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Emma Raveling writes a wide variety of fiction for teens and adults. She is the author of the young adult urban / contemporary fantasy series, the Ondine Quartet, and Lost Blood, the first installment of the forthcoming young adult urban fantasy series, Chancer. She's also working on the first book in her new Steel Magic series for adults.
An avid traveler hopelessly addicted to diet coke and coffee, she currently resides in Honolulu, Hawaii with her husband and German shepherd.
on Sep. 26, 2014 :
Surely when I think the Ondine series can not get any better, Raveling manages to amaze me again.
How much can a character from a book resonate and grow through a series..
I re-read the first two before starting Crest to recall on some of the more detailed aspects and Im so glad I did. Rereading the series has given me the insight to see the flow through the books in a new light.
Kendra is so much stronger, she is still herself and yes she still is stubborn but she also has a lot of revelation in this book. By far the most important ones yet in my opinion.
We get taken to a whole new place, and a game more intricate then I thought we would encounter through her story. I have rarely seen this in YA books and the moral is something a person any age can take resonance from. I will put this aside for my kids to read when they are old enough (this is a promise to them).
On that note, we stop on a major cliff hanger. It's okay as some important dangling ends have been rounded up so nicely it is not leaving me with a sour taste in my mouth but with an adoration and respect knowing we will receive a major finale in the next. I have no doubt of that!
(reviewed within a week of purchase)