Sunday, 22 February 2015

She Is Sondaleur ~ Breaker by Emma Raveling Review

Breaker (Ondine Quartet #4)
By Emma Raveling

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

My thoughts on the book:

Reading Breaker was a simply mind-blowing experience.

Every word felt like it had been placed on the page with care, with purpose...and with a dash of magic. Each sentence was another perfectly crafted puzzle piece that slid into its proper place to create the full picture. 

This whole series, since its stunning beginning in Whirl, has been building towards that full picture, that final image. Bit by bit Emma Raveling has revealed Kendra's destiny to us readers throughout the series, & Breaker is where everything falls beautifully into place. 

'She gave her choice to speak for all, so others would have the choice for themselves. She is sondaleur.'

There was no 'ifs', 'buts', or 'whys' about it in Breaker - if anyone had ever doubted that Raveling's heroine Kendra was indeed the sondaleur, they received all the proof they needed in this book. 

Kendra's character blossoms. There is so much character growth, as Raveling reveals Kendra layer by layer. All her insecurities, doubts, & flaws are laid bare and Kendra is forced to come to terms with who she is, who she is meant to be, and who she wishes to be.

'Turn around, my love.'

Tristan becomes the man of my dreams...of every girl's dreams! Breaker. Not that he wasn't already the epitome of hotness & charisma, but he really shines in this book. Breaker provides Tristan with new opportunities to prove his love for Kendra, as it's tested time and time again. 

I love how the Ondine Quartet portrays love. It's not the wishy-washy stereotype so often seen in YA fiction. It's complex, twisted and untameable. It's a choice. And for Kendra it is a daily battle to make the choice to love and allow herself to be loved in return. 

Tristan and Kendra compliment each other so well, and it's been such a joy to watch their relationship mature throughout the series.

As powerful & beautiful as the ocean itself, Breaker brings YA to another level.

Although it saddens me that this amazing series has reached its close, I can honestly say that Breaker was a fitting end to what has been a magical journey.

Add it to your bookshelf today!

Have you read Breaker, or do you plan to? Let me know below!

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