on your lips."
She Known As Jess Blog Spot

"...wish there's a movie of this stories. hamish mcphee is so sweet. i love this book so much. this is the best book i've ever read!! WOW."
5 out of 5 stars.
Amal Rawiah, Goodreads

"...one of the best stories I've ever read."
Taylor Oxenham, Read Plus

"...a lot of entertaining scenes and hilarious moments... funny and interesting, and I enjoyed reading it ...quirky with a tinge of magic."
Aik Chien, Goodreads

"I absolutely loved this book. An excellent debut novel; one, that I think we should all read. It is a lighthearted, and vibrant read that will burrow itself into your heart. This is one book that I know I will be re-reading in the future. It is a feel-good tale that kept me involved, and guessing what would happen next."
5 out of 5 stars
CorLostForWords, Goodreads

"I absolutely loved reading this book ...I didn't move from my bed until I had finished it. It was amazing, and perfect.."
5 out of 5 stars
A.M Bells, Goodreads

"Oh this book…SO. MUCH. FUN. Really it is. Ebony has one of the most amusing, clever, altogether entertaining voices I’ve ever came across. ...a delightful tale, full of creative scenarios and great advice - especially for the youngsters."
5 out of 5 stars
Carla, Goodreads

"It was over-the-top, magical fun that put a smile on my face whenever I picked it up. McKenna writes with confidence and skill ...a wonderful debut!"
Kay, Dead Book Darling

"This is definitely a book for anyone who a) enjoys humor b) magic and c) romance."
5 out of 5 stars
Lexie, Goodreads

"Ondine is an appealing character, producing many very amusing moments... But of all the great characters in this book, Shambles/Hamish steals the show. He is outrageously outspoken, and a hilarious mixture of man and ferret in his living habits."
Kate McMurry, Author of The Misdirected Magic Trilogy

"I absolutely adored this book! It was so fun and cute. The characters are so full of life and exciting. I was completely captivated by the world Ebony created. The way she wove the whole story together was just brilliant."
5 out of 5 stars
Faye, Goodreads

"I can't stop laughing throughout this book. My first time to fell iin love with a ferrett. Every charcter is hilarious."
5 out of 5 stars
Frezanda, Goodreads


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Other Books In The Ondine Series

Ondine: The Autumn Palace


Ondine: The Winter of Magic

Ondine: The Spring Revolution

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